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Daily Quote: Give Without a Thought of Getting

December 7, 2016

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"Let us make Christmas real. It isn’t just tinsel and ribbon, unless we have made it so in our lives. Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. It is peace because we have found peace in the Savior’s teachings. It is the time we realize most deeply that the more love is expended, the more there is of it for others." —Thomas S. Monson

In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir invites you to ask yourself the age-old question: "What shall we give to the babe in the manger?”

Some of the most meaningful gifts we can give to Jesus Christ are love and service to those in need. No matter the time or place, if you take a moment to focus on others, you will see opportunities to serve all around.

Like the three “Wise Men” in this video, consider how you can treat people more like Jesus Christ would. When you do, you and those you help will be lifted closer to Him.

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