Friday, December 15, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, December 15, 2017


In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer - 1875-1965
Theologian, Philosopher, and Physician

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, December 14, 2017


Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.

Sonia Choquette - Author

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill - 1883-1970
Author of Think and Grow Rich

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.

Richard Koch - Author

Monday, December 11, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, December 11, 2017


Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Khalil Gibran - 1883-1931
Artist, Poet, and Writer

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, December 8, 2017


Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Grenville Kleiser - 1868-1935, Author

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, December 7, 2017


There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.

Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

Plato – Philosopher

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino – 1923-1996, Author

Monday, December 04, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, December 4, 2017


"Stand tall, be not afraid, go all the way!"

Connie Atkins

Delivered to graduates of CAAO's Youth Innovation Forum in Cleveland, Ohio - Saturday, 12-2-2017

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, December 1, 2017


Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.

Freeman Clarke – 1810-1888
Theologian and Author

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, November 30, 2017


Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

Booker T. Washington – 1856-1915, Educator and Author

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, November 29, 2017


You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.

Barbara Sher – Author

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, November 28, 2017


He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

Raymond Hull – 1919-1985, Playwright

Monday, November 27, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, November 27, 2017


The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

John Ruskin – 1819-1900
Art Critic and Philanthropist

Friday, November 24, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, November 24, 2017


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather – 1889-1981, Author

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Flashback - Celebrating Thanksgiving in Australia (2004)

It did not matter to the Chef that she had never prepared a Thanksgiving Dinner, and that Thanksgiving was not celebrated in Australia.  She simply went to the Internet and provided our tour group with an excellent Thanksgiving Dinner.

Inspirations - Thursday, November 23, 2017


This Thanksgiving (and every day), may we express gratitude for life, and another opportunity to "get it right" while we have the chance.  

Henry Ford
Author, Speaker, Consultant
Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, November 22, 2017


If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
[Commencement Address at American University, June 10 1963]

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
(B) May 29, 1917 – (D) November 22, 1963

Inspirations - Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
(B) May 29, 1917 – (D) November 22, 1963

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, November 20, 2017


I make more mistakes than anyone else I know. And, sooner or later, I patent most of them.

Thomas Edison – 1847-1931
Inventor and Businessman

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, November 16, 2017


Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain – 1835-1910, Author

Inspirations - Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.

Rhonda Byrne – Writer and Producer

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Inspirations, Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’

Audrey Hepburn - 1929-1993
Actress and Humanitarian

Monday, November 13, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, November 13, 2017


I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.

Marissa Mayer - President and CEO of Yahoo!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, November 10, 2017


It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows.

Henry Doherty - 1870-1939, Financier and Oilman

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, November 9, 2017


We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.

Jesse Owens - 1913-1980
Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Inspirations - Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.

Mary Kay Ash - 1918-2001
Businesswoman and Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.

Wilfred Grenfell – 1865-1940, Medical Doctor

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, November 6, 2017


What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.

Paulo Coelho – Author

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, November 3, 2017


I’ve always been a hugger. If we all hugged more, the world would be a better place.

Taylor Swift – Singer/Songwriter

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, November 2, 2017


A person is literally what they think, their character being the complete sum of all their thoughts.

James Allen – 1864-1912, Writer

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, November 1, 2017


If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.

Daisaku Ikeda – Philosopher

Monday, October 30, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, October 31, 2017


What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall – Primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Greatness Awaits by Dr. Robert L. Lawson

Inspirations - Monday, October 30, 2017


The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

Arnold Palmer – 1929-2016, Professional Golfer

Friday, October 27, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, October 27, 2017


Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.

Robert Schuller - 1926-2015, Televangelist

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, October 26, 2017


Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.

Nelson Mandela – 1918-2013
Former President of South Africa

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, October 25, 2017


What is it that you’re going to do differently? In order to do something you’ve never done, you have to become someone you’ve never been.

Les Brown – Author and Speaker

Monday, October 23, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, October 24, 2017


The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.

Marianne Williamson – Author and Speaker