Friday, December 29, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, December 29, 2017

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

Joan Lunden - Journalist, Author, Television Host

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, December 28, 2017

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.

Gillian Anderson - Actress

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

Edward Estlin Cummings - 1894-1962
Poet, Painter, and Author

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.

John F. Kennedy - 1917-1963
35th President of the United States

Friday, December 22, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, December 22, 2017

During 2018 may you stay tuned to the still small voice of your Creator and realize your passion and purpose.  Wishing You and Your Family Joy, Peace and Happiness at Christmas, throughout the Holiday Season, and during the coming year.

Henry & Dianne Ford

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, December 21, 2017

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

Ralph Blum - Screenwriter

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cry – forgive – learn - move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

Steve Maraboli - Author and Speaker

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

Vince Lombardi - 1913-1970
Football Coach

Monday, December 18, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, December 18, 2017

The greatest gift you will ever receive is the gift of loving and believing in yourself. Guard this gift with your life. It is the only thing that will ever truly be yours.

Tiffany Loren Rowe

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