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“Meeting Oprah Winfrey, I cried like a baby.
Meeting Steven Spielberg, I cried like a baby.
Meeting Denzel Washington, I gushed like a crazy woman.
If I don’t get excited or star struck by someone I’ve
been dying to meet, it’s time to retire.”
~ Octavia Lenora Spencer,
Actress, Author,
Awards Recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG,
Critics’ Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Help, 2011)

Those Numbers

“No matter what your age is, you only have now.
So it’s always about living in the moment and being in the moment…
I refuse to let those numbers define me,
and I just try to face each day positively.”
~ Christie Brinkley a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,
Super-Model, Actress, Artist,
Author & Entrepreneur.

Prisoners of the Past

“The past is a great place
and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it,
yet I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”
~ Mick Jagger a.k.a Sir Michael Philip Jagger,
a Founder & Member of the Rolling Stones,
Singer, Songwriter, Music and Film Producer

Golden Esteem

“When I hit around 65, 66,
I started to feel tremendous worth
and incredible personal esteem.
I was becoming very cognisant of
my contribution to the American spirit of helping
your fellow man and all of the good stuff.”
~ Jerry Lewis a.k.a Joseph Levitch,
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Producer, Screenwriter and Film Director
Winner of several Lifetime Achievements Awards from:
The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association,
& Venice Film Festival, Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2x)
Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors
(highest Emmy Award, 2005)
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(2009)

Blooming Late?

“I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life
than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen
at any time and at any age.”
~ Salma Hayek,
Actress, Director, Producer
Glamour ‘Woman of the Year Award’ recipient (2001)
Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award recipient (2003)
Time ’25 Most Influential Hispanics’ recipient (2005)
Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recipient (2006)
Knight (Chevalier) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour recipient (France, 2011)

An Ageless ‘You’

“There is a Fountain of Youth:
It is your mind, your talents, the creativity
you bring to your life
and the lives of the people you love.
When you learn to tap this source,
you will truly have defeated age.”
~ Sophia Loren a.k.a Sofia Villani Scicolone,
Actress, Best Foreign Actress BAFTA Award winner,
Best Actress Academy Award winner, César Award winner,
Golden Ariel Award winner, and Grammy Award-winner

Approving Oneself

“We have to approve of ourselves
before anyone else will.
Women need to celebrate their God-given beauty,
instead of always trying to be something else.”
~ Iman a.k.a Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid,
Fashion Model, Actress and Entrepreneur

Get ‘Happy Sleep’

“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer

We Think to Read, Don’t We?

“Some people read because they cannot think for themselves.”
~ Ever After: A Cinderella Story Movie character
Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent
(Cinderella’s Step-Mother)
Hello, WordPress Friends!
I hope this bit of humor from
Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent has
made you all smile!

Walk the Tightrope, Smiling

“A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance
to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”
~ William Arthur Ward,
Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker

“Let Go!”

“Sometimes we think we need to hold on, when we really need to let go!
Let go of the negative energy, events or people,
set some boundaries and start your new day!”
~ Jennifer Gayle

Your Work, Your Plan

Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher
“Plan your work for today
and every day,
then, work your plan.”
~ Margaret Hilda Thatcher,
(Baroness Thatcher),

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (May 1979–November 1990)
Leader of the Opposition (February 1975–May 1979)
Leader of the Conservative Party (February 1975–November 1990)
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment (March 1974–February 1975)
Secretary of State for Education and Science (June 1970–March 1974)
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science (January 1967-June 1970)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Pensions (October 1961–October 1964)
Member of Parliament for Finchley (October 1959–April 1992)

~ Image via Wikipedia

In His Compassion

St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland was built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint.   Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland was built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin.

“Before I was humiliated I was like a stone
that lies in deep mud, and He who is mighty came
and in His compassion raised me up
and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.”
~ Saint Patrick a.k.a “Apostle of Ireland”,
Missionary & Bishop