Challenging, Rewarding & Satisfying

“If you want to have a challenging life and if you want to have a rewarding and satisfying life,
consider some part of being involved in medical missions around the globe.
The needs are great, the opportunities are great, and the reward and satisfaction are quite unbelievable.”
~ Dr. Paul Osteen,
Speaker, General Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, Co-Founder – M3 Conference

Raising the Next Generation

“America’s public school system is in shambles,
teaching what it’s not supposed to teach, indoctrinating when it should be educating,
and raising the next generation in ways it decidedly should not go — and voila,
no wonder socialism and secularism are spreading in quick-time, throughout the country”
~ Sandra Lynn “Sam” Sorbo
Actress, Writer, Homeschooling Advocate, Talk Radio Host – The Sam Sorbo Show
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The Prince of Peace was BornCreator

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given,
the government will be upon His shoulders,
and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
~ Isaiah 9:6
Berean Study Bible
~

Something We Should All Celebrate Every Day

“We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving,
and there’s people that are not with their families.
There are people that are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line
to keep our country free, and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day.”
~ Guy Fieri,
Restaurateur, Author, Television Host, Hunt & Ryde Winery Owner & Emmy Award
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Coming From Little & Giving a Lot

“My parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot:
buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving,
delivering meals to people in hospices,
giving spare change to those asking for it.”
~ Meghan Markle,
Duchess of Sussex,
Actress, Model, Calligrapher,
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – The Tig (2014-2017)
& Humanitarian

Become Honest with Each Other

“The more we become honest with each other, we’re going to get past this racist mess.
You can’t just talk the talk, you gotta walk it, and it means changing the way you talk to people,
thinking about how you describe people, think about the jokes you tell.”
~ Monica Kaufman Pearson,
Television Broadcast Journalist, News Anchor (WSB-TV Atlanta, 37 yrs),
Radio Host, Guest Lecturer, College Instructor, Columnist & Emmy Awards (33X)

Loved the Same & Everlastingly So

“I hope they take the message that Jesus hasn’t changed.
He loves everyone the same. He has no favorites.
What He did for me, He will do for anybody. I just want them to know that God’s Word is the same.
That Jesus loves us with an everlasting love.”
~ Dodie Osteen,
Co-Founder – Lakewood Church Speaker & Author

Love the Person Not the Potential

“Don’t go telling yourself you’re in love with the man he could be; you gotta love the man standing in front of you right now.
Simply put, love the person not the potential! Otherwise, he will always be disappointing to you, and whose fault is that?”
~ Niecy Nash
Comedian, Actress, Television Host, Model, Producer, Emmy Award (2010), Primetime Emmy AwardS (2X) & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2018)

When the Going Goes Tough

“When the going gets tough, I’m not always sure what you do.
I’m not saying that I know how to fix everything when the going gets tough, but I do know this: when the going goes tough, you don’t quit,
and you don’t fold up, and you don’t go in the other direction.”
~ John Madden
Football Coach, Sportscaster, Super Bowl XI winner, Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award (2002), Pro Football Hall of Fame (2006), Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (1991), Yahoo Sports Top 50 All Time Network Television Sports Announcers, California Hall of Fame (2009), NSSA National Sportscaster of the Year (1984), NSSA Hall of Fame inductee (2010) & Emmy Awards (16X)

He Loved Gospel

“Elvis loved gospel music. He was raised on it. And he really did know what he was talking about. He was singing Gospel all the time – almost anything he did had that flavor. You can’t get away from what your roots are.”
~ Emily “Cissy” Houston
Medal for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award,
Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Gospel Album (2X)

Those Plastic Surgery Shows

“God gave us intestines for a reason. I’m not keen on surgery. It’s too extreme.
All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is.”
~ Kirstie Alley,
Actress, Comedian, Spokes-Model & Founder – Organic Liaison

Defeated Before You Do Anything

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,
for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before
you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.”

~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author & Minister

Only J.C. Can Be All That!

“It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be:
always ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving,
unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision.
Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain.”
~ Ruth McCue Bell Graham,
Philanthropist, Poet, Author & Painter

CEO, Wife, Mother & or More

“Feminism is being able to have the choice – the choice to be a CEO, to be an executive,
to be a journalist, to be a congresswoman, to be a mother, a stay-at-home mother, to be a wife.”
~ Stacey Dash,
Actress, Talk Show Host & Author

You Are a Business

“YOU ARE A BUSINESS; too many of us think we just start a business
or we are part of a business. NO—you ARE a business.
Everybody has a brand and whatever company you work for,
you have a unique ability to bring value and revenue in.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

If You Have to Be Extraordinary

“If there are opportunities, seize them and be prepared for them, and be the best, if that’s what it takes.
If you have to be extraordinary, then be extraordinary.”
~ Stacey Dash,
Actress, Talk Show Host & Author

Master Your Craft

“If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonalds, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do, you have to master your craft.”
~ Snoop Dogg,
a.k.a. Calvin r Broadus, Jr.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Film Actor, Voice Actor,
Entrepreneur, Investor, Record Producer & Television Director,

Having It All

“The secret to having it all, is knowing that you already do!”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert & Philanthropist.

Neglected & Forsaken

“How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake Him here.”
Jonathan Edwards
Theologian, Philosopher & Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900)

Look Closely

“If you really look closely, most ‘overnight successes’ took a long time.”
~ Steve Jobs,
Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, &
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple, Inc.
Founder & CEO of NeXT, Disney Legend (2013, posthumously)
Grammy Trustees Award (2012), California Hall of Fame (2007)
‘Most Powerful Person in Business’ by Fortune Magazine (2007)
Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by Inc. Magazine (1989)
Jefferson Award for Public Service (1987) & National Medal of Technology (1985)
~

Be Unbreakable

“If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented,
and if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny.
If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty,
and if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.”
~ Gabourey Sidibe
Actress, Director, Author,
Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2009), Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards (2009),
National Board of Review (2009), Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (2009),
Hollywood Film Festival (2009), Detroit Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Chicago International Film Festival (2009),
Satellite Awards (2010), NAACP Image Awards (2010), Iowa Film Critics Awards (2010), Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (2010),
Independent Spirit Awards (2010), Black Reel Awards (2010) & Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2012)

North America’s Rallying Cry

 

“Peace, unity, love and non-violence should be our rallying cry
and the catalyst for change in our nation.”
~ Tony Evans,
Founder & Senior Pastor – Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship,
Founder & President – The Urban Alternative,
Former Chaplain – Dallas Cowboys, Chaplain – Dallas Mavericks,
Radio Broadcaster – The Alternative & Television Broadcaster

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Spotlighting with Celebrity

“A celebrity can help put a spotlight on a problem, a crisis and a need.”
~ Sela Ward,
Actress, Author, Producer, Spokesperson, Philanthropist, Prime-time Emmy Awards (2X) & Golden Globe Award

Living Smaller

“Many of us are walking around living smaller lives than we’re meant to live.
Don’t allow yourself to dream smaller than you were meant to dream.”
~ Hill Harper,
Actor, Author, Philanthropist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (3X),
People‘s Sexiest Men Alive” (2X) & Skin Care Entrepreneur (Be The Architect)
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This Blessing is Global!

“To hate a nationality,
to hate a location because of its people,
to hate someone
is:
– self-destructive (the acid of hatred is destroying you from the inside out),
– self-cursing (the hatred you’re verbalizing, expressing, acting out, demonstrating and
writing are magnetizing the negativity of the same and worse to happen to you, immediately or later),
– a demonstration of a lack of a measure of intelligence about the Human Family,
and
– a demonstration of a lack of knowledge about The Blessing of Genesis 12:3

~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie

Be Perfect at Being You

” Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.
If there’s any definition to being perfect, you’re perfect at being yourself.
There are so many great things in life; why dwell on negativity?”
~ Zendaya,
a.k.a. Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman,
Fashion Model, Dancer, Actress, Singer & Author

What Comes Out Our Hearts

“What comes out of our hearts through the words of our mouths
determines what comes to pass in our lives. It’s the absolute truth.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author (How You Call It Is How It Will Be), Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

Being Financially Independent Females

“Financial independence is paramount. My mom always says that when a woman is financially independent,
she has the ability to live life on her own terms. I think that was the soundest advice
that I ever got. No matter where you go in life or who you get married to,
you have to be financially independent – whether you use it or not.
~ Priyanka Chopra,
Actress, Singer, Film Producer, Philanthropist, Founder – Purple Pebble Pictures & Miss World 2000
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Choose Positivity

“In this life, I’m always going to choose the positive.”
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame,
The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (1993)
Hispanic Heritage Award, MTV Video Music Award, ACE Awards (2X)
National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award (1993),
American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, BMI Songwriter of the Year,
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2X) Billboard Spirit of Hope Award (2011)
Caribbean American Mover and Shakers Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

The Greatest Victory

“In the end, the greatest victory we can know is the result of all of our
hard work, discipline, and dedication: the realization of our dreams.”
~ Cheryl Burke,
Dancer, Model, TV Host, Author, World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion (2005)
San Francisco Latin Champion (2005), Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion (2005),
Dancing with the Stars Champion (2x), Prime Time Emmy Outstanding Choreography (2006)
Filipino/American Library Gala Role Model Award (2007),
& Asian Excellence Awards Viewer’s Choice Award (2008)

Concentrate on the Solutions

“I think, at some level, if we concentrate on problems
as opposed to solutions, then you just create more problems.”
~ Suzanne de Passe,
Emmy Awards (2x), NAACP Image Awards, Golden Globe Award, Peabody Award, Syracuse University George Arents Award (2010),
Essence’s Hollywood Women of Power Visionary Award (2008), Savannah Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award (2008),
Black Enterprise Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers (2007),
Center for The Advancement of Women Changing the Landscape for Women Honoree (2007), Jackie Robinson Foundation Trailblazer Award (2006),
Ebony Magazine Madame C. J. Walker Award (2004), Los Angeles Urban League Whitney M. Young Award (2003),
American Women in Radio and Television Silver Satellite Award (1999),
Revlon Business Woman of the Year Award (1994), Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1990), Essence Award (1989),
Women in Film Crystal Award (1988), Candace Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (1983, 1989)

When You Follow Your Heart

“When you follow your heart, you’re never supposed
to do things because of what you think people might say.”
~ will.i.am
a.k.a William James Adams
,
Founder of i.am Angel,
Director of Creative Innovation for Intel (2011),
Founder of The Back-Eyed Peas,
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur,
Actor, DJ, Record Producer, Philanthropist,
Continue reading “When You Follow Your Heart”

No Substitutes

“There’s no substitute for a full-time dad.
Dads who are fully engaged with their kids
overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.”
~ Tony Dungy,
Analyst – NBC Football Night in America, National Spokesman – All Pro Dad, Pro Football Hall of Fame (2016),
NFL Head Coach – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001), NFL Head Coach – Indianapolis Colts (2002-2008)
Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award (2007), IWU’s Society of World Changers (2008),
President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (2007)

Still Not Retired

“I’ve retired so many times now it’s getting to be a habit.”
“I’m always announcing my retirement. I’m still not retired.”
~ Dick Van Dyke,
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Dancer, Writer, Producer, Author,
Tony Award (1961), Emmy Awards (5X), Grammy Award (1964),
People’s Choice Awards (1976), American Comedy Awards (1994),
Television Critics Association Career Achievement Award (2003) &
Screen Actors Guild Award (2013)

Coming from Humble Circumstances

“The essence of America – that which really unites us –
is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion –
it is an idea – and what an idea it is:
That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.”
~ Condoleezza Rice,
Founder – Center for New Generation (1992), Political Scientist, Diplomat, United States Secretary of State (2005–2009),
United States National Security Advisor (2001–2005), Provost of Stanford University (1993–1999),
Augusta National Golf Club (2012), ESPNW Impact 25 (2014), Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2017) & Author

Adversity’s Special Moments

“Sometimes when you have adversity it brings along special moments in life.”
~ Vinny Testaverde,
National Football League (NFL) Quarterback (21 seasons), Heisman Trophy (1986), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987–1992),
Cleveland Browns (1993–1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996–1997), New York Jets (1998–2003), Dallas Cowboys (2004),
New York Jets (2005), New England Patriots (2006), Carolina Panthers (2007), Pro Bowl (1996 & 1998),
Maxwell Award (1986), Davey O’Brien Award (1986), Walter Camp Award (1986), Sporting News Player of the Year (1986),
UPI Player of the Year (1986) & Consensus All-American (1986)

Friends, Family, Good Health & Louboutins

“At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list
and say I’m grateful for friends, family and good health.
Then, I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.”
~ Christie Brinkley
a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,
Super-Model, Actress, Artist,Author & Entrepreneur
~ Have a blissful Thanksgiving celebration! I am grateful for you and your ‘follow’. Thank-you!

Someone Else’s Point of View

“You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else’s point of view.”
~ Penelope Cruz,
Actress, Model, Philanthropist, Clothing Designer, Academy Award (2008),
Empire Award, Goya Award, BAFTA Awards, European Film Award, & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star,

Laughing at Yourself

“One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself.”
~ Penelope Cruz,
Actress, Model, Philanthropist, Clothing Designer, Academy Award (2008),
Empire Award, Goya Award, BAFTA Awards, European Film Award, & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star,

Striking Your Real Pace Well Beyond Your 50th Year

“Those who succeed in an outstanding way
seldom do so before the age of 40.
More often, they do not strike their real pace
until they are well beyond the age of 50”
~ Napoleon Hill,
Author

One Extra Help

“The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably
one extra help from God to bring you together, but that’s it.
All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.”
~ Joan Chen a.k.a. Chen Chong,
Actress, Film Director, Screenwriter, & Film Producer

You Are. You Have. You Can.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
~ Arthur Ashe,
Tennis Player, Grand Slam winner(3x)
Wimbledon Singles, US Open & Australian Open winner

Common Days Become Thanksgiving


“Gratitude can transform
common days into Thanksgiving,
turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
~ William Arthur Ward,
Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker

Success & Happiness

” Success is getting what you want,
happiness is wanting what you get.”
~ Ingrid Bergman,
Actress,
Academy Awards winner, Golden Globe Awards winner,
Emmy Awards winner, Tony Award winner,
Cesar Award winner, Donaldson Award winner,
New York Film Critics Circle Awards winner, David di Donatello Awards winner,
National Board of Review Awards winner & BAFTA Award winner

When We Want to Achieve a Dream-Goal, We Can

“… there’s a larger shift in my thinking. There’s a realization that anything I want to achieve,
I can achieve, and it’s not worth giving up.”
~ Gong Li,
Actress,
Hundred Flowers Award (1989), Hundred Flowers Awards (1991), Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup (1992), Golden Rooster Awards (1993),
Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (1993), New York Film Critics Circle Award (1993), Berlin International Film Festival (1993),
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998), Golden Rooster Awards (2000), Montreal World Film Festival (2000), Hundred Flowers Awards (2000),
Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2001), Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (2001), Beijing College Student Film Festival (2003),
Cannes Film Festival Festival Trophy (2004), National Board of Review (2005), Hong Kong Film Award (2007),  Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award  (2007),
Golden Bauhinia Awards (2007), Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2014), Golden Deer Awards (2014) & China Film Directors’ Guild Awards (2015)

 

Going After Dreams & Goals

“You have to be vigorous. That’s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams
and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them
are the ones that go after it and don’t take no for an answer.”
~ Nick Cannon
Actor, Comedian, Rapper, Director, Writer, Producer, Television Host,
Activist, Hollywood Film Festival (2006), Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (2002) & NAACP Image Awards (2012)
~

The Combination of Action-Adventure & Love

“I love emotion. I love being in love. And showing that on screen. I think it’s wonderful.”

“I would love a combination of action/adventure and… love, and stories told with heart.
I would like people to be invigorated as well as moved; people to see the movie and see that.
I love to play, y’know, well-rounded characters.”

~ Dennis Haysbert
Actor & Voice Actor
~

Negotiating Dreams

“No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high.
No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams.
You should never agree to surrender your dreams.”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)

The Seeds of Change

“Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed,
and nothing ever changes without a dream.”
~ Debby Boone
Singer, Actress, Author, Spokesperson, Academy of Country Music Award (1977), Dove Awards (2X),
Grammy Awards (3x), Music City News Award (1978), Record World Awards (7X)
~

Ignorance is an Enemy

“Ignorance is the enemy not just of our democratic system, but also of
our moral integrity as a nation, as the land of the free and home of the brave.”
~ Jay Sekulow, Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore
Chief Counsel – American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), Radio & Television Talk Show Host,
Commentator, Founder – Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (CASE), Author,
National Law Journal’s Power List (1994) & The American Lawyer’s Public Sector 45 Award (1997)
~

Accomplishing Your Dreams

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
~ Les Brown,
a.k.a Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown
Motivational Speaker, Author, Radio DJ, Television Host &
Ohio House of Representatives (JAN 3, 1977 – JAN 3, 1983)

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.
They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will.
But the will must be stronger than the skill.”’
~ Muhammad Ali
a.k.a Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.,
Boxer & Heavyweight Champion of the World (1964-1979, 3X)

The Education of Children

“I don’t think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization
without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.”
~ Wilma Mankiller
Activist, Social Worker, Community Developer & Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1985 – 1995).
~

Carrying Out a Good Resolution

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the mood in which it was made has left you.”
~ Cavett Robert
Teacher, Lawyer, Judge, Real Estate Entrepreneur & Cavett Award (1979)

Cheers to a New Year!

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Difficulties Equal Opportunities

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchilll,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

Learning How to Lose

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.
Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”
~ Wilma Rudolph,
Sprinter, Olympic Games Gold Medal 1960 Rome 100 M , Olympic Games Gold Medal 1960 Rome 200 M, Olympic Games Gold medal 1960 Rome,
Olympic Games Bronze Medal 1956 Melbourne, United Press International Athlete of the Year (1960),
Associated Press Woman Athlete of the Year (1960 & 1961), James E. Sullivan Award (1960), Babe Didrikson Zaharias Award (1962),
National Sports Award (1993), Fraternal Order of Eagles Award, Black Sports Hall of Fame (1973), U.S. National Track and Field Hall of Fame (1974),
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (1983), National Women’s Hall of Fame (1994), National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame (2001)
Founder – Wilma Rudolph Foundation & U.S. Postal Service Distinguished Americans Postage Stamp (2004)

His Desire: Everybody’s Well

“My family has reaped the benefits of learning that God desires for
everybody to be well, and HE sent His Word to make sure we would know it.”
~ Dodie Osteen,
Co-Founder – Lakewood Church, Speaker & Author

The Same Mistake, Twice

“I haven’t always acted or reacted in a way that made me proud, but I didn’t make that same mistake twice,
and I think that’s what I love about adversity is that it always reminds me of what’s really valuable in life.”
~ Sandra Bullock,
Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur,
Founder – Fortis Films & Philanthropist

Trying So Hard for Something

“Sometimes when we try so hard for something, maybe the reason it is not happening
is that it is not meant to be happening at this time.”
~ Lorraine Pascale
TV Chef, Food Network Host, Model, Author, United Kingdom Government Fostering and Adoption Ambassador,
Emotional Wellness Advocate & Owner – Ella’s Bakehouse (2007-2012)
~

A Sense of Humor Helps

“If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.
A sense of humor reduces people and problems to their proper proportions.”
~ Canon J. John
Speaker, Storyteller, Evangelist, Social Activist & Author
~

Freeing Oneself

“If you are to free yourselves you must break the chains of oppression yourselves.
Only then can we express our dignity, only when we have liberated ourselves can we co-operate with other groups.
Any acceptance of humiliation, indignity or insult is acceptance of inferiority.”
~ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,
Anti-Apartheid Activist, Politician, First Lady of South Africa (1994–1996), Parliament of South Africa (2009–2018) & (1994–2003)
Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (1994-1996), Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award (1985),
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Candace Award (1988),

I Went Merrily to the Bank

“If you can’t ‘Bank’, there’s no need to work.  If I want to do a charity or freebie, I will choose that on my own.
But, basically, I work to see “Okay, the nut is cracked what do I have left to put into the bank?”
Because the bottom line is to capitalize on my health and success, or popularity, at this moment;
because it’s not promised to me in the future (and to prepare for that future).
Even if I become more so, there’s no one to promise that to me.  I’d be a fool to cry later and say,
“I can’t pay my bills; I don’t have anything.”, and whatever.  I don’t want to be one of those people.
I want to say, “Look, when it was time to make hay, I made it.  I’m like a little ant, I went merrily to the bank and put it away.””
~ Lola Falana
Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model, Golden Globe Award Nom. (1970),
Tony Award Nom. (1975), Theater World Award (1975), Founder – Lambs of God.
~

The Most Valuable Thing You Can Give

“The most valuable thing you can give your kids is your time – and, of course, it’s the thing you never seem to have enough of!
Spending time with my children, exploring new experiences and sharing in creative endeavors, is my source of joy and
the greatest gift I can think of. Christmas inspires these moments to cherish, a time to create memories that last.
New Christmases always bring these wonderful memories back.”
~ Sandra Lynn “Sam” Sorbo
Actress, Writer, Homeschooling Advocate, Talk Radio Host – The Sam Sorbo Show
~

Going the Last Mile for The Least of These

“Christians are uniquely positioned to care for those in remote regions of the world,
because they are willing to “go the last mile” to care for the “least of these.””
~ Dr. Paul Osteen,
Speaker, General Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, Co-Founder – M3 Conference

You Can’t Touch Faith

“Faith is not tangible, you can’t touch it. It’s something that’s a belief, something that’s inside of you,
and I needed hope and faith to keep pushing myself past every single day of what I was going through and what I felt.
My true strength comes from God and certainly from my family right after that. They’re the most important things in my life.”

~ Kevin Sorbo,
Screen Actor, Voice Actor, Director & Executive Producer

Your Peers & Your Fans

“It’s kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can
achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people.”
~ Karen Carpenter
Singer, Drummer, Co-Founder – The Carpenters
~

You Can Go Home, Again

“I do not agree with Thomas Wolfe… about anything.
You can go home again as long as you don’t expect home to be what it was when you left it,
or you don’t expect yourself to be what you were when you left home.”
~ Raymond Burr
Actor, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder – Sea God Nurseries,
Owner –
Raymond Burr Vineyards, Emmy Awards (2X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1960),
Canada Post “Canadians in Hollywood” Postage Stamp (2008), Canadian Legends Award (2009), Canada’s Walk of Fame Star (2009)
~

Like He Looked on Earth

“What does God the Father look like? Although I’ve never seen Him,
I believe – as with the Holy Spirit – He looks like Jesus looked on earth.”
~ Benny Hinn,
a.k.a Toufik Benedictus Hinn,
Televangelist, Author & Speaker

Blessing Beyond As Much As You Ever Imagine

“You never know how far your gift will go.
You never know how somebody’s life can change, just like my life.
When you give, you bless beyond as much as you ever imagined.”
~ Lexidan Edmé
Teacher, Pastor & Co-Founder – Mission of Hope International
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One Positive Thought Can Do It

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive
to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”
~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller,
Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author
& Founder – Crystal Cathedral

A Certain Kind of Man

“My father was a certain kind of man –
I saw how he treated my mother and his family and how he treated strangers,
and I vowed I would never make a film that would not reflect properly on my father’s name.”
~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE
Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat
British Academy Film Award Winner, Academy Award (Oscar) Winner,
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE),
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner & Grammy Award Winner

Life: How Precious it Really Is

“The more I grow, and the older I get, the more I am enjoying my life and know how precious it really is.”
~ Yolanda Adams
Gospel Singer, Record Producer, Actress, Radio Host, Author,
Grammy Awards (5X), Stellar Gospel Music Awards (16X), Dove Awards (4X),
American Music Award, NAACP Image Awards(7X), Soul Train Music Award & BET Awards(5X).

The Haters

“Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.”
~ Miley Cyrus
Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

It’s Good That We’re Alive

“It is so easy to forget that this is good that we’re alive.
We should be enjoying this gift of being alive.”
~ Victoria Principal,
Actress, Author, Producer, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
Bravo Otto Award (2X), Entertainment Business Woman of the Year (1995),
Genii Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Television (1999), Golden Palm Star (2003)
& Founder – The Victoria Principal Foundation for Thoughtful Existence

When Nobody Else Does

“Believe in yourself when nobody else does.”
~ Mary J. Blige,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actress,
Grammy Awards (9x), Multi-Platinum Studio Albums (8x),
Founder – Matriarch Records, Fragrance – Melodies by MJB,
Fragrance Foundation FIFI Awards (2x), World Music Awards Legends Award (2006)
& ASCAP Voice of Music Award (2007)

Keep Your Mind & Heart Focused

“As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude,
I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Every Day, One Day at a Time, is Thanksgiving

“I am grateful to have my life back and for the friends and family who never gave up on me,
for a God who was there when I was ready to find Him.
I am grateful for so much, that every day, one day at a time, is Thanksgiving.”
~ Andrew Zimmern
Culinary Expert, Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality, Radio Personality,
Director, Producer, Entrepreneur, Food Critic, Journalist, Teacher, Author
James Beard Award for Outstanding TV Food Personality (4X) & Effie Award (2010)

The Tuesday After Thanksgiving

“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday.
The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving,
shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.”
~ Bill Gates,
a.k.a. William Henry Gates III
Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author,
Co-Founder –  Microsoft & Philanthropist

How to Treat Failure

“Unless you treat failure as part of the journey,
you’re never going to get anywhere.”
~ Tom Selleck,
Actor, Film Producer, Co-Founder of the Character Counts Coalition,
Honorary Doctorate for Outstanding Character and Ethic- Pepperdine University (2000),
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1986), Golden Apple Awards (1983),
People’s Choice Award (1984 & 1985 (2x)), Emmy Award (1984), Golden Globe Award (1985),
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (2010)

Unseen Power

“God turned my life around. I could have been dead.
Now just being, and doing good work, is a tribute to His unseen power.”
~ Clifton Davis
Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Pastor & Author.

Noticing Your Life’s ‘Good Things’

“If you are seeing good, you are seeing God. …
When something good happens, you’re seeing God.
Make sure you thank Him for it; make sure you give Him the credit.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

What We Believe as Truth

“Our lives are a reflection of what we think, and the decisions we make,
as well as the actions we take, are all limited by what we believe as truth.”
~ Da’Dra Crawford Greathouse,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Speaker,
Lakewood Church Senior Worship Leader & Co-Founder of Anointed

Stand, Even When It’s Unpopular

“Make decisions that speak truth to power and stand even when it is unpopular.
In fact, especially when it is unpopular. Stand for the true principles of life, liberty, choice,
and the pursuit of happiness to which we are entitled.”
~ Alfre Woodard,
Co-Founder – Artists for a New South Africa,
Emmy Award (4X), Golden Globe Award & Screen Actors Guild Awards (3X)
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Your Thoughts

“Be careful what you think because your thoughts run your life!”
~ Lisa Osteen Comes,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church & Author

I’m Passionate About Him

“I am passionate about God, about Jesus, and what His influences do to me.”
~ TobyMac,
a.k.a. Toby McKeehan
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Author,
American Music Awards (2012), Billboard Music Awards (2X),
Grammy Awards (3X), GMA Dove Awards (19X)

Humanity Can Rise

“Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate
that a person’s capacity to love and communicate and forgive can be bigger than anything else.”
~ Viola Davis,
Actress & Producer

It Looks Better On the Animal

“ It is the consumer who has the ultimate responsibility always … please remember
the fur really does look better on the animal than on you.”
~ Stefanie Powers
Actress, Author , Animal Advocate, Founder – William Holden Wildlife Foundation,
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1992), Sarah Siddons Award (1993), Steiger Award (2011),
Palm Springs Women in Film & Television Organization “9th Annual Broken Glass Award” (2017)

Clock Management: Cutting Up Our Clocks

“Balance is so important. We all have to cut up our clock to find out what works for you.
If you’re ineffective, you’re using bad clock management, and you have to adjust.
Using a basketball reference, the team who wins is the team that can make adjustments in real time.”
~ Kim Fields
Actor & Director

Have Faith & Hope

“I want people to know that God is a good God.
He does want to answer prayers; all we have to do is have faith and hope.
Sometimes life is hard, but God helps us get through.”
~ Dodie Osteen,
Co-Founder – Lakewood Church, Speaker & Author

Love: The Continual Growing

“Keep a conscious intent for your sonata, for your start up, your suspension bridge, for your space station.
Remember, our real work in this life is the continual growing into how to love and how to receive love.
You guys are finally free to go and do. So go, make stuff. Make just laws. Make films.
Make sustainable foods, renewable energy. Make love. Make peace.”
~ Alfre Woodard,
Co-Founder – Artists for a New South Africa,
Emmy Award (4X), Golden Globe Award & Screen Actors Guild Awards (3X)
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Wrong Believing & Right Believing

“If we’re honest, we all have some measure of wrong believing in our lives.
If you don’t believe this, all you need to do is ask yourself,
‘Have I often felt anxious, worried, or fearful that the worst
would happen to me and my loved ones?

What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression,
it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.

Wrong believing puts people in a prison. Even though there are no physical shackles,
wrong believing causes its inmates to behave as though they were incarcerated in a
maximum-security penitentiary. What you believe is powerful.


If you can change what you believe, you can change your life!”
~ Joseph Prince,
Author, Co-Founder & Pastor – New Creation Church

They Teach Him Something Every Day

“I love my kids so much. They teach me something every day;
it always brings richness to my work, and even more in life.”
~ Blair Underwood,
Actor (Television, Film & Stage), Director, Philanthropist,
1993 Humanitarian Award (1993), NAACP Image Awards (3X) & Grammy Award

The Advice & Experiences of the Amazing, Smart Ones

“I’ve learned that while I’d be a fool not to stay open to the advice and experiences of the smart, amazing people in my life, I also need to listen to what I have to say.”
~ Alicia Keys
a.k.a. Alicia Augello Cook,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actress

Excellence is the Best Deterrent

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism; and that’s how I operate my life.”
~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

The Real Treasure is On the Inside

“If your outward appearance has been scarred, altered, deformed …
or if your outward appearance is flawlessly spectacular …
remember. God looks on the heart. The real treasure is on the inside.”
~ Ruth Graham Lotz
Evangelist, Speaker, Commentator, Author & Founder-President – AnGeL Ministries