Everyone Has Highs & Lows

“Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from,
but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders,
saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’.”
~ Lindsay Lohan,
Actress, Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Singer, Kids Choice Award (2006), Capri Awards (2007),
Teen Choice Award (4X), MTV Movie Award (3X), Hollywood Film Festival Award (2X),
Radio Disney Music Awards (2004) & 2nd SoHu Fashion Achievement Awards (2014)
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Perfumed by Success

“Success is a great deodorant.”
~ Elizabeth Taylor,
Actress, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Founder – House of Taylor, Academy Award (3X),
BAFTA Award (2X), Golden Globe Award (2X), New York Film Critics Circle Award (1966) & Screen Actors Guild Award (1997)

Be the Father, First

“Be a father first. Don’t put a priority on being … … … a friend with your kids first.”
~ Hulk Hogan,
a.k.a Terry Gene Bollea,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Television Personality,
Entrepreneur & Rock Bassist.

Unlimited Provision

“Provision and all spiritual blessings are already laid up for you.
God has unlimited provision in Heaven’s storehouse.”
~ Bill Winston,
Preacher, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder & Senior Pastor – Living Word Christian Center,
Founder – Joseph Business School, Founder – The Joseph Center®,
Fmr. United States Air Force Fighter Pilot, United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross Award,
United States Air Force Air Medal Award, United States Air Force Squadron Top Gun Award
Distinguished Alumni of Tuskegee University Award, Chicago Tuskegee Club Incorporated Heritage Award,
Tuskegee Airmen Chicago DoDo Chapter Award

When Envy Rises

“When you feel that envy rising up in you,
that should be your cue to intentionally bless that person;
it sort of fixes that in you.”
~ Priscilla Shirer,,
Author, Inspirational Speaker & Actress,

This is When You Lose

“Really, you don’t lose until you stop trying.”
~ Laurence ‘Mr. T’ Tureaud,
Actor, Bodyguard, Television Personality & Retired Professional Wrestler

Focus on Your Answer

“Look forward and focus on your answered prayer and breakthrough
instead of focusing on the difficulties of today.”
~ Lisa Osteen Comes,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church & Author

Creating Wholeness

“I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters.
I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from,
how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.”
~ Samuel L. Jackson,
Actor & Film Producer

The Size of Your Battle

“The size of your battle often times determines the size of your blessing.
So many people have had battle after battle, now get ready for blessing after blessing after blessing.”
~ Taketa Williams,
Pastor & Author

The Necessary Financial Education

“If you want to thrive in today’s economy,
you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed.”
~ Robert Toru Kiyosaki,
Investor, Businessman, Author, Speaker,
Financial Literacy Activist, and Commentator

Staying in Shallow Places

“Staying in shallow places limits the depth and breadth of your life.”
~ Mark Chironna,
Pastor, Life Coach, Author, Founder – The Masters Touch International Church
& Founder – The Dream Builders Network

Divine Answers & Solutions

“God has answers and solutions. God has more answers than you have questions.
God has more provision than you have need, and God has more solutions than you have problems.”
~ Sarah Bowling,
Bible Teacher, International Speaker, Author, Pastor, Global Humanitarian & Founder – Saving Moses

Victorious Thinking

“Victory starts in your thinking. You can’t think the same way and expect different results.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

She’d Take Out Her Dentures …

““Boy, I remember on the farm, when we’d get depressed, Grandma could always cheer us up.
She’d take out her dentures and take a healthy swig of the aquarium and then hold a flashlight under a chin,
so we could watch the goldfish swim from cheek to cheek.
Boy, we could have watched them all day, but visiting hours were only from 10 to 4.”’
Make the most of it!”
~ Rose Nylund, The Golden Girls TV Series character acted by
Betty Marion White
,
Actress, Comedian, Singer, Author, Producer & Radio Host

The Architect of Your Future

“You are the architect and building contractor of your future. Use your thoughts as an architect uses a blueprint.
Think about every detail. An architect not only thinks about the rooms in a h
but also the types of windows, the size of closets, the location of outlets, and so on.
Nothing is too insignificant. Think big and think detailed!”
~ Dr. Cindy Trimm,
Author & Executive Life Coach

The Vaccine for Violence

“Education is the vaccine for violence.”
~ Edward James Olmos,
Actor, Director, Producer, Activist, Golden Globe Award (1985),
Primetime Emmy Award (1988), ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor (4X), Saturn Award (2008) & Mary Pickford Award (2016)

The Favor and Blessing on Your Life

“They are jealous of the favor and blessing on your life. Take it as a compliment.
They don’t talk about average people. They talk about exceptional people.
They don’t talk about people that aren’t doing anything.
They talk about people who are taking new ground;
people that are making a difference — people that stand out”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Earthly Economy, Heavenly Resources

“Faith is the way we get things done; we can live in this earthly economy with heaven’s resources.
What you see is not all there is. Faith sees the invisible, faith is now.”
~ Bill Winston,
Preacher, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder & Senior Pastor – Living Word Christian Center,
Founder – Joseph Business School, Founder – The Joseph Center®,
Fmr. United States Air Force Fighter Pilot, United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross Award,
United States Air Force Air Medal Award, United States Air Force Squadron Top Gun Award
Distinguished Alumni of Tuskegee University Award, Chicago Tuskegee Club Incorporated Heritage Award,
Tuskegee Airmen Chicago DoDo Chapter Award

Crises: Motivation for Innovation

“Crises provides the motivation for innovation. It is a call to change the way you do life.
The most important challenge will be to change yourself as well as to reinvent yourself in the process!
Go ahead! Make the change! Your future self will thank you!”
~ Juanita Bynum,
Singer, Author & Pastor

Fungi: Mostly Ignored

“Fungi are the cause of many outbreaks of disease, but are mostly ignored.
Fungi can cause a number of life threatening diseases …
Many people, scientists among them, are largely unaware.”
~ American Academy of Microbiology – 2007
Because fungal diseases mimic other diseases, fungal diagnoses are delayed.
“Talk to your doctor about the possibility of a fungal infection,
if you’re not getting better.”
~ Center for Disease Control (CDC) – 2018

Doctor’s Fungal Protocol

Completely Forgiven

“Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life.”
~ Joseph Prince,
Author, Co-Founder & Pastor of New Creation Church

A Magnet in Your Heart

“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first;
when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
Guru

Glorious & Powerful

“We should all do what we can in our daily lives to remember that we are glorious and powerful.”
~ Tracee Ellis Ross,
Actress, Model, Comedian, Director & Television Host

Don’t They See the Connection?

“Have you ever noticed the people who gossip the most, have the least?
Don’t they see the connection that, “You don’t have the energy to put in YOUR business
because all YOUR energy is in MINE.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Enhancing Everything About You

“By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved
– and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses
– you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation
are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.”
~ Jack Canfield,
Author, Motivational Speaker, Seminar Leader,
Corporate Trainer & Entrepreneur

Your Purpose & Your Unique Talent

“Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others.
When we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience
the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”
~ Kallam Anji Reddy,
Entrepreneur, Founder-Chairman – Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Chairman – Dr. Reddy’s Foundation (DRF),
Padma Shri Award (2001) & Padmabhushan Award (2011)

Glamorized Youth & Marginalized Old Age

“Society may glamorize youth and marginalize old age,
but your season of life doesn’t limit God.
But in order to have confidence that God will fulfill your dream,
you must know that it was born of His Spirit:”
~ Jentezen Franklin,
Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, & Author

Big Goals? Big Success!

“Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.”
~ David Joseph Schwartz,
Professor, Motivational Writer, Self-Help Coach,
Life Strategist, Founder – Creative Educational Services Inc.

Control Your Future, Control Your Destiny

“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of
becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.”

~ Mark Victor Hansen
Inspirational Speaker, Author, Philanthropist, Co-Founder – Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc., Covenant House of CA Visionary Philanthropist for Youth Award (2004),
Sales & Marketing Executive International’s Hall of Fame – Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award (2004) & Horatio Alger Award (2000)

Goals for Your New Year

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year.
This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.”
~ Melody Beattie,
Author

A Year of Fruitfulness, Peace & Prosperity!

“May God be with me! May Heaven bless this New Year.
May it be a year of fruitfulness, of peace and prosperity;
may it be a year of peace and unity for all mankind … ”
~ Giacomo Meyerbeer,
Opera Composer

The Sower of Dreams

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.
Believe in yourself, and believe that there is a loving Source –
a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
Author

Being Good to One Another

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things.
It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.”
~ Carrie Fisher,
Actress, Writer, Comedian, Activist, Saturn Awards (1990),
Grammy Awards (2018) & Teen Choice Awards (2018)

Giving is A Really Big Thing

“Giving is a really big thing around Christmas, as well it should be.
Christmas is about giving, and it all stems from the greatest gift
the world has ever received – the gift of Jesus Christ.”
~ Monica Johnson,
Television Writer, Screenwriter, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay (1985) &
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay (1996)

The Incarnation of Perfect Love

“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star,
the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees
in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.”
~ Lucinda Franks,
Writer, Journalist & Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (1971)

Reminding the Kids

“You have to remind kids to stay connected to the meaning of Christmas.
Sometimes it takes a little bit of effort, but it’s so worth it.”
~ Caroline Kennedy,
Author, Attorney, Diplomat &
United States Ambassador to Japan

Continuous Christmas

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
~ Ben Franklin,
a Founding Father of the United States,
Polymath, Author, Printer, Political Theorist,
Politician, Postmaster, Scientist, Inventor,
Humorist, Civic Activist, Statesman & Diplomat

One Night by the Christmas Tree

“Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas.
And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness
of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.”
~ Amy Grant,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Media Personality,
Grammy Awards (6X), Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (22X)
& Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

The Christmas Bush, The Hanukkah Tree

“Christians get trees. Jews get bushes. To stay in good standing with the Tribe,
you’ve got to refer to a Christmas tree as a Hanukkah bush.”
~ Alan Colmes,
Television Host, Radio Host, Political Commentator,
Writer, Blogger & Author

Settling Down by the Fire & Enjoying the Christmas Tree

“It’s always a wonderful time to be able to settle down by the fire,
enjoy the Christmas tree and the decorations, and just spend time with the ones you love
and surround yourself with the people that you don’t get to see enough throughout the year.”
~ Jay DeMarcus,
Bassist, Vocalist, Pianist, Record Producer & Songwriter

Standing Adversity

“Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man;
but for one man who can stand prosperity,
there are a hundred that will stand adversity.”
~ Elvis Aaron Presley,
Musician, Singer & Actor

Not Ahead, Nor Behind

“One of the things I have always said about the man-woman relationship is
that I don’t want anybody to walk ahead of me, and I don’t want anybody to walk behind me.
I want a man who will walk along beside me.
And that’s how I feel about equal rights.”
~ Cicely Tyson,
Actress, Fashion Model, Tony Award – Best Actress in a Play (2013),
BFCA and SAG Awards (The Help, 2011), SAG Award nominations (4x, The Help, 2011)
NAACP’s Spingarn Medal (2010), Primetime Emmy Awards nominee (12x)
Drama Desk Award & Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Actress in a Play
Academy & Golden Globe Awards – Best Actress nominee (Sounder, 1972), Continue reading “Not Ahead, Nor Behind”

Believe & Keep Going

“Always believe in yourself and keep going. You don’t have to have the most talent in the world.
You don’t have to be the smartest person in the world. If you persist and you persist and you persist, you will be successful.”
~ Dean Cain,
a.k.a. Dean George Tanaka
Actor, Producer, Television Host

Don’t You Wish Mama Told You?

“Soul ties: The thing that can make you hear an old-school slow jam and think of somebody you haven’t seen in years.
Soul ties: The thing that makes old people who’ve been together for years finish each other’s sentences.
Don’t you wish mama had told you when you were young that,
when you lie with someone, you lie not just with her body but also with her soul?
And whatever condition the other person’s soul is in, you are guaranteed
to take a piece with you—whether you want to or not.
Instead of being amazed at her booty, you should have focused on her mind.”
~ Kirk Franklin,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Choir Director, Author, American Music Awards (2006),
Dove Awards (16X), Grammy Awards (12X), Stellar Awards (23X) & Urban Music Awards (2009)

You Are One of His Masterpieces

“You are God’s own masterpiece!
That means you are not ordinary or average;
you are a one-of-a-kind original.”

~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

When You Dream

“Music is able to make a person dream. When you dream, you dream of something good, something beautiful,
and when you dream, you always dream of yourself better than you are.”
~ Andrea Bocelli,
Classical-Crossover Tenor, Singer,
Songwriter & Record Producer

Others Are Going Through It, Too

“Just because you don’t know if other people are experiencing the same thing as you are,
it doesn’t mean that it’s not happening. Everybody doesn’t necessarily share everything.
Just know that what you’re going through, other people are going through it, too.”
~ Tyra Lynne Banks,
Television Personality, Talk Show Host, Producer,
Author, Actress, and Model

Life is a Gift

“To me, life is a gift, and it’s a blessing to just be alive.
And each person should learn what a gift it is to be alive no matter how tough things get.”
~ Tony Bennett
a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

A Sense of Humor Can Save You

“It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself
and the problems you face in life. Sense of humor can save you.”
~ Margaret Cho,
Stand-Up Comedian, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author & Singer-Songwriter.

Procrastination & Laziness

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities
I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.”
~ Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.,
Golden Globe Awards (2x), Tony Award,
Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor

It Just Gets Better & Better

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
~ 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)
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Sticky Little Fingers, Piled Dishes & Mortgages

“Still, I wonder if more women artists, musicians and writers aren’t household names
because we don’t have enough faith in our own pursuits to give ourselves the time we desperately need
to be transformed by a creative vision. Maybe that glass ceiling isn’t really made of glass at all,
but of sticky little fingers, dishes piled in the sink, and mortgages that demand two incomes.”
~ Holly Robinson Peete,
Actress, Talk Show Host, Author, Singer,
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (2011),
Quills Award in Sports (2006), Co-Founder – HollyRod Foundation
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Thought About Retiring

“Sure, I’ve thought about retiring, but in my mind,
if you can’t sing the song anymore, change the song and sing a different one!”
~ Johnny Mathis,
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Author, Philanthropist, Grammy Hall of Fame (3X), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2003),
Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2007), Great American Songbook Hall of Fame (2014),
Founder – Jon Mat Records, Inc., Founder – Global Records, Inc. Founder – Rojon Productions, Inc.,
San Francisco State University Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree (2017)

You Don’t Have to Do Everything Together

“We decided that you have to let the other person do whatever he or she loves, and not intrude on that.
You don’t have to do everything together.”
~ Connie Chung “,
a.k.a. Constance Yu-Hwa Chung,
Journalist, Anchor & Reporter

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).

No One’s Enemy Nor Anyone’s Victim

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”

~ Maya Angelou,
Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer,
Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright,
Film Director, Author, Actress & Professor

A Brainy, Fit, Self-Respecting, Confident Guy

“I definitely think that, for a woman, the biggest turn-on is the mind.
Otherwise, obviously you want someone who
keeps up with himself and has self-respect and self-confidence.”
~ Jennifer Nettles,
Singer, Songwriter & Musician

A Great Family

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“I come from a great family. I’ve seen family life
and I know how wonderful, and how nurturing it can be.
~ 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