Grateful Recognition of Our Own Assets

“The very first step toward giving to others is grateful recognition of our own assets.”
~ Nancy Brinker
Founder – Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (1982) United States Ambassador-Hungary (2001–03), Lizette H. Sarnoff Volunteer Award (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University), Ladies’ Home Journal ‘s Top Ten Champions of Women’s Health Award, Ladies’ Home Journal ‘s 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century, Biography Magazine’s 25 Most Powerful Women in America, Peralta Cancer Research Institute’s Humanitarian Award (1985), Maura Award, Women Helping Women (1986), Dallas Historical Society Award (1986), Ultra Magazine’s Humanitarian Award (1987), Distinguished Women of Northwood Institute Award (1987), President’s Volunteer Action Award Citation (1987), Marie Lombardi Humanitarian Award (1988), Alpha Epsilon Phi’s National Community Service Award (1989), Gib Lewis Award for Excellence in Cancer Control (1989), Texas Women’s Hall of Fame (1989), Society of Surgical Oncology’s James Ewing Layman Award (1994), Salomon Smith Barney Extraordinary Achievement Award (1998), National Caring Award (1999), Sisters Network Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), St. Louis University Sword of Ignatius Loyola Award (2001), Centers for Disease Control Champions of Excellence Award (2001), Global Conference Institute’s Healthcare Humanitarian Award (2001), American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Special Recognition Award (2001), Toastmasters International Top Five Speakers Award (2001), Service to America Leadership Award (National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation – 2004), Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service (Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation – 2005), Research America Advocacy Award (2005) & Talk Show Host – Conversations with Nancy Brinker
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Being Generous is Fun

“Sowers have more fun!”
~ Gloria Copeland,
Author, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

Giving is Investing

“Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.”
~ John D. Rockefeller, Sr.,
Business Magnate, Philanthropist,
Founder:
Standard Oil Company,
University of Chicago,
Rockefeller University,
General Education Board
& the
Rockefeller Foundation

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

My Greatest Source of Achievement, Pride & Inspiration

“Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration.
Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.”
~ Naveen Jain,
Co-Founder – Moon Express, Founder – Intelius, Talentwise, Bluedot, Infospace & Viome

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)

People Are More Kind & Open-Hearted

“Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving.
It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.”
~ Gisele Bündchen,
Model, Environmentalist, Philanthropist &
Executive Producer – Gisele & the Green Team

Christmas is A Tonic

“Christmas is a tonic for our souls.
It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves.
It directs our thoughts to giving.”
~ B. C. Forbes,
a.k.a. Bertie Charles Forbes
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Forbes Magazine,
Founder – Investors League

Giving Without a Thought of Getting

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.
It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.
It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
~ Thomas Spencer Monson,
Author

Energy for Thankfulness & Giving

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit
our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
~ Amy Grant,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Media Personality,
Grammy Awards (6X), Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (22X)
& Hollywood Walk of Fame (star)

Channels for Sharing

“We are not cisterns made for hoarding,
we are channels made for sharing.”
~ William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.,
Evangelist, Orator, Author, Radio Broadcaster – Hour of Decision,
Founder – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
Founder – Christianity Today, Founder – Decision, &
President – Samaritan’s Purse

When You Help Others

“It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others.
I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers.
That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.”
~ Carol Burnett,
Actress, Comedienne, Singer & Writer,

It’s Not ALL About Singing

“Being the Queen is not all about singing,
and being a diva is not all about singing.
It has much to do with your service to people.
And your social contributions to your community
and your civic contributions, as well.”
~ Aretha Franklin,
Singer, Musician & Philanthropist

Making Differences

“Being a working mom, you want to make a difference in our schools,
which is making a difference in our children and
ultimately it’s making a difference in our community.”
~ Kimora Lee Simmons,
Fashion Designer, Philanthropist, Perfumier, Author & Fashion Model

The Way CJ Said To

“But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.”
~ Michael Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer & Actor.

The Idea of Life

“The idea of life is to give and receive.”
~ Dizzy Gillespie
a.k.a John Birks Gillespie
,
Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer & Singer.

It’s a Cliche, So True!

“The more you give,
the more you get –
it’s a cliche, but it’s really true.”
~ Christie Brinkley
a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,

Super-Model, Actress, Artist,
Author & Entrepreneur
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