You’ll Always Find the Time

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“If you love what you do, then you always find the time.”
~ Heidi Klum,
Model, Television Personality, Businesswoman, Fashion Designer,
Singer, Television Producer, Author & Actress
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What’s Really Loved?

“There’s always time for what you really love.”
~ Sheryl Lee Ralph,
Actress, Singer, Author,Activist & Independent Spirit Award (1991

A New Year & Your Dreams

“New Year… …. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written.
New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.
Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year
of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself
in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
Author, Philanthropist & Public Speaker

Glorious Messes

“One of the most glorious messes in the world
is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.
Don’t clean it up too quickly.”
~ Andy Rooney,
Author, Radio and Television Writer, Writers Guild Award (3X),
Emmy Award (5X) & Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2003)

Life: An Incredible Journey

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“The journey has been incredible from its beginning.”
~ 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

Empowering Passions

“It is your passion that empowers you
to be able to do that thing you were created to do.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author, Talk Show Host & Filmmaker

Whatever Else You Do Well

“If you bungle raising your children,
I don’t think whatever else you do well
matters very much.”
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,
Photographer, Book Editor &
35th First Lady of the United States (1961 – 1963)

The Grands: An Extraordinary Experience

“Just look at my face. Its an extraordinary experience.
All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying, just wait, a bit cynically,
but its just extraordinary. You feel like a child again yourself. Just walking on air.”
~ Blythe Danner,
Actress

Christmas: The Event That Inspired It

“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday.
I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it,
hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents.
But, mostly, I love having family and friends gathered,
and sharing traditions.”
~ Ellen Hopkins,
Novelsit

Hanukkah & Christmas: We Do Both

“Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal.
We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition.”
~ Fred Melamed,
Actor, Producer & Writer

Totally Self-Sufficient ‘Eats’

“I’m a farmer now, and it’s fantastic. My goal is to be totally self-sufficient and
grow everything that I eat. There’s something about earning your dinner that’s cool.”
~ Roseanne Cherrie Barr,
Actress, Comedian, Writer, Author, Producer, Director & Politician

Know, Love & Believe It

“If you want to be successful,
it’s just this simple:
Know what you are doing.
Love what you are doing,
and believe in what you are doing.”
~ William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers ,
Cowboy, Vaudeville Performer, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist,
Social Commentator, Stage Actor & Motion Picture Actor

Difficult Victories, Happiest Wins

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“The more difficult the victory,
the greater the happiness in winning.”
~ Pele
a.k.a Edson Arantes do Nascimento,
Footballer, Humanitarian, FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur (2013),
France Football’s Football Player of the Century (1999),
Player of the Century (1999), IOC Athlete of the Century (1999),
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1997)
Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (1994), Knight of the Order of Rio Branco (1967)
Commander of the Order of Rio Branco (1969) & Brasil Postage Stamp (1969),

Enjoying Every Minute

Johnny Carson
“I am one of the lucky people in the world;
I found something I always wanted to do,
and I have enjoyed every single minute of it.”
~ John William “Johnny” Carson,
Television Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992)
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Actor, Musician,
Emmy Awards (6x), the Governor’s Award recipient, Peabody Award (1985),
Television Academy Hall of Fame (1987),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) & Kennedy Center Honor (1993)

I Wouldn’t Trade It for Anything!

“Now I’m having the time of my life
being on the road with one of the world’s all-time great big bands,
and performing with symphonies.
I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
~ Doc Severinsen
a.k.a Carl Hilding Severinsen
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Pop & Jazz Trumpeter

Thrilling Creativity

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.”
~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Statesman & 32nd President of the United States (3.4.1933 – 4.12. 1945)

It So Delights Them

Networking friends
“Fast growth comes from overwhelming the smallest possible audience
with a product or service that so delights that
they insist that their friends and colleagues use it.
And hyper-growth is a version of the same thing,
except those friends and colleagues quickly become
even bigger fans, and tell even more people.”
“Often, we get sidetracked when we forget about “smallest possible.”
If you make the audience you’re initially serving too big,
you will dilute the very thing you set out to make;
avoid critical mass, and compromising the magic of what you’re building.
You’ll make average stuff for average people instead of something powerful for the few.
By “smallest possible” I don’t mean, “too small.”
I mean the smallest number that, eventually,
leads to the kernel of conversation that enables you to grow.”
~ Seth Godin ,
Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker
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Savor Life

“I have never savored life with such gusto. as I do now.”
~ Candice Patricia Bergen ,
Actress, Fashion Model,
Emmy Awards (5) & Golden Globe Awards (2)
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Keep Looking. Don’t Settle

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
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.”
~ 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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Spring Pleases!

“Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating ’round the perfect trees.And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.”
~ Robert Lee Frost,
Poet, Playwright,
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry recipient,
& Congressional Gold Medal recipient,

Remain Sane, Enjoy Every Minute!

“You have to love what you do and become completely obsessive with every aspect of your business.
If not, you will get burnt out quickly, leading to failure.
Nobody is going to care about your company more than you,
so be prepared to set the bar high and work harder and longer than anyone else.
The only way you will remain sane is by enjoying every minute of it.”
~ Jonathan Long,
Founder and CEO, Market Domination Media

Being Treasures-Conscious

“We can only be said to be alive
in those moments
when our hearts are
conscious of our treasures.”
~ Thornton Niven Wilder,
Playwright, Novelist,
& Pulitzer Prize recipient (3X)

Do You Count Your Blessings?

“Gratitude: Counting your blessings
and seeing the beauty in this world
Before, During and Following life’s storms.”
~ Unknown

Live By Them

“As we Express our Gratitude, we must Never Forget
that the Highest Appreciation is not to Utter Words,
… to Live By Them.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Living the Best

“What I do is about living. It’s about living the best life
you can and enjoying the fullness of life around you —
from what you wear, to the way you live
to the way you love.”
~ Ralph Lauren,
Designer & Founder, Ralph Lauren Corp.

Just Making Money

Johnny Carson
“It’s silly to have as one’s sole object in life
(to be) just making money, accumulating wealth.
I work because I enjoy what I’m doing,
and the fact that I make money at it– big money–is a fine-and-dandy side fact.
Money gives me just one big thing that’s really important,
and that’s the freedom of not having to worry about money.
I’m concerned about values–moral, ethical, human values–my own,
other people’s, the country’s, the world’s values.
Having money now gives me the freedom to worry(focus on)
about the things that really matter.”
~ John William “Johnny” Carson,
Television Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992)
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Actor, Musician,
Emmy Awards (6x), the Governor’s Award recipient, Peabody Award (1985),
Television Academy Hall of Fame (1987),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) & Kennedy Center Honor (1993)

Tomorrows, Todays & Yesterdays

Yesterday, Tomorrow
“Dream of your Tomorrows, of your future,
planning for them as you enjoy your Todays.
Your Todays were the Tomorrows
you once dreamed of and planned for,
during your Yesterdays (that were Todays).
Yesterday, you dreamed this day;
you dreamed your ‘Today’.
Yes, yesterday you dreamed of this day, 
while it was still called ‘Tomorrow’. 
So, dream of your ‘Tomorrows’ of your future,
planning for them while you enjoy ‘This Day’,
that you visualized during your Yesterdays!”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie

Friends, Teachers & Experiences

“I’ve been blessed my whole career, my whole life,
with great friends, great teachers and great experiences;
I’ve done some wonderful things all along the line. But this is truly unbelievable!
So much of it is not just because your peers feel a certain way about you–and that is tremendous–
yet, also because you know how much it means to your family and to your friends,
because we’re all connected. And I honestly feel as though I’m representing all the gypsies. It’s all good stuff.”
~ Chita Rivera a.k.a. Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero,
Actress, Dancer & Singer,
Tony Awards winner (2x),
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
& Kennedy Center Honors Award recipient

West Side Story-Historical Rehearsal-Original Cast Members
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids’ 19th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition, one of Broadway’s most celebrated Fund Raising events, decided to make tribute to 50 years of West Side Story. They flew, from all over the country, twenty-two (22) cast members of the Original 1957 Production and put together, with young Broadway Gypsies, a historical Opening Number.
This is the rehearsal, at AEA audition auditorium, on 12/16/2007 where the Young Broadway generation performs snipits of the legendary Jerrome Robins Choreography, and the original cast members join to create one of the most moving and thrilling opening numbers of BC/EFA. You will see Ken LeRoy (original Bernardo), Mickey Calin (original Riff) along with all original Jets performing the “Jet Song”, Carol Lawrence (original Maria) performing “I am Prety”, followed by Chita Rivera for their “A Boy like that” duet. Chita Dancers from “A Dancer’s Life” do “the Dance at the Gym” with Chita and … … (click for more details)

 

Heart & Soul Works

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“Sometimes I give myself over to a part heart and soul.
At other times, it’s just technique.
There’s nothing in particular to say about it except
it’s work. … I love to work!”
~ Enrique Tomás Delgado a.k.a. Henry Darrow,
Actor, Co-Founder of Nosotros,
Bambi Award winner, Emmy Award winner,
Ricardo Montalban Nosotros Award winner
& ALMA Awards’ Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Revelling in What Is

“I think it’s worth trying to be a mother who delights in who
her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions.
A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen,
or what has happened, and more time revelling in what is.”
~ Ayelet Waldman,
Novelist, Essayist & Lawyer

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

Basic, Beautiful, Most Comfortable, Best

“I think of myself as very basic. I am a craftsperson and I sew like that.
I sew beautiful clothes. I am nothing more than a worker sitting behind a sewing machine.
That’s where I feel most comfortable, that’s where I am the best.
That’s what I do best and it’s very basic.”
~ Koos Van Den Akker,
Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, &
Creator of the ‘Bill Cosby’ Sweaters.

Love What You Do!

“It is really important
to love what you do,
as you spend a great deal of time with …
your chosen profession.”
~ Carol Curley,
Managing Director for Golden Seeds,
Acting President for The Charian Group, LLC,
Angel Investor, Pipeline Fellowship Mentor &
Adjunct Professor of Finance

The Power of a Cookie

“You can be miserable before you have a cookie
 and you can be miserable after you eat a cookie, …
 you cannot be miserable while you are eating a cookie.”

~ Ina Garten
Author, and Host of Barefoot Contessa

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Enjoy Every Minute of Your Life

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker