“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
“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,
Author, Poet, Silver Pen Award (2006) & Nevada Writers Hall of Fame (2015)
“80% of people’s problems are about how they feel about themselves.”
“Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.”
“Today, Lord, I am going to do my best with Your help and for Your glory.
I realize that there are many different people in the world with a variety of opinions and expectations.
I will concentrate on being a God-pleaser and not a self-pleaser or man-pleaser.
The rest I leave in Your hands, Lord. Grant me favor with You and with men
and continue transforming me into the image of Your dear Son. Thank You Lord.”
“A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another.”
~ 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