Let’s Find Common Ground

“I like to see myself as a bridge builder,
that is me building bridges
between people, between races, between cultures, between politics,
trying to find common ground.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker
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Even If You Don’t Like Them

“Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things.
Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly,
be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.”
~ Stacy London,
Stylist/Fashion Consultant, Author & Magazine Editor

Did I? Did You?

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?
These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits,
here in this world and the life to come.”
~ Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen,
Priest, Professor, Writer, Author, Public Speaker,
Theologian, Thomas Merton Award (1985)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence (1996)
Emmausprisen Prize (2002)

The Sweetest Satisfaction

“Success is the sweetest revenge.”
~ Vanessa Lynn Williams ,
Singer, Actress, Producer, Fashion Designer,
former Fashion Model & Miss America (1984)

Tense Muscles, Headaches & Sore Jaws

“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you
tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth.
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”
~ Joan Lunden,
a.k.a. Joan Elise Blunden
,
Journalist, Author and Television Host

Justified Resentment!

“The worst resentment that anybody can have
is one you feel justified to keep.”
~ Louis Gossett, Jr.,
Actor, Academy Award (1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman)
Emmy Award (1977 miniseries Roots)

Intellectually Made

“When you make a decision to forgive, it’s a decision that you have to make intellectually.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

It Liberates Us!

“I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator.
Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

You, Him & Everyone Else

“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.”

~ Joyce Meyer,
Author, Speaker

Gifts We Can Give, All Year

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“Christmas gift suggestions:
to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service.
To all, charity. To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”
~ Oren Arnold,
Author

Gift Yourself, Today, If You Haven’t Already!

“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

Success is The Sweetest Memory

“I try to incorporate faith every day,
to not remind myself of past failures,
to learn how to forgive and to trust the future.”
~ Vanessa Lynn Williams,
Singer, Actress, Producer, Fashion Designer,
former Fashion Model & Miss America (1984)

For Me, Her & The Children

“I came back to my wife. I came back to her
after I made a few boo-boos in my life.
Coming back to her was good
for me, good for her and good for the children.”
~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
a.k.a Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg,,
,
Actor, Martial Artist, Director & Writer

Spend Life Well

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“Life well-spent is long.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer

People Will …

“Throughout life people will
make you mad,
disrespect you
and treat you bad.
Let God deal with the things they do,
’cause hate in your heart will consume you, too.”
~ Willard Carroll Smith, Jr.,
a.k.a Will Smith
,
Actor, Producer, Rapper, and Songwriter

“Let Go!”

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“Sometimes we think we need to hold on, when we really need to let go!
Let go of the negative energy, events or people,
set some boundaries and start your new day!”
~ Jennifer Gayle

Every Human’s Life

“Every man’s life
ends the same way.
It is only the details
of how he lived
and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.”
~ Ernest Miller Hemingway,
Author, Journalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recipient (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient (1954)

Supreme Efforts

“It was a supreme effort to fit in with that group.
I didn’t connect with them. To please was work.”
~ France Nguyen Van Nga a.k.a. France Nuyen,
Actress & Psychological Counselor

Forgiving: Spring-cleaning One’s Heart

“When you forgive, you heal your own anger and hurt,
and are able to let love lead again.
It’s like Spring-cleaning for your heart.”
~ Marci Shimoff,
Author

Soar High

Good afternoon, Everyone!  A sage quote, as follows:

“As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.”

Marian Anderson