“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
“Do what you can to show you care about other people and you will make our world a better place.”
~ Rosalynn Carter First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
“Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul, And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name. 2 Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul, And do not forget any of His benefits; 3 Who forgives all your sins, Who heals all your diseases; 4 Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you [lavishly] with loving-kindness and tender mercy; 5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.”
“If you want to have a challenging life and if you want to have a rewarding and satisfying life,
consider some part of being involved in medical missions around the globe.
The needs are great, the opportunities are great, and the reward and satisfaction are quite unbelievable.”
~ Dr. Paul Osteen,
Speaker, General Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, Co-Founder – M3 Conference
“I realize that I’m in the top one percent of the world.
I’ve traveled a lot. I’ve seen immense poverty in the world,
and I can’t live with everything I’ve had and be comfortable
with everything I have unless I do something for the rest of the world.”
~ Andie MacDowell,
Actress, Model & Philanthropist
“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.”
“Jesus kinda fools around and gives you parables.
He doesn’t oftentimes say exactly what He means.
But, in Matthew 25, He’s very, very clear.
And He delineates what it takes to get into the Kingdom of Heaven
very, very clearly. And He says how you treat the least among us,
the least of our brothers, that’s how you treat Him.”
~ Juan Vargas,
Attorney, U.S. House of Representatives (2012–Present)
California State Senate (2010–2013),
California State Assembly (2000–2007)
“I always say to people when I have the chance to talk to them
about Orphan’s Promise: we can’t change them all,
but we can speak to the ones who cross our paths.
We can make a difference.
You can’t just sit down because you can’t fix the whole problem.
You gotta do what you can with what’s in front of you.”
~ Terry Meeuwsen,
Author, Singer, Co-Host – CBN 700 Club,
Miss America (1973) & Director – Orphan’s Promise
“Pay yourself first: With every $1 that comes in the household,
take 30% off the top, 10% could go to your investment account,
10% to your savings and %10 to a charity.
Pay yourself for your future first.
Get into a habit of doing it with every single
Dollar, Pound, Peso, Euro, whatever it is.”
~ Kim Kiyosaki,
Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker & Investor
“The purpose of God’s blessing is to enable you to be a great channel of blessing to others.
If you have nothing, there is nothing you can do for anyone else;
if you have a little, you can only help a little;
but if you have plenty, there is a whole lot you can do.
When you are blessed, you have a mighty foundation
from which to impact others. You are blessed to be a blessing.”
~ Brian Houston,
Executive Producer, TV Host, College President, Author & Pastor
“Nearly every moment of every day,
we have the opportunity to give something to someone else
– our time, our love, our resources.”
~ S. Truett Cathy,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Chick-fil-A, Founder – WinShape Foundation,
Foster Parent (30 years), Horatio Alger Award,
Omicron Delta Kappa Laurel Crowned Circle Award (2009),
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership (2008),
Norman Vincent & Ruth Stafford Peale Humanitarian Award,
Boy Scouts of America Silver Buffalo Award,
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership,
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame (2003)
“Help others and give something back.
I guarantee you will discover that while public service
improves the lives and the world around you,
its greatest reward is the enrichment
and new meaning it will bring your own life.”
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Actor, Producer, Businessman, Investor, Author,
Philanthropist, Activist, Politician,
Professional Bodybuilder & 38th Governor of California (2003-2011)
“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.”
“The Spirit of Christmas
is the Spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness.
It illuminates the picture window of the soul,
and we look out upon the world’s busy life
and become more interested in people than in things.”
“Peace is very much like love. It is a romantic process — you have to be living it,
you have to invest in it, you have to trust it.
As you cannot impose love, so you cannot impose peace.”
~ Shimon Peres,
a.k.a Szymon Perski
President of Israel (2007-2014)
‘Israel’s First Social Media President’
Prime Minister of Israel (11.4.95 – 6.18.96) and (9.13.84 – 10.20.86)
Polyglot, Songwriter, Poet, Author
Founder, Peres Center for Peace (1996) a.k.a. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (2016)
Co-Founder of Kibbutz Alumot, Legion of Honor Commander (1957) Continue reading “It’s a Romantic Process”→
“Use the money to do the research, to do the work, to help people.
I don’t give to be thanked. I give because I want to help.”
~ Isabel Sanford,
Stage, Film and Television Actress, Philanthropist,
Prime-time Emmy Award (1981)
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2004),
Prime-time Emmy Award nominee (7X),
Golden Globe Award nominee (5X)
“When you are kind to someone in trouble,
you hope they’ll remember
and be kind to someone else,
and it’ll become like a wildfire.”
~ Whoopi Goldberg
a.k.a. Caryn Elaine Johnson,
Actress, Comedienne & Television Host
Academy/Oscar Award, Drama Desk Award, Daytime Emmy Award (2x)
Golden Globe Award (2x), Grammy Award, BAFTA Award,
Tony Award, People’s Choice Award (3x)
American Comedy Award (2x), Mark Twain Award for American Humor,
Women in Film Crystal Award, Honorary Member of Harlem Globetrotters,
Hans Christian Anderson Award & Ride of Fame Award
“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society.
It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny.
Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.”
“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.”
“If I can play a little part in the world’s healing,
and making it a better place than when I came,
then I just thank God for that chance.”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)
“Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish.
It is the child of hope and the home of the brave.
It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success.
It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)
“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right.
If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”
~ 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)
“Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about,
and having success means I can do more.”
a.k.a William James Adams,
Founder of i.am Angel,
Director of Creative Innovation for Intel (2011),
Founder of The Back-Eyed Peas,
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur,
Actor, DJ, Record Producer, Philanthropist,
Grammy Awards (7), American Music Awards(8), Billboard Music Award,
Daytime Emmy Awards (2), Latin Grammy Award, Television Rack Awards (10x),
Teen Choice Award, MTV Video Music Awards (2) and World Music Awards (3)
“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. We must purposely be kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence. The heart which goes out of itself gets large and full. This is the great secret of the inner life. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others.”
~ Horace Mann,
Educator, College President & Politician
“When I hit around 65, 66,
I started to feel tremendous worth
and incredible personal esteem.
I was becoming very cognisant of
my contribution to the American spirit of helping
your fellow man and all of the good stuff.”
~ Jerry Lewis a.k.a Joseph Levitch,
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Producer, Screenwriter and Film Director
Winner of several Lifetime Achievements Awards from:
The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association,
& Venice Film Festival, Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2x)
Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors
(highest Emmy Award, 2005)
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(2009)
” God has given us two hands,
one to receive with and the other to give with.
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
“There are four billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who’ve, historically, lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.”
~ Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the US (1993-2001), US Senator (2001-2009) & 67th US Secretary of State (2009-2013)