Isn’t Everyone Supposed to Be?

“There’s no chivalry in culture any more. Sometimes you meet someone who everyone says is polite
and you’re like, “Wow!”, but then it’s like, “Hang on, isn’t everyone supposed to be polite?””
~ will.i.am
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, Continue reading “Isn’t Everyone Supposed to Be?”
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Kindness: A Lovely Quality

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“… just as important as being kind to my skin is being kind to younger women.
Kindness is a lovely quality to nurture as you get older.
It makes you feel good about yourself.”
~ Iman
a.k.a Iimaan Maxamed Cabdulmajii
,
Fashion Super-Model, Actress,
Ethnic Cosmetics Pioneer & Entrepreneur

What They See

“I think that the only way to teach is by example,
as children will more easily follow what they see you do
than what you tell them to do.”
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan
,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame,
The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (1993)
Hispanic Heritage Award, MTV Video Music Award, ACE Awards (2X)
National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award (1993),
American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, BMI Songwriter of the Year,
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2X) Billboard Spirit of Hope Award (2011)
Caribbean American Mover and Shakers Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

More Than Anything Else

“Goodness is about character –
integrity, honesty, kindness,
generosity, moral courage, and the like.
More than anything else,
it is about how we treat other people.”
~ Dennis Prager,
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Columnist, Public Speaker,
Founder of Prager University, Author & Television Personality

A Wealth of Sunshine

“Inside everyone is a wealth of sunshine!
You don’t know how bright you can shine until you open up,
and let your goodness, your love and your potential shine!”
~ Jennifer Gayle

The Wolf We Feed

“An old Cherokee told his grandson,

“My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

One is Evil:

It is Anger, Jealousy, Greed, Resentment, Inferiority, Lies and Ego.

The other is Good:

It is Joy, Peace, Love, Hope, Humility, Kindness, Empathy & Truth.

The boy thought about it, and asked,
“Grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The old man quietly replied,

“The one you feed.””

~ Author Unknown

Character & Skill

“Hire character. Train skill.”
~ Peter Schutz,
Motivational Speaker, Co-Founder of Harris and Schutz Inc.,
& President and CEO of Porsche (1981 – 1986)

Be Not a Jerk

“Of the billionaires I have known,
money just brings out
the basic traits in them.
If they were jerks before they had money,
they are simply jerks
with a billion dollars.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

Having Nothing, Having Everything

“Two things define you:
your patience when you have nothing, and
your attitude when you have everything.”
~ Luciane,
HomeBunch Founder, Editor & Blogger,
Houzz Writer & Interior Décor Entrepreneur

Being Ikce Wicasa

"In Lakota tradition it is anathema to become a bigshot --- arrogant, boastful, proud, highminded, etcetera.  To be humble, simple, "one of the guys" is to be a common man, Ikce Wicasa --- it is a thing to be sought after, ... in my life, I strive to be Ikce Wicasa ---"common man." " by Richard Leo Twiss
Richard Leo Twiss, (Taoyate Ob Najin: “He Stands with His People”)
“In Lakota tradition it is anathema to become a bigshot — arrogant, boastful, proud, highminded, etcetera. To be humble, simple, “one of the guys” is to be a common man, Ikce Wicasa — it is a thing to be sought after, … in my life, I strive to be Ikce Wicasa —“common man.” ”
~ Richard Leo Twiss, (Taoyate Ob Najin: “He Stands with His People”)
Educator, Author, Christian Minister,
Public Speaker, Co-Founder and President of Wiconi International

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Decent is Beautiful

“When I lay my head on the pillow at night,
I can say “I was a decent person today”.
That’s when I feel beautiful.”
~ Drew Blyth Barrymore,
Actress, Author, Screenwriter,
Film Director, Producer, Model
and United Nations Ambassador

An Expression of His Kindness

“Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God’s kindness:
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes,
kindness in your smile. ”

~ Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)
Roman Catholic Religious Sister

Kind Words Echo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
… their echoes are truly endless. ”

~ Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)
Roman Catholic Religious Sister

A Heart of Love and Courage

“Who could refrain that had a heart
to love and in that heart,
the courage to make love known?”

~ William Shakespeare
Poet, Playwright and Actor

Use Yours

Use your voice for kindess, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

Use
Your Voice for KINDNESS,
Your Ears for COMPASSION,
Your Hands for CHARITY,
Your Mind for TRUTH, and
Your Heart for LOVE.

Punctuality, Order & Diligence

“I never could have done what I have done
without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence,
without the determination to concentrate myself
on one subject at a time.”

Charles Dickens
1812-1870, Novelist

Good Manners vs. Money & Education

Hello, Everyone!  This is an enlightening and time-proven quote:

“Good manners will often take
people where neither money nor education will take them.”

Fanny Jackson Coppin

Looking Down

"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." by Jesse Jackson
‘Belisaire Demandant L’aumone’ by Jacques-Louis David

“Never look down on anybody, unless you’re helping him up.”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)