Posts Tagged: joys

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

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

Leaving Hope

“When it’s said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terrible feeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.” ~ Paula

Leaving Hope

“When it’s said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terrible feeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.” ~ Paula

Doing Art in New York

“Any excuse to live in New York and do art has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.” ~ Tommy Chong, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Activist & Musician

Doing Art in New York

“Any excuse to live in New York and do art has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.” ~ Tommy Chong, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Activist & Musician

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.” ~

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.” ~

Loving, Laughing & Giving

“Another fresh, new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give!” ~ William Arthur Ward, Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker

Loving, Laughing & Giving

“Another fresh, new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give!” ~ William Arthur Ward, Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker

Shadows of Yesteryear

“Don’t let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunshine of tomorrow. Live for today.” ~ Author Unknown

Shadows of Yesteryear

“Don’t let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunshine of tomorrow. Live for today.” ~ Author Unknown

A Time of Good Cheer

“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” ~ W. J. Tucker”,

A Time of Good Cheer

“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” ~ W. J. Tucker”,

Christmas-Happiness

“Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks, as carols fill the air.” ~ Shirley Sallay,

Christmas-Happiness

“Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks, as carols fill the air.” ~ Shirley Sallay,

Fatherhood: Natural & Enriching

“Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather it enriches it.” ~ Andrea Bocelli, Classical-Crossover Tenor, Singer, Songwriter & Record Producer

Fatherhood: Natural & Enriching

“Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather it enriches it.” ~ Andrea Bocelli, Classical-Crossover Tenor, Singer, Songwriter & Record Producer

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.” ~

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.” ~

The Christmases in Our Lives

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are

The Christmases in Our Lives

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are

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

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

Happiness: The Bomb Cosmetic!

“Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I’m smiling, sometimes I’m giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don’t.” ~ Yaya DaCosta, a.k.a. Camara DaCosta Johnson Actress & Model

Happiness: The Bomb Cosmetic!

“Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I’m smiling, sometimes I’m giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don’t.” ~ Yaya DaCosta, a.k.a. Camara DaCosta Johnson Actress & Model

Precious in the Shade & the Sunshine

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, yet in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September

Precious in the Shade & the Sunshine

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, yet in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September

The Good Fortune of Others

“One of the sanest, surest and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.” ~ Archibald Rutledge, Poet, Educator & Author

The Good Fortune of Others

“One of the sanest, surest and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.” ~ Archibald Rutledge, Poet, Educator & Author

A Grateful Heart

“Your grateful heart opens the door for many more blessings to come.” ~ Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist & Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

A Grateful Heart

“Your grateful heart opens the door for many more blessings to come.” ~ Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist & Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

A Happy Human Spirit

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. Benjamin Jeremy “Ben” Stein Actor, Writer, Lawyer, Commentator, & Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

A Happy Human Spirit

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. Benjamin Jeremy “Ben” Stein Actor, Writer, Lawyer, Commentator, & Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

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,

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,

My Strength & Stay

“My husband has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.” ~ Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom & the other Commonwealth realms, Longest-Reigning Queen

My Strength & Stay

“My husband has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.” ~ Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom & the other Commonwealth realms, Longest-Reigning Queen

Unexpected Miracles All-day!

“I wish for you a day filled with unexpected miracles.” ~ Linda Evans, a,k,a. Linda Evanstad Actress & Golden Globe Award

Unexpected Miracles All-day!

“I wish for you a day filled with unexpected miracles.” ~ Linda Evans, a,k,a. Linda Evanstad Actress & Golden Globe Award

What I Do Have is Great

“I don’t have a ton of friends, but the friends I have are great ones. I don’t have huge family, but the family I have is a great one.” ~ Alicia Keys a.k.a. Alicia Augello Cook, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

What I Do Have is Great

“I don’t have a ton of friends, but the friends I have are great ones. I don’t have huge family, but the family I have is a great one.” ~ Alicia Keys a.k.a. Alicia Augello Cook, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Ageless Creativity

“My goal as a creative person is to express truth and beauty in whatever I do.” ~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto, Singer, Artist/Painter & Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Ageless Creativity

“My goal as a creative person is to express truth and beauty in whatever I do.” ~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto, Singer, Artist/Painter & Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Are You 30ish and Stiff, or 60ish and Supple?

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at

Are You 30ish and Stiff, or 60ish and Supple?

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at

Energized By the Possibilities

“You cannot sit back and wait to be happy and healthy and have a great thought life; you have to make the choice to make this happen. You have to choose to get rid of the toxic and get back

Energized By the Possibilities

“You cannot sit back and wait to be happy and healthy and have a great thought life; you have to make the choice to make this happen. You have to choose to get rid of the toxic and get back

Ageless Creativity

“If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.” ~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto, Singer, Artist/Painter & Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Ageless Creativity

“If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.” ~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto, Singer, Artist/Painter & Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts