If Men Were Birthing Babies

“Let me tell you something: I salute womanhood worldwide, because women are exceptionally tough for enduring the misery of childbirth.
I’ve cleaned hogs and gutted deer, but in my experience on Earth I’ve never witnessed such a brutal event.
If men were in charge of carrying and birthing our babies, we’d have a lot fewer people on Earth,
because we’d only do it once- I can promise you that!”
~ Phil Robertson,
Professional Hunter, Businessman, & Reality Television Star
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Life is a Gift

“To me, life is a gift, and it’s a blessing to just be alive.
And each person should learn what a gift it is to be alive no matter how tough things get.”
~ Tony Bennett
a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Life: A Lot of Colors & Situations

” Life is an awful lot of colors and situations to be handled.”
~ Diahann Carroll,
Actor, Advocate, Dancer, Model, Singer, Author, Philanthropist,
Tony Award (1962), Golden Globe Award (1969) & Television Academy Hall of Fame (2011)

Life: An Incredible Journey

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“The journey has been incredible from its beginning.”
~ 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

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 Deen
Celebrity Chef, Cooking Show Host,
Author & Restaurateur of The Lady & Sons

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.”
~ Blythe Danner,
Actress

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

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.”
~ Ellen Hopkins,
Novelsit

The Christmases in Our Lives

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“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 really what help
to keep a family together over the long haul.”
~ Caroline Kennedy,
Author, Attorney, Diplomat &
United States Ambassador to Japan

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

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 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

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

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,
Social Commentator, Stage Actor & Motion Picture Actor

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 Regnant in History &,
Longest-Reigning British Monarch

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 & Actress

Expressing Truth & Beauty

“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 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.”
~ Joseph Pilates,
Author & Inventor of Pilates

Energized By the Possibilities

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“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 in alignment with God.
You can be overwhelmed by every small setback in life,
OR
you can be energized by the possibilities they bring.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

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

Better Life for All

“Through free enterprise, one can benefit people all over the world …
by contributing to a better way of life for all. Peace, love & happiness.”
~ John Paul DeJoria,
Entrepreneur, Co-Founder – Paul Mitchell Hair Care & Philanthropist

That’s What I’ve Been Doing!

“All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel
… and that’s what I’ve been doing all my life.”
~ Count Basie
a.k.a William James Basie
,
Jazz Pianist, Organist, Bandleader, & Composer

It’s Out There!

“I always told my mother I wanted a job where
I could have a lot of fun and have a lot of time off.
She asked me where I was going to find that,
and I said, ‘I don’t know, but it’s out there.'”
~ Sherman Hemsley,
Actor, Jazz Keyboardist & Television Hall of Fame (2012)

Succeed at Home, Too!

“No amount of success can compensate for failure at home.”
~ Nathaniel Bronner, Sr.,
Founder & President – Bronner Brothers (1947–1993)

Keepers of The Joy

“In life, we will always encounter difficult people.
Don’t allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

The Blessed One

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“”Benedetto” means the “blessed one”
and I feel that I have truly been blessed.”
~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Our Lifestyle Choices: Coding Our Results

“Epigenetic research reveals that our lifestyle choices —
the foods we eat, the supplements we take, the exercise we pursue,
and even the emotional content of our daily experiences —
are all involved in orchestrating chemical reactions
that activate or deactivate parts of our genome
that will either code for outcomes that
threaten health and pave the way for disease
or create an internal environment
conducive to longevity and disease resistance.”
~ Joseph M. Mercola ,
Osteopathic Physician,
Entrepreneur & Natural Health Expert

His Dreams & Destiny

“May all of God’s dreams for you come to pass.
May His destiny for you never be thwarted.”
~ Rory & Wendy Alec,
Founders, GOD TV

A Jackie/Jack of All Trades

“Variety is the spice of life. Honestly, I’ve always been a jack-of-all-trades.
I enjoy the unpredictability that each day brings. There are days when I might enjoy one career more than the other,
but then it kind of balances itself out. I must admit though, TV is a lot of fun.”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert and Philanthropist.

The Primary Motivation

“When your primary motivation is money, you tend to forget about things that are more important to your day-to-day satisfaction,
such as challenging projects, collaborative colleagues and opportunities for professional growth.”
~ Ian Siegel, ,
Co-Founder & CEO, ZipRecruiter

I Wouldn’t Trade It for Anything!

“Now I’m having the time of my life
being on the road with one of the world’s all-time great big bands,
and performing with symphonies.
I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
~ Doc Severinsen
a.k.a Carl Hilding Severinsen
,
Pop & Jazz Trumpeter

The Richest Relationships

“Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships
with musical partners, because we make music together.
That’s what we love to do with our lives.
My wife, Gayle, is a wonderful musician and singer.
We share music, so it’s a deep bond.
~ Chick Corea
a.k.a Armando Anthony Corea
,
Jazz and Fusion Pianist, Keyboardist & Composer

A Claim to Fame

“My claim to fame will not be that I inherited my father’s company and bled it.
My claim to fame will be that I inherited my father’s entrepreneurship abilities and I built many companies.
Not only did I build them, but I trained and continue to train others to do the same thing.
I work with partners to ensure that they experience the kind of success that I am having.
I don’t know how a human being can enjoy himself any more than I am.”
~ Bernard Bronner ,
President and Show & Sales Director, Bronner Brothers,
Publisher,Upscale Magazine
& Partner, Rainforest Films

Retire? Nah, Re-fire!

“I don’t really see a need to retire as long as I am having fun.”
~ Stan Lee,
Comic Book Writer, Editor, Publisher, Media Producer,
Television Host, Actor, & Former President & Chairman – Marvel Comics

All in All

“Even if some days I feel like I’m ready to fall apart,
I am ultimately happier than I’ve ever been.
My family gives me more joy than I thought possible,
and my career fulfills me tremendously.
All in all, I feel like am in the exact place
I am supposed to be in,
doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.”
~ Ali Landry,
Actress, Model, and Miss USA (1996)

Working What We Love to Do

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“We are at our very best, and we are happiest,
when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy, on
the journey toward the goal we’ve established
for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off
and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything
else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.”
~ Earl Nightingale,
Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker

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It’s a Great Sport!

“And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they’re 71,
you can never take for granted that he loves you.
It’s always good to flirt with him. It’s a great sport.”
~ Salma Hayek,
Actress, Director, Producer
Glamour ‘Woman of the Year Award’ recipient (2001)
Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award recipient (2003)
Time ’25 Most Influential Hispanics’ recipient (2005)
Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recipient (2006)
Knight (Chevalier) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour recipient (France, 2011)

Thrilling Creativity

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.”
~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Statesman & 32nd President of the United States (3.4.1933 – 4.12. 1945)

Really, Really Love

“It is really rare to find someone you really, really
love and that you want to spend your life with and all
that stuff that goes along with being married.
I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too.
So, the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy.”
~ Harry Connick, Jr.
a.k.a Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.,
,
Singer, Pianist, Composer/Arranger & Actor

The Absolute Best Years Can Be ‘Golden’

“You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age.
And best of all, love can happen at any age.
Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s.
You have to believe that.”
~ Salma Hayek,
Actress, Director, Producer
Glamour ‘Woman of the Year Award’ recipient (2001)
Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award recipient (2003)
Time ’25 Most Influential Hispanics’ recipient (2005)
Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recipient (2006)
Knight (Chevalier) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour recipient (France, 2011)

Savor Life

“I have never savored life with such gusto. as I do now.”
~ Candice Patricia Bergen ,
Actress, Fashion Model,
Emmy Awards (5) & Golden Globe Awards (2)
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Keep Looking. Don’t Settle

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
~ 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)
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In Love, Many Times

“A successful marriage requires
falling in love many times,
with the same person.”
~ Mignon McLaughlin,
Journalist, Author,
Writer (Redbook, Cosmopolitan & other magazines),
Copy Editor + Managing Editor (Glamour)

Fun Being

“I make fun wherever I go…
If I go to a restaurant by myself, rest assured,
people will be talking about it.
I always have a great deal of fun being with people.
It’s part of the journey.”
~ Cloris Leachman,
Actress, Comedienne,
Emmy Awards (Primetime 8X, Daytime 1X) &
an Academy Award

Being Treasures-Conscious

“We can only be said to be alive
in those moments
when our hearts are
conscious of our treasures.”
~ Thornton Niven Wilder,
Playwright, Novelist,
& Pulitzer Prize recipient (3X)

Do You Count Your Blessings?

“Gratitude: Counting your blessings
and seeing the beauty in this world
Before, During and Following life’s storms.”
~ Unknown

Wishing Joy

“When you wish someone joy,
you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…
all the good things.”
~ Maya Angelou,
Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer,
Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright,
Film Director, Author, Actress, and Professor

Heart & Soul Works

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“Sometimes I give myself over to a part heart and soul.
At other times, it’s just technique.
There’s nothing in particular to say about it except
it’s work. … I love to work!”
~ Enrique Tomás Delgado a.k.a. Henry Darrow,
Actor, Co-Founder of Nosotros,
Bambi Award winner, Emmy Award winner,
Ricardo Montalban Nosotros Award winner
& ALMA Awards’ Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Revelling in What Is

“I think it’s worth trying to be a mother who delights in who
her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions.
A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen,
or what has happened, and more time revelling in what is.”
~ Ayelet Waldman,
Novelist, Essayist & Lawyer

Once is Enough

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
~ Mary Jane “Mae” West,
Actress, Singer, Playwright & Screenwriter

Love What You Do!

“It is really important
to love what you do,
as you spend a great deal of time with …
your chosen profession.”
~ Carol Curley,
Managing Director for Golden Seeds,
Acting President for The Charian Group, LLC,
Angel Investor, Pipeline Fellowship Mentor &
Adjunct Professor of Finance

See What Blessing is Going to Come

“I am so blessed. I’ve been way over-blessed.
At 64 years old, I look forward to going to bed
every night so I can wake up in the morning
and see what blessing is going to come my way
that day. Because you never, ever know what
God’s got in store for you.”

~ Paula Deen
Celebrity Chef and Cooking Show Host

Enjoy Every Minute of Your Life

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker

Work Becomes Fun

“When you have a purpose in life, a vision for what you want to achieve, and know why you want to achieve it, work becomes fun, and the time you spend working seems to just whiz by.”

Clayton J. Moore,  Financial Expert