“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)
“In business, there’s a difference between a risk and a chance.
A well-calculated risk may very well end up
as an investment in your business.
A careless chance can cause it to crumble.
And when an opportunity presents itself,
never assume it will be your last.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model
“I didn’t see myself any different from my white counterparts in school.
I just didn’t! I thought I could do what they did.
And what I didn’t do well,
I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to do well,
because maybe they saw my talent,
so they would give me a chance.
I had no idea that they would see me completely different.”
~ Viola Davis,
Actress & Producer
“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized
within the lifetime of the opportunity”.
~ Leonard Ravenhill,
Evangelist & Author
“The book is called, “Opportunity” and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce,
“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love;
there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. Doing what you love is the cornerstone of
having abundance in your life.”
~ Wayne Dyer,
Philosopher, Author, & Motivational Speaker
“I don’t remember any mistakes, only opportunities to overcome problems.””
~ James Sorenson,,
Founder – Sorenson Companies & Philanthropist
“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.”
~ Unknown ,
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss
when you don’t even try.”
~ Jack Canfield,
Author, Motivational Speaker, Seminar Leader,
Corporate Trainer & Entrepreneur
“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)
“When you become grateful for small pleasures,
your outlook changes
and opportunities seem to open up
everywhere, in your life.”
~ Jodi LeBlanc,
“Gratitude can transform
common days into Thanksgiving,
turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
~ William Arthur Ward,
Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker
“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.”
~ Victor K. Kiam,
Entrepreneur & Owner, New England Patriots (1988–1991)
“Don’t quit before the blessing.”
~ Byrd Baggett,
“Every single second is an opportunity to change your life,
because in any moment you can change the way you feel.”
~ Rhonda Byrne ,
Author, Television Writer and Producer
“Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
~ Thomas Alva Edison,
Inventor & Businessman
“I BELIEVE anything is possible.
I SEE opportunity when others see impossibility.
I TAKE risks.
I KNOW that nothing is unrealistic.
I FEEL overwhelming love.
I EMBRACE my childlike wonder & curiosity.
I TAKE flying leaps into the unknown.
I CONTRIBUTE to something bigger than myself.
I BELIEVE it’s NEVER TOO LATE to START LIVING a DREAM.
I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR.“
~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
~ Henry David Thoreau,
Author, Poet, Philosopher,
Abolitionist, Naturalist, Tax Resister,
Surveyor, and Historian
“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.”
~ J. Sidlow Baxter
1903-1999, Author and Theologian
“Have faith and believe in yourself.”
Well, I hope that title makes you smile as often as it has made me smile. The title for this post was my reaction to a statement I spoke to the Lord this morning, after getting out of bed! I stated:
“Good morning, Adonai. Thank-you for the blessings that have already come.
Thank-you for the blessings already on their way. Thank-you for the blessings here, for today.”
~ Michelle’Chaella’ Boddie
Scripts with “Adonai”: Genesis 15:2, Deuteronomy 10:17, & Psalm 136:3.