Once You Have Your Fortune

“You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it,
you go home and share it with your family.”
~ Anita Baker,
Singer, Songwriter, Grammy Awards (8x),
American Music Awards (4x), Soul Train Music Awards (7x),
Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994) & International Artist of the Year (2005)
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I Do Give

“I do give money to panhandlers, but my husband and I [also] have several charities
where we are hands-on and have such a ways to go to reach our goals.
I prefer to give there.”
~ Pauletta Washington,
Artist, Actress, Philanthropist, Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award (2000),
BET Humanitarian Award (2005) & The Prince Rainier III Award (2010)

A Laughter-Maker

“My job has always been to entertain people.
I want people to laugh.”
~ Shaquille O’Neal,
Businessman, Investor, Real Estate Entrepreneur & Global Spokesperson

Elevating Our World

“I think that once a substantive issue becomes public knowledge,
it is up to each and every one of us to do our part to help implement positive change(s).
That is why I ask ALL viewers of my site, to commit to the act of volunteering.
Consider feeding the homeless or donate to your local food bank;
give of your time at church; or, go a step further by setting up your own non-profit organization
that seeks to make a targeted difference. Even if you decide to help just one person,
such as an elderly neighbor…think of how fulfilling that would be.
If we all learned to share in that sentiment, I honestly believe our world
would be elevated with far more love and unity.”
~ Jackee Harry,
Actress, Singer, Director,
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1987),
NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1999 & 2000)

Channels for Sharing

“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

Extreme Wealth & Responsibility

“For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth.
But, with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility.
And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people,
and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.”
~ Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson,
Business Magnate & Investor, Philanthropist, & Founder of Virgin Group

Do What We Can Do for Our Country

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Caring for Each Other & Ourselves

“Everyone of us needs to show
how much we care for each other
and, in the process, care for ourselves.”
~ Diana Frances Windsor,
Princess of Wales

Those Who Do the Most

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest
are those who do the most for others.”
~ Booker T. Washington,
Educator, Author, Orator & Advisor to Presidents

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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

Time & Love Shared

“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love.
No strings attached. No expectations.
Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.”

~ Suze Orman,
Author, Financial Advisor,
Motivational Speaker & Television Host

Ever-Helping US

“It’s sort of well-known that anytime any catastrophe happens
anywhere in the world,
they can count on the United States for help.”
~ Morgan Freeman,
Actor, Film Director & Narrator

Really Loyal

“You have to be really loyal to the people
that supported you when you were coming up.”
~ Sylvester Stallone,
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, and Director

A Wildfire of Kindness

“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

This Treasure House

“To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn
than to the imperishable truth to be found
in this treasure house, the Bible?”
~ Elizabeth II,
Queen of the United Kingdom
& the other Commonwealth realms,
Longest-Reigning Queen Regnant in History &,
Longest-Reigning British Monarch

Don’t Rob It, Bless It!

“You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it
with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped
resources locked away within you.”
~ Myles Munroe,
Inspirational / Motivational Speaker,
Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
Founder of Myles Munroe International (MMI),
Author

Home: A Place of Peace

“Create a peaceful home, a blessed home. Make it a priority.
It doesn’t matter how big your home is or how small it is,
your home should be a place of peace for you and your family.
That way when you go forth from it
you go forth from a place of peace out into the world.”
~ Father Shinto,
Priest

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

A Clear Voice

“We say to you, today, in a loud and clear voice:
Enough of blood and tears. Enough.
We have no desire for revenge. We harbor no hatred towards you.
We, like you, are people who want to build a home, to plant a tree,
to love, live side by side with you in dignity, in empathy,
as human beings, as free men.
We are, today, giving peace a chance and,
again, saying to you in a clear voice: Enough.”
~ Yitzhak Rabin,
5th & 10th Prime Minister of Israel
(1992-1995) & (1974-1977)

The Blessed One

the blessed life, gratitude, prayer, man praying while kneeling, quote by Tony Bennett,
“”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 Mortal Hands

“The world is very different now; for man holds in his mortal hands
the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.”
~John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

The Idea of Life

“The idea of life is to give and receive.”
~ Dizzy Gillespie
a.k.a John Birks Gillespie
,
Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer & Singer.