“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, “It will be happier.””
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
Poet & Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom (1850–1892)
“If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.
A sense of humor reduces people and problems to their proper proportions.”
~ Canon J. John
Speaker, Storyteller, Evangelist, Social Activist & Author
“I think that comedy is such a tool to open the heart, to loosen up the muscles, to loosen up the brain.
God knew how important it would be to laugh because He said it is a great medicine,
and when used properly, it is the greatest of medicines.”
~ Chonda Pierce,
Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist &
Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center
“Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.”
~ Tiger Woods,
Professional Golfer, PGA Tour wins (80), European Tour wins (40), Japan Golf Tour wins (2),
Asian Tour wins (1), PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1) & Amateur wins (21)
“I actually look for things to smile about.
If I’m going to a concert later that night and I start to feel in a bad mood,
I think about the wonderful melodies I’ll be hearing later. I make a conscious effort to be positive.
And if you want the most joie de vivre in your life, that’s what you must do as well.
Negative thoughts will pop into your head, as they do to me and everybody.
But why give in to those thoughts and allow your mood to be dragged downward?
My suggestion is to fight off the temptation to go negative and work at being positive.
Try it out and see what happens. I’m willing to bet you find the experience worth repeating again and again.”
~ Dr. Ruth Westheimer,
Sex Therapist, Media Personality,
Actress, Voice Actress & Author
“Prayer and encouraging words change things. We’re all human. We all go through stuff.
The hardest part about being a celebrity is having to heal on a public stage. That’s the worst.
Imagine going through a scandal, or a divorce, or a death in the family, and running into fans on the street.
Because of where my heart is, my instinct is to put my sadness aside,
and give them a smile or a hug, no matter how bad I’m feeling.
And the appreciation of fans can refuel your spiritual tank in those situations.
But until you’re famous, people don’t realize how difficult that is.”
~ Al B. Sure!,
a.k.a Albert Joseph Brown III
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Radio Host, Record Executive,
Sony Innovators Talent Search (1987), American Music Award – Best New R&B Artist,
Soul Train Award Award – Best New Artist, New York Music Awards,
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
““Boy, I remember on the farm, when we’d get depressed, Grandma could always cheer us up.
She’d take out her dentures and take a healthy swig of the aquarium and then hold a flashlight under a chin,
so we could watch the goldfish swim from cheek to cheek.
Boy, we could have watched them all day, but visiting hours were only from 10 to 4.”’
Make the most of it!”
~ Rose Nylund, The Golden Girls TV Series character acted by
Betty Marion White,
Actress, Comedian, Singer, Author, Producer & Radio Host
“My first crush was Barry Manilow. He performed on TV and I taped it.
When no one was around I’d kiss the screen.”
~ Janet Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress & Author
“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”
~Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer