What Comes Out is Going to Impress

“I can give you the King’s English and then I can take it to the street,
but do both or do one and don’t do one knowing only the street.
That’s going to hold you back because what comes out is going to impress people,
and it will impress them negatively.”
~ Angela Bassett,
Actress, Author, Saturn Award, Image Awards (5x),
Golden Globe  & Black Reel Award
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Your Future Lives in Your Mouth

“By your words, you form your destiny –
what you say within yourself determines the end promise of your life!
Your future lives in your mouth!”
~ Paula White-Cain,
Senior Pastor, Television Host, Author &
Co-Founder of Without Walls International Church (1991)

Silencing the Voice

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition
it has only one way to go and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures,
until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens
and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
~ Harry S. Truman,
Politician, 33rd President of the United States (1945–53),
United States Senator (1935–45) & Vice President (1945)

I Will Never!

“If I say to myself,
“I will never succeed.
I will never make money.
I will never find a client.
Everybody I ever knew already has everything they need.
I can’t do it because … .”
If you say these things, “Guess what?”,
that’s the results you’re gonna get!
It’s just that simple.”
~ Spencer Forman,
1WD.TV’s Evil Genius, Founder of LabSecrets,
Co-Founder LabZip, President of Spencer Forman Properties, Inc.,
CEO & Co-Founder of WidgetLaboratory LLC,
Founder of Hairless Dog Productions & Trial Attorney

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)

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)

World-Framing Words

“Frame your world with your words.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Your Future, Predicted

“The best way to predict your future is to create it”
~ Peter F. Drucker,
Author, Writer,
Management Consultant & Professor

The Surest Test

“Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity
is his refusal to do or say anything
that would damage his self-respect.”
~ Thomas S. Monson,
Author & President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Right-Speak, Right-Action

“Silence in the face of evil is, itself, evil. Not to speak, is to speak. Not to act, is to act. ”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
Pastor, Theologian, & anti-Nazi Dissident,
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Image of magic carpet with Dr. Norman Vincent Peale quote: "Imagination is the true magic carpet."

Getting THERE with The Magic Carpet

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”
~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author and Minister

Audible Gratitude

Gertrude Stein, age 3
Gertrude Stein, age 3
“Silent gratitude
isn’t very much
to anyone.”
~ Gertrude Stein,
Art Collector, Publisher,
Poet, Author & Journalist

Think for Yourself

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
~ Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel,
Fashion Designer & Founder of the Chanel brand

Building the New

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old, … on building the new.”
~ Socrates,
Philosopher

It’s Time for the Big!

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
“When you affirm big,
believe big and pray big,
putting faith into action,
big things happen.”
~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author and Minister

99% Sold Out

“I’ve been so fortunate because I never really had ups and downs as far as my career.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’ve been sold out all over the world.”
~ Tony Bennett,
a.k.a. Anthony Dominick “Tony” Benedetto

Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Reasons We Can!

“Instead of giving myself reasons why I CANNOT,
I give myself reasons why I CAN.”
~ UNKNOWN AUTHOR

Speak Greatness & Good Things

Declare Good Things to Your Life
“It’s time to use our words to declare good things.”
and
“Faith-filled words ignite the greatness God has placed within you.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Oh, My Goodness! I’m Becoming a Poet, and I Didn’t Even Know It!

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.

What’s Thought, Said & Done

“Happiness is when
what you think, what you say, and what you do
are in harmony.”

Mahatma Ghandi