Everyone Has Highs & Lows

“Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from,
but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders,
saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’.”
~ Lindsay Lohan,
Actress, Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Singer, Kids Choice Award (2006), Capri Awards (2007),
Teen Choice Award (4X), MTV Movie Award (3X), Hollywood Film Festival Award (2X),
Radio Disney Music Awards (2004) & 2nd SoHu Fashion Achievement Awards (2014)
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Something for the Rest of the World

“I realize that I’m in the top one percent of the world.
I’ve traveled a lot. I’ve seen immense poverty in the world,
and I can’t live with everything I’ve had and be comfortable
with everything I have unless I do something for the rest of the world.”
~ Andie MacDowell,
Actress, Model & Philanthropist

We Created Our ‘Today’, Yesterday

“The seeds you are harvesting today, were planted
by the words of your mouth yesterday.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Singer, Author, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

Saying the Right Words

“It’s one thing to stop saying the wrong things,
but you’ve got to start saying the right things.”

~ Joyce Meyer,
Author & Speaker

Belittling the Other Parent

“Spouses get divorced; children never do. They are always going to be the child of your ex.
So, the way you treat your ex, their parent, their other parent,
is, in a sense, the way you are treating them.
So, if you can connect those two things and realize
that by belittling the other parent, you’re belittling them.”
~ Robert Beeson,
Founder – Solo Parent Society

The Subtleties of Everything We Do, Think & Say

“Everything you do,
every thought you have,
every word you say
creates a memory
that you will hold
in your body.
It’s imprinted on you
and affects you in subtle ways –
ways you are not always aware of.
With that in mind,
be very conscious and selective.”
~ Phylicia Rashad,
Actress, Singer, Stage Director, NAACP Image Award,
Tony Award (2004) & Drama Desk Award

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I Prayed, All Unafraid

“Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid (as we’re inclined to do),
I do not need a handsome man, but let him be like You;
I do not need one big and strong, nor yet so very tall,
nor need he be some genius, or wealthy, Lord, at all;
but let his head be high, dear God, and let his eye be clear,
his shoulders straight, whate’er his state, whate’er his earthly sphere;
and let his face have character, a ruggedness of soul,
and let his whole life show, dear God, a singleness of goal;
then when he comes (as he will come) with quiet eyes aglow,
I’ll understand that he’s the man I prayed for long ago.”
~ Ruth Bell Graham,
Philanthropist, Poet, Author & Painter

Writing Yourself Off?

“There are enough people in the world who are going to write you off.
You don’t need to do that to yourself.”
~ Susan Boyle,
Singer, Actress, Author, Philanthropist, Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award (2009),
World Music Awards (2010), Japan Gold Disc Award (2010), Scotscare (2010),
Scottish Variety Awards (2011), Radio Forth Awards (2013), Scottish Music Awards (2013),
Philanthropist & Guinness World Records (6X)

Natural Problem Solvers

“Guys are natural problem solvers – they like to have strategies.”
~ Chadwick Boseman,
Actor, Director & Writer

What You Spoke from Your Heart

“Today, you are a picture of what you spoke
from your heart in the past.”
~ Gloria Copeland,
Author, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

Creating Something from Nothing

Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame

“To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings,
and I would – I don’t know,
I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.”
~ Prince,
a.k.a. Prince Rogers Nelson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Instrumentalist, Actor, Director, Philanthropist,
Academy Award (1985), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (2x), Brit Awards (7x),
Boston Society of Film Critics Award (2016), Golden Globe Award (2007),
American Music Award (4x), Grammy Award (7x), Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame (2016),
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) & UK Music Hall of Fame (2006)

Envision That Which Is Not

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not,
and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation.”
~ J.K. Rowling,
Novelist, Screenwriter & Philanthropist

Thankfulness: The Beginning of Gratitude

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
Gratitude is shown in acts.”
~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
Moral Philosopher, Poet & Critic

Her Greatest Beauty Secret

“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself.
I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything.
It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself.
I believe that a lot of how you look
is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life.
Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.”
~ Tina Turner,
Recording Artist, Dancer, Actress & Author,

Having Trust Instead of Jealousy

“For me, I’m not a jealous person. That’s just not my thing.
You have to have trust in your relationship.”
~ Fergie
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson
,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)

Before You Let Them Leave Your Lips

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“Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity.
Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips.
Sometimes it’s best to be quiet.”
~ Tony A. Gaskins, Jr.,
Author, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker

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Life is Worth Living

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“I woke up and realized life is great
and people are awesome
and life is worth living.”
~ Hulk Hogan,
a.k.a Terry Gene Bollea,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Television Personality,
Entrepreneur & Rock Bassist.

Let’s Find Common Ground

“I like to see myself as a bridge builder,
that is me building bridges
between people, between races, between cultures, between politics,
trying to find common ground.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Attitudes

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchilll,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

The Prayers of Tears

“Every now and then your tears will pray a prayer your words never could.”
~ John Gray,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church, Comedian, Author, Speaker,
Actor, Singer & Playwright

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Your Vision, Dream, Goal, Heart’s Desire: Your PLAN

“Don’t call it a dream.  Call it a plan.”
~ Author Unknown,

Don’t Walk Around with FEAR

“I don’t walk around with fear.
I walk around with strength. I believe in cause and effect.”
~ Melanie Griffith,
Actress & Philanthropist

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)

Never Thought of Doing Elsewise

“I was gonna write songs, I was gonna be a star
and a singer and I never thought of doing anything else.”
~ Kim Carnes,
Singer, Songwriter & Musician
Grammy Award – Record of the Year “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)
Grammy Award – Best Instrumental Composition … “Flashdance” (1983) (multiple artists)

Everything We Say

“Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world.
It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.”
~ Meryl Streep,
Actress & Singer

Did I? Did You?

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?
These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits,
here in this world and the life to come.”
~ Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen,
Priest, Professor, Writer, Author, Public Speaker,
Theologian, Thomas Merton Award (1985)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence (1996)
Emmausprisen Prize (2002)

The Optimist’s Life

“Optimists and pessimists die the same way.
They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.”
~ Shimon Peres,
a.k.a Szymon Perski
President of Israel (2007-2014)
‘Israel’s First Social Media President’
Prime Minister of Israel (11.4.95 – 6.18.96) and (9.13.84 – 10.20.86)
Polyglot, Songwriter, Poet, Author
Founder, Peres Center for Peace (1996) a.k.a. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (2016)
Co-Founder of Kibbutz Alumot, Legion of Honor Commander (1957)
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Statements of the Creative Kind

“If your mindset is,
“I can’t.
I won’t.
It’s done.
It’s bad!
I … …”,
Stop! STOP!
You’re creating your own destiny
when you do that!”
~ 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
 

Better Than We Say

“Do what you say you’re going to do.
And try to do it a little better than you said you would.”
~ Jimmy Dean,
Singer, Television Host, Actor, Businessman.
Creator of Jimmy Dean Sausage, Actor &
Country Music Hall of Fame nominee (2010)

Your Mind: Your Friend?

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t
live between your own two ears.”
~ Laird Hamilton ,
Surfer, Co-Inventor of Tow-In Surfing,
Fashion Model & Action-Sports Model

Mental vs Physical Ability

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability,
it was my mental ability.”
~ Bruce Jenner,
Olympic Gold Medalist Decathlete & Actor

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

Thoughts Have Wings


“I hold it true that thoughts are things
Endowed with bodies, breath, and wings,
And that we send them forth to fill
The world with good results – or ill.”
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
Author & Poet

Our Most Powerful Asset

Robert Toru Kiyosaki
“The single most powerful asset we have is our mind.
If trained well, it can create enormous wealth.”
~ Robert Toru Kiyosaki,
Investor, Businessman, Author, Speaker,
Financial Literacy Activist & Commentator

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Be a Great Spirit, Instead

“Great spirits
have always faced
violent opposition
from mediocre minds.”
~ Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize – Physics (1921),
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)

Jealousy is a Waste

“I learned very young that jealousy is a waste of energy,
and the more you think about jealousy or act upon it,
the more you create it.”
~ Eva Longoria,
Actress, Producer, Director, Activist and Businesswoman

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

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

Watch My Mouth

“I wasn’t trying to be a role model with ‘The Dutchess,’
yet suddenly, seeing little girls in the audience
with their moms made me think about
what I do onstage a little bit more.
I had to watch my mouth, because it can be filthy.
It changed things for me.”
~ Fergie
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson
,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)

Thoughts Boomerang!

 

“You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend.
Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe—
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.”

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
Author & Poet

Grateful for the Sparks

“At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
~ Albert Schweitzer,
Theologian, Organist, Philosopher,
Physician, Philanthropist, and Medical Missionary
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Comfortable Curviness

“You know, I’m a curvy woman
and I just want to be comfortable with that.”
~ Fergie
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson
,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)

Read with Me

“Grades were important in our house.
I was reading by two.
My mom would sit there and read with me,
read with me, read with me. It was wonderful.”
~ Fergie
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson
,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)

You’re the Beholder

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“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’
and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty
is realizing that you are the beholder.
This empowers us to find beauty in places where others
have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
~ 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)

Spend Life Well

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“Life well-spent is long.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer

These Negative Things

“Stop saying these negative things about yourself.
Look in the mirror and find something
about yourself that’s positive and celebrate that!”
~ Tyra Lynne Banks,
Television Personality, Talk Show Host, Producer,
Author, Actress, and Model
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You, You, You.

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“Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you.
And what really is in front of you? You are.
You don’t even know yourself yet.
You think you know and you want to assert that you do,
now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t.
What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination.
Put yourself, and your growth and development, first.
There are long-term repercussions to what you’re doing now.
Everything you do,
every thought you have,
every word you say
creates a memory that you will hold in your body.
It’s imprinted on you and
affects you in subtle ways—ways you are not always aware of.
With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.”
~ Phylicia Rashad,
Actress, Singer, Stage Director, NAACP Image Award,
Tony Award (2004) & Drama Desk Award

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Every Human’s Life

“Every man’s life
ends the same way.
It is only the details
of how he lived
and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.”
~ Ernest Miller Hemingway,
Author, Journalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recipient (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient (1954)

Speak Only the Good You Know

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“How would your life be different
if you walked away from gossip and verbal defamation?
Let today be the day you speak only the good you know of other people
and encourage others to do the same.”
~ Steve Maraboli,
Author & Speaker

Live By Them

“As we Express our Gratitude, we must Never Forget
that the Highest Appreciation is not to Utter Words,
… to Live By Them.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Thoughts: Watch Yours

“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they
become character.
Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.”
~ Unknown

A Creation of Our Minds

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow.
Our life is the creation of our mind.”
~ Bud D. Ha

Peace is Our Choice

“It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress,
it’s your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think…”
~ Gerald Jampolsky,
Physician, Psychiatrist & Author

Love YOU

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“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
~ Lucille Désirée Ball,
Comedienne, Model,
Film and Television Actress
and Studio Executive

 

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Changing the World with Words & Ideas

“No matter what people tell you,
words and ideas can change the world.”
~ Robin McLaurin Williams,
Actor & Comedian

Words: The Bricks and Mortar

“Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize.
Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”
~ Sonia Choquette,
Author & Storyteller

Ever-Resilient America

“It’s never paid to bet against America.
We come through things,
… its not always a smooth ride.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

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

What Do Your Words Produce?

“Words are the most powerful thing in the universe …
Words are containers. They contain faith, or fear,
and they produce after their kind.”
~ Charles Capps ,
Farmer, Land Developer, Preacher, Teacher and Author

Everyone Has ‘Not-Yet-Seen’ Potential

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“There is nothing in a caterpillar
that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

~ Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller,
Architect, Systems Theorist, Author,
Designer, Inventor, and Futurist

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Marilyn Monroe: Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer
“No one ever told me
I was pretty when I was a little girl.
All little girls should be told
they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”
~ Marilyn Monroe a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer

Decent is Beautiful

“When I lay my head on the pillow at night,
I can say “I was a decent person today”.
That’s when I feel beautiful.”
~ Drew Blyth Barrymore,
Actress, Author, Screenwriter,
Film Director, Producer, Model
and United Nations Ambassador

Kind Words Echo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
… their echoes are truly endless. ”

~ Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)
Roman Catholic Religious Sister

Use Yours

Use your voice for kindess, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

Use
Your Voice for KINDNESS,
Your Ears for COMPASSION,
Your Hands for CHARITY,
Your Mind for TRUTH, and
Your Heart for LOVE.

Affirmations: Feel the Words

“When reciting affirmations, feel the words in your heart
as you say them and know that what you feel you’ll create.”

~ Peggy McColl
Author

Cures, Fears and Worries

“Seventy percent of all patients who come to physicians
could cure themselves if they got rid of their fears and worries.”

~ Dale Carnegie

Miracles: Everything is Possible

Constructive action works miracles.  Emphasize what can be done, rather than what cannot.  Complaining wastes time and energy.  Things improve when more people build up and fewer tear down.  With God’s help, everything is possible. .”

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