A Dad’s Wish Fulfilled

“I have fulfilled my father’s wish to be a teacher as, through my music, I teach generations of people about my culture and the happiness that is found in just living life. As a performer, I want people to feel their hearts sing and their spirits soar.”
~ Celia Cruz,
a.k.a. Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso
Singer-Performer (1950-2003), 80+ Albums & Songs Recorded, Gold Records (23X), Latin Grammy Awards (4X), Grammy Awards (5X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1987), Guinness World Record Book (1987 Carnaval Tenerife – Islas Canarias, Spain), Yale University Honorary Doctorate of Music (1989), Celia Cruz Way Street Dedication (1990 Miami, FL, Calle Ocho Walk of Fame Star (1991), Golden Eagle Lifetime Achievement Award in Music (1991 Hollywood, CA), Hispanic Women Achievers Award (1992),
Desi Awards Favorite Film Actress (1992 Hollywood, CA), Encuentro Lifetime Achievement Award (1992 Washington D.C.), La MUSA de Oro Life Time Achievement Award (1994 Caracas, Venezuela), Billboards Latin Music Hall of Fame Award (1994), University of Panama Life Time Achievement Award (1994), Walk of Fame Star Amador Bendayan (1995 Caracas, Venezuela), Costa Rica’s Walk of Fame Star (1997), Galeria Walk of Fane Star (1997 Mexico City, Mexico), Hispanic Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award (1998 Washington, DC)
University of Miami Honorary Doctorate in Music (1999), International Latin Music Hall of Fame (1999)
New York’s Central Park Summer Stage (2002), Calle Celia Cruz Street Dedication (2004 Tenerife, Spain), Celia Cruz Way Street Dedication (2004 Union City, New Jersey), Guinness World Record Book Longest Working Career as Salsa Artist (2005), Celia Cruz Square Dedication (2005 Hollywood, CA) & United States Postal Service Commemorative Postage Stamp (2011)
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Happy Attitudes

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.
Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author & Minister

The Sower of Dreams

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.
Believe in yourself, and believe that there is a loving Source –
a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
Author

Half Our Time Wishing

“Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things
we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.”
~ Alexander Humphreys Woollcott,
Drama Critic, Essayist, Playwright, Editor, Actor, Raconteur & Radio Personality

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)

Less Than 100% Perfect

“I wish there were two of me and 48-hour days
so I could get everything done.
But for me, I have to not try and think that everything
has to be 100% perfect all the time
and leave room for error.
As long as my kids feel loved and a priority,
everything really is secondary.”
~ Jessica Alba,
Actress, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Nothing in My Life That’s So UGH

“I don’t regret what I’ve been through.
I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows.
I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’
It’s part of who I am. There’s nothing in my life that’s so ugh.”
~ Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Actress, Author, Fashion Designer,
Dancer, Producer & Singer

Wish, Hope & Work It

Estée Lauder with a customer.
Estée Lauder with a customer.
~ Image via Wikipedia Commons
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it,
but by working for it.”
~ Estée Lauder,
Businesswoman, Co-Founder of Estée Lauder Companies
Presidential Medal of Freedom Award,
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988,
Time Magazine’s 1998 List of the 20 Most Influential Business Geniuses of the 20th Century

Observation & Reflection

Calude Monet, Artist
“It’s on the strength of observation and reflection
that one finds a way.
So we must dig and delve unceasingly.”
~ Oscar-Claude Monet,
Founder of French Impressionist Painting
& Impressionist Painter

The Universe is Listening

"For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own."
Image courtesy of giphy.com
“What if every word you said were a wish to the universe?
Would you still say the same things that you did yesterday? Y
our thoughts and words echo throughout the universe.
Make sure to, only, put out ones that you want back.”
~ Doe Zantamata,
Author & Blogger

Wishing Joy

“When you wish someone joy,
you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…
all the good things.”
~ Maya Angelou,
Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer,
Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright,
Film Director, Author, Actress, and Professor

Ready to Receive

“There is a difference between wishing for a thing
and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing
until he believes he can acquire it.”
~ Napoleon Hill,
Author

Turn Your Wishes into Goals

"Goals that are not written down are just wishes."

“Goals that are not WRITTEN DOWN are just Wishes.”

~ Unknown Author

 

Meaning: Goals that are not written down are wishes with limited power for becoming a reality.