“Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.
Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;
Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.”
~ Psalm 103:1-5
Amplified Bible (AMP)
“You’re a song written by the hands of God.”
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)
“You can’t think caterpillar-thoughts and live a butterfly-life. “
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer
“We haven’t lost romance in the digital age, but we may be neglecting it.
In doing so, antiquated art forms are taking on new importance.
The power of a handwritten letter is greater than ever.
It’s personal and deliberate and means more than an e-mail or text ever will.”
~ Ashton Kitcher
Actor, Model, Producer, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist
“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive
to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”
~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller,
Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author
& Founder – Crystal Cathedral
“Be careful what you think because your thoughts run your life!”
~ Lisa Osteen Comes,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church & Author
“Alcohol reacts like sugar in the system, causing inflammation.
Alcohol is also a depressant that can affect your
thoughts, feelings, and actions and provoke anxiety. Steer clear.”
~ Josh Axe
Author, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM),
Clinical Nutritionist & Co-Founder – Ancient Nutrition
“I’m here to say that anybody who has doubts—because everybody has them,
doubts and despair and negative thoughts—it’s always important to realize they’re just thoughts and you can easily just say,
‘Go away, you’re not helping me.’
Failure is just succumbing to all of that and not believing in yourself and taking chances and taking risks.”
~ Marg Helgenberger,
Actress & Philanthropist
“Don’t worry about who’s going to pay for it.
Don’t worry about who’s going to execute it.
Don’t worry about who’s going to stand in agreement with it.
All He asked you to do was write the vision and then, read it.
Remind yourself of what you said. Remind yourself of where you’re going.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker
“Except for the Bible, the two greatest documents ever written are
the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.”
~ Rafael Cruz,
Preacher & Public Speaker