Just a Smile

“One smile has the power to…Calm fears.Soften stone walls.Warm a cold heart.Invite a new friend.Mimic a loving hug.Beautify the bearer.Lighten heavy loads.Promote good deeds.Brighten a gloomy day.Comfort a grieving spirit.Offer hope to the forlorn.Send a message of caring.Lift the downtrodden soul.Patch up invisible wounds.Weaken the hold of misery.Act as medicine for suffering.Attract the companionship ofContinue reading “Just a Smile”

Giving Back

“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” ~ Denzel Washington A few more quotes from Denzel: “My faith helps me understandContinue reading “Giving Back”

What Money Can Do

“It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.” ~ Gloria Steinem More from Gloria Steinem –  “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” “If the shoeContinue reading “What Money Can Do”

Powerful Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela More quotes from Nelson Mandela –  “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,Continue reading “Powerful Education”

Imagine Better Things

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imagine better.” ~ J. K. Rowling As you view your world through your window, ask yourself what gladdens your heart? What brings you joy, unbounded child-like joy? Acknowledge it and makeContinue reading “Imagine Better Things”

Changing Yourself

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~ Leo Tolstoy Here are seven steps to try if you’d like to make some positive changes in yourself: See yourself outside yourself. Find the habit associated with the thing you want to change. Practice every day, no matter what. Set realisticContinue reading “Changing Yourself”

Making a Difference

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall This reminds me of the Cherokee legend of the grandfather who tells his grandson about the two wolves who fight within all of our minds. He says, “One wolf is vengeful, angry andContinue reading “Making a Difference”

New Solutions

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”  ~ Albert Einstein In the future we will need to come up with solutions to problems that have never before existed on this planet. We’ll need to keep our minds open and alert. It won’t be easy. Another couple of my favorite Einstein quotes: “UnthinkingContinue reading “New Solutions”