“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 of angels. Fulfill the human need for recognition. Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
Another quote from Richelle:
“Perhaps, if you weren’t so busy regarding my shortcomings, you’d find that I do possess redeeming qualities, discreet as they may be.”
Richelle E. Goodrich is an American author and poet.
“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 understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.”
“If I am a cup maker, I’m interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.”
“What it taught me was forgiveness. It taught me that when people present themselves in a certain way, there’s probably some back story or issue or reason for the way that they are. It’s not you. It’s them. And a lot of times, its about something that’s completely out of their control.”
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards.
“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 shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot?”
Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine, and a co-founder of Ms. magazine.
“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, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope the achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
– Woodrow Wilson
More Woodrow Wilson quotes:
“ If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”
“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.”
“Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.”
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924) was the 28th president of the United States. He was a scholar and statesman best remembered for his his high-minded idealism.
“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 make it a strong part of your ‘best self’ so that you can call on that part of you when you or someone else needs your magic. From the article “We Already Have What We Need” by Georgina Cannon in Medium.com’s Thrive Global. The full article can be found here – https://medium.com/thrive-global/we-already-have-what-we-need-e63ed94a989
Joanne Rowling (1965 – ), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. She is the author of the beloved “Harry Potter” series.