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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, April 29, 2016

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.

Thich Nhat Hanh - Buddhist Monk, Author, Poet, and Peace Activist

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.

Richard Koch - Author

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley - Author and Speaker

Monday, April 25, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Grenville Kleiser - 1868-1935, Author

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Inspirations - Monday, April 25, 2016

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

Joan Lunden - Journalist, Author, and Television Host

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, April 22, 2016

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.

Gillian Anderson - Actress

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, April 21, 2016

The biggest barrier to learning
may not be the inability to learn,
but the tendency to sometimes
believe or act as though we already know everything.

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie, Former Emperor of Ethiopia.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968
Baptist minister, Activist, Humanitarian
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Civil Rights Leader

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Inspirations - Monday, April 18, 2016

Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.

Colin Powell
Son of Jamaican Immigrants
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1st African-American Secretary of State

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, March 15, 2016

Do NOT fear alone time.
Do NOT dwell on the past.
Do NOT feel the world owes you.
Do NOT expect immediate results.
Do NOT worry about pleasing everyone.
Do NOT waste time feeling sorry for yourself.
Do NOT not waste time with things that you can not control.
Do NOT let others influence your emotions.
Do NOT resent other peoples’ success.
Do NOT shy away from your responsibilities.
Do NOT give up after the first failure.
Do NOT fear taking calculated risks.

Thank you to Emmanuel Lawrence for bringing this one to our attention

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, April 14, 2016

Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.

Mohandas Gandhi
Preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Inspirations - Wed., April 13, 2016

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde, poet and activist

Monday, April 11, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does -- that makes you a winner right there.

Venus Williams, Olympic gold medalist in tennis

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Inspirations - Monday, April 11, 2016

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Zora Neale Hurston

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, April 8, 2016

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything... that smacks of discrimination or slander.

Mary McLeod Bethune
Educator, Stateswoman, Philanthropist, Humanitarian,
Civil Rights Activist

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, April 7, 2016

Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.

Carol Moseley-Braun
Politician and Lawyer

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

If you write, continue to write.  If you speak, continue to speak.  Whatever your passion, do it even when you think no one is looking, listening, or caring.  Fulfilling YOUR commitment to YOU strengthens your resolve.  Becoming your best illuminates the path others may follow.

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant

Monday, April 4, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?
Faith is taking the first step even when
you don't see the whole staircase.
Our lives begin to end the day we become
silent about things that matter.
I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

A few quotes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Inspirations - Monday, April 4,2016

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Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for rights. And so just as I said, we aren't going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around. We aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.

From the speech "I've been to the mountaintop" by
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee