"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
— Maya Angelou
Some people make you feel as though the sky is the limit!
How do you make people feel?
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
― Mark Twain
Buy 'em an ice cream. and then eat one yourself...
We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
He chastens and hastens his will to make known
The wicked oppressing cease now from distressing
Sing praises to his name, he forgets not his own
“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
― Jodi Picoult
“The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
― Abigail Van Buren
Are you kind to those who are weak, needy, lost and in need of hope or only to those who can do something for you? Do you take your frustrations out on those who cannot fight back because you know they are not a threat?
Here's the good news: We are not born with character; character can be learned.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
― Mark Twain
Are you standing out or blending in?
Are you standing for something or falling for anything?
“The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.”
― Shel Silverstein
Sometimes we really don't like to be "in the light," for the light reveals all flaws. Whether it's physical or spiritual, it's easier to linger in the shadows rather than come out into the light and have everything, good and bad, exposed for all to see. But light is what we should all strive for, because light is truth,
whether we like it or not.
And without truth, nothing else matters.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
― Ronald Reagan
"When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”
― Theodore Roosevelt
Sometimes it seems as if the only thing we can do is to hold our position, be still, rest in the moment...hold on! It's not pleasant but it's necessary.