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Inspirational Quotes

“Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz



“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King, Jr.



“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw



“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela



“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison



“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer



“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt



“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” ~C.C. Scott



“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt



“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” -Amelia Earhart



“Although the world is full of suffering, it’s full also of the overcoming it.” -Helen Keller



“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mohandas Gandhi



“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through…” – Maya Angelou


When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. – Paulo Coelho


To live through the Soul is the highest calling. ~ Caroline Myss


Forgiveness means letting go of a hurtful situation and moving on with your own happiness. ~ Amanda Ford



The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. ~ J.P. Morgan



Keys of Truth – Growth is potential unlocked – Sheryl Silbaugh


Change is like rain, it begins with a single drop, and one small action linked to another becomes a torrential downpour until you have shifted into a new you – Sheryl Silbaugh



April showers – raindrops bouncing off the windowsill, joined together in a delightful dance of community that brings the beauty of spring flowers into our lives – Sheryl Silbaugh



“There are no problems to be solved – just more truth to be revealed”  Jeffrey Van Dyk


“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” -Amelia Earhart

A single act of kindness can be as small as a smile – the kind the lights up the window to your soul, deep felt inside you. I read once that a person had been on their way to commit suicide because they felt that life wasn’t worth living any longer. On the way someone smiled at them like that and they felt it deep within their soul and went back home. The person who smiled never knew that they saved a life that day, but they did.

If we look around our world we see so many problems, with people struggling to put food on the table, make the rent/mortgage payment, worried about losing their job and their families, and the stress seems unbearable. The problems are so large, and they are so intertwined that we can’t even see where we could start to help, or we feel that the help is too small and wouldn’t make any difference. We worry that we might start something that has unintended consequences, and so we “cross the street” so as not to see it, and continue with our lives doing nothing.

But look that what Amelia says – a single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and those roots spring up to make new trees. You may not know what to do, but any act of kindness can be life saving. That person who received the smile may have went back home to a spouse and children, who would have been left without the bread winner. That smile could have caused him to try one more time to get hired on at the local store, and this time they said yes. That smile could have caused him to get counseling and save his marriage. That smile could have made it possible for his daughter to go to college, and become the scientist that created the cure for a disease that kills thousands.

Her quote is like the butterfly that flaps his wings in Brazil and changes the climate in America. You just don’t see the roots that spring out from one act of kindness and the tress that grow from that. What I do know is that most of the wonderful inventions, creations and programs that help all of us, come from someone who experienced hardship in their life and stood up and said “no more”. No one should have to experience this, and so they stand up and make the difference.

Your “smile” whatever that is, could be the one thing that shifts the balance and it can make a difference. So instead of “crossing the street” today, see if there is one thing that you can do, because that one thing will spread roots across the world and shift the balance.

So like Johnny Appleseed, plant some trees and don’t worry about how small the seed is. There are still apple trees across America that were planted by Johnny, and he didn’t need to look back to see the fruits of his labor, because he believed that God would make each and every seed sprout and spread roots and grow strong.