"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
~W. Somerset Maugham
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting."
~William Arthur Ward
"Go the extra mile. It's never crowded."
~Executive Speechwriter Newsletter
"When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in."
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
"Every problem is just an opportunity waiting to be made use of."
"I've been trying to find the word that says what I need to be in life. 'Brave' is the only word. It's the only thing that I ask myself to be."
"I don't even think you know how great you really are. I believe in you."
"Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things."
"There's a reason why today is called the present. It is a gift you have been given to live another day and enjoy everything around you because no one is guaranteed a tomorrow."
"I don't believe make-up and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience."
"Listening can heal wounds."
"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness."
"I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with a light of love."
~Alabama, "Angels Among Us"
"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming."
"We are troubled, but we have hope and tremendous promise."
"The greatest possession we have costs nothing; it's known as love."
"There's something in a simple hug that always warms the heart. It welcomes us back home and makes it easier to part. A hug's a way to share the joy, and the sad times we go through, or just a way for friends to say they like you because you're you. Hugs are meant for anyone for whom we really care. From your Grandma to your neighbor, or a cuddly teddy bear. A hug is an amazing thing--it's just the perfect way to show the love we're feeling but can't find the words to say. It's funny how a little hug makes everyone feel good; in every place and language, it's always understood. And hugs don't need new equipment, special batteries or parts--just open up your arms and open up your heart."