Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Easter is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.

~ Anon

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Move Closer To Your Goals...Natalie Ledwell

Find a quiet spot and sit comfortably and close your eyes, and ask: 'What do I need to do to move closer to my goals? What is my next step? What action should I take?'" 

--Natalie Ledwell, Co-founder of the San Diego-based personal development company Mind Movies

Friday, March 29, 2013

True Public Servants Sacrifice...Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

You have to learn to work with people to get things done. That requires sacrifice, humility and understanding. True public servants sacrifice; people see the outward glory but they don’t know your story.”

--Stephanie Rawlings Blake, Mayor of Baltimore (2010-- )

Thursday, March 28, 2013

You Can't Scare Me...Hoda Kotb

"Five years ago I was diagnosed and had breast cancer surgery and I was scared.  I was in the weeds like a lot of people. I thought about curling up in a fetal position. You don't know any way out. But, I think if you come through anything...divorce or something bad...if you are still standing, even if you are teetering, you get four words:  'You Can't Scare Me'"!

--Hoda Kotb, Journalist and Author

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Your actions and inaction are indications of your character and values. Remember that you are a reflection of your parents, community, and those who will call you "ancestor".  --Nona

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Get wisdom and insight! Do not forget or ignore what I say. Do not abandon wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will keep you safe.

 --Proverbs 4:5-6 Good News Translation

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Have Something Good To Say...Sonia Sotomayor

We are all limited, highly imperfect beings, worthy in some dimensions, deficient in others. ... We would do well to look first to what is good in each of us.

--Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and Author of My Beloved World

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Importance Of Imagination...Gloria Steinem

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

— Gloria Steinem, American Journalist and Political Activist

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Integrity...Eudora Welty

“Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied”

--Eudora Welty

Monday, March 18, 2013

Feel Like Giving Up?...Geraldine Ferraro

"If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up?"

--Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman (D-NY) 1979-1985, First Female Candidate For Vice President, 1984

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Do You Know Your Assignment?...Renita Weems

A sermon is only as great as it moves listeners to do something. To be-come different. To act differently in the world.  To change — self and the world. Great sermons leave you with an assignment. 

--Renita Weems, Biblical Scholar, Academic Administrator, Author, and Ordained Minister

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fearless...Valorie Burton

I've never been fearless. But I talk back to my fear. I tell it to shut up. I tell it what I'm going to do - not vice versa!

--Valorie Burton

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Never Throw Out Anyone...Audrey Hepburn

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."

--Audrey Hepburn, actress and philanthopist

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Golden Rule Revisited...Princess Diana

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

— Princess Diana of Wales, wife of Prince Charles

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

You Are Always Preparing Yourself...Marcelite Harris

Always know that you are always preparing yourself.  You’re living your future and preparing for the future yet to come. 

--Marcelite J. Harris, Major General, U.S. Airforce-Retired

Source: Ronda Rancha Penrice, "5 Standout Quotes From The Black Enterprise Women of Legacy Awards"

Monday, March 11, 2013

How To Make Life Work: Be Present...Cindy Crawford

“My goal in life is not be happy everyday cause to me, that’s fake. My goal in life is just to be present.”  

--Cindy Crawford, Model and Actress

Source: Good Morning America, Supermodel sits down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of "Oprah's Master Class." Original footage from Oprah's Master Class on

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Okay To Be Emotional Sometimes...Denise Hopkins

Powerful emotions accompany our movement in and out of the seasons of life. American society has traditionally urged us to curb any excess of emotion, either positive or negative. “Poker face” and keep a stiff upper lip” used to be words to live by; women in particular suffered from stereotypes of being too “emotional”. But things are changing.

--Denise Dombkowski Hopkins, Professor of Old Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary and Author of Journey Through The Psalms

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Size of Your Dreams...Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” 

--Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 24th President of Liberia

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Have No Fear!...@TraceyEEdmonds

Have NO FEAR & be steadfast in a life of honesty & integrity. Enemies of our TRUTH will cower & TRUTH will reign supreme.

--Tracey Edmonds, Entrepreneur

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Success Effect...Barbara Walters

"Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna--or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out."

--Barbara Walters, Executive Producer and Co-host of "The View" on ABC, First Female Co-Anchor of ABC Evening News

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Most Fulfilling Life...Andrea Pennington

A life that allows the fullest expression of your spirit is the most fulfilling life possible.  Exploring, expressing, and realizing your true self is the purpose of life and an integral part of the experience of wellness.

--Andrea Pennington, M.D., C.Ac., Author, "The Pennington Plan, 5 Simple Steps For Achieving Vibrant Health, Emotional Well-Being, and Spiritual Growth"

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Strength For The Moments That Count...Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”

--Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Pioneer of the Women's Suffrage and Rights Movement, Author of The Women's Bible, published in 1895

Also see, Women's Rights for more information on Mrs. Stanton

Saturday, March 2, 2013

How To Handle Rejection...Karen Miller

“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.” ― Karen E. Quinones Miller

Friday, March 1, 2013

Real Friends...B. Smith

"As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends...and more important to have real ones." 

--B. Smith, Restaurateur, Author, Lifestyle Expert, Entrepreneur, Talk Show Host and Former Fashion Model

Check out
B. Smith and 'Thank You, Dan' Show"