Saturday, July 4, 2009

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others but the urge to serve all others. ~Arthur Ashe
No man was ever great by imitation. ~Samuel Johnson
Until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him. ~Martin Luther

Friday, July 3, 2009

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. ~Helen Keller
Serve the market like it's never been served B4, at a time it needs to be served the most, w/ a product or service that works. ~Lisa Nichols
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you're doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assisi
One must be something, in order to do something. ~Goethe
Before we can care for others, we must learn to love the self. ~Drew Leder
Every life needs a purpose to which it can give the energies of its mind and the enthusiasm of it heart. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away. ~anon
The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won't have time to envy the man above him. ~Henrietta Mears
What inspires you? Like, really, what inspires you enough to take action?
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one's self. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others. ~Horace Mann

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker. ~Leonardo Da Vinci
Whoever is careless w/ the truth in small matters cannot be trusted w/ the important matters. ~Albert Einstein
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be. ~Fanny Brice
Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when I add value to others. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Before you can inspire w/emotion, you must be swamped w/it YRself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow...~Winston Churchill
Victory = success in a struggle or endeavor, achievement of mastery, or against odds or difficulties.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath. ~Aeschylus
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule. ~Albert Einstein

Monday, June 29, 2009

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader. ~Cornelius Tactitus

MLB and 'People' announce 30 community "All-Stars" to be honored at All-Star Game

Major League Baseball and People Magazine announce the 30 winners of the "All-Stars Among Us" campaign, which recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways.

The 30 winners include inspirational stories of the selfless work of individuals who dedicate their time and energy to helping others and improving the lives of those around them. Tune in to the pre-game ceremony at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis on July 14 on FOX. For the rest of the story and information, check out the link below:

MLB and 'People' announce 30 community "All-Stars" to be honored at All-Star Game Official Info

Here's the really cool part, according to the story: One winning "All-Star Among Us" will be featured in PEOPLE the week of the All-Star Game. For the last 35 years, PEOPLE has told stories of everyday 'heroes' whose acts of courage, commitment, strength and compassion are changing the lives of others. The "PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us" campaign extends the PEOPLE "Heroes Among Us" franchise.

Who's your favorite? Check out this link for the list of the 30 -- one from each MLB Club.

Make it a habit to be proactive. ~Stephen R. Covey
More and more, the universe looks like a giant thought rather than a great machine. ~astronomer Sir James Jeans.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

We cannot achieve our wildest dreams by remaining who we are. ~@JohnCMaxwell ( I LOVE THIS QUOTE!)
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be w/o one, be w/o strategy. ~Gen Schwarzkopf
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. - George Washington Carver

Like inspirational stories? Both Golfers and non-Golfers alike will enjoy this Golf Channel Series

If you like to be inspired and you also have a fettish for golf, you may enjoy a series of 20 stories about golf and those who love the game. Here a snipet from the Associated Press article:

The only course inside the confines of a U.S. prison captured the attention of
the Golf Channel, which on Tuesday is highlighting the Prison View Golf Course
in the "Golf in America" series set to air at 9 p.m. CDT.

The 10-episode series, which premiered earlier this month and runs through Aug. 25, chronicles more than 20 inspirational stories about golf and those who love the game. One episode follows soldiers who use golf for physical and mental therapy after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Another is about the rebuilding of a New Orleans golf course after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

"Golf ends up allowing you to enter some really interesting places in the human experience," said Scott Walker, the correspondent who visited the prison for the series. "They are golf stories that transition into life stories."

And the full article is here if you'd like to read further: The Associated Press: Jailhouse links in La. focus of Golf Channel show