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Celebrating our community
“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that 'she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow'.”
“It was the best of times. . .”
“Being the richest man the in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. . . Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful. . . that’s what matters to me.”
"Men and women make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my privilege — my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; …
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
During November, I like to remind our readers about this very special month of giving. We celebrate Thanksgiving, a time for friends and family to gather and give thanks for so many blessings. We are so fortunate to live in a community where so much good is happening for the benefit of all.
“Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.”
“Some people think they are in community, but they are only in proximity. True community requires commitment and openness. It is a willingness to extend yourself to encounter and know the other.”
Federal lawmakers are heading into an intense period of political and policy debate regarding the budget, deficit reduction and tax reform. There is growing concern that elected officials are seriously considering unraveling a 100-year-old American tradition that encourages charitable giving…
“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. A leader inspires the power and energy to get it done.”
“A generation that acquires knowledge without ever understanding how that knowledge can benefit the community is a generation that is not learning what it means to be citizens in a democracy.”
“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”
“Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behavior are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain.”
“One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.”
“Help one another; there’s no time like the present and no present like the time.”
Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower,
"Giving should be entered into in just the same careful way as investing. . .Giving is investing."
“In the quiet hours when we are alone and there is nobody to tell us what fine fellows we are, we come sometimes upon a moment in which we wonder, not how much money we are earning, nor how famous we have become, but what good we are doing.”
“Community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
“Because it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen.”
“. . .If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”
"Take your dreams and turn them into a goal, push through the obstacles, persist, and achieve what you are dreaming of."
"The way to make a true friend is to be one.
"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing."
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves."
"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up."
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."
"In this troubled world, it's refreshing to find someone who still has the time to be kind. Someone who still has the faith to believe that the more you give, the more you receive. Someone who's ready by thought, word, or deed to reach out a hand, in the hour of need."
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."
"Amazing friends; summer nights;
"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels."
"I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought."
"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order." - Alfred North Whitehead
"The best moments usually occur when a person's body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile."
"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen."
"Do your givin' while you're livin' ... then you'll be knowin' where it's goin'." - Ann Landers
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" - Dr. Robert Schuller
"The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation." - Miriam Beard
"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
"My father used to say, 'You can spend a lot of time making money. The tough time comes when you have to give it away properly.' How to give something back, that's the tough part in life." -- Lee Iacocca
"A leader’s job is to engineer the types of conversations that produce epiphanies."
"One of the forms of energy is money - money that you can give away, money with which you can empower others, money that you can use to make the world a better place, money to set your free."
"The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life."
"Wherever we are, it is but a stage on the way to somewhere else, and whatever we do, however well we do it, it is only a preparation to do something else that shall be different."
"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."
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