As we wrap up 2017, our team is counting our blessings. Thank you for your continued support and interest in the work we do, and your commitment to being stronger leaders and building stronger organizations that serve others. We are very grateful for the opportunity to know you, support you, and correspond with you on your own journey to success. We have collected this series of quotes to leave you with some inspiration (and a smile) as we look toward the promise of a new year.
"What do we live for, for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"
"If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers."
"Your luck is how you treat people." -Bridget O'Donnel
"Giving whether it be of time, labor, affection, advice, gifts, or whatever, is one of life's greatest pleasures."
"Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving."
"One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family."
-Jonathan Safran Foer
"The family is a haven in a heartless world."
"Family makes you who you are and aren't."
"I said to my mother-in-law, "My house is your house." She said, "Get the hell off my property!"
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."
"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
"Happiness is not a goal, it is a
"If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of."
-Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
"Do not get obsolete like an old technology, keep innovating yourself."
- Sukant Ratnakar, Open the Windows
"The mind is just like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand."
"Everyone you meet knows something you don't know, but need to know. Learn from them."
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others this is possible."
-Cadet Maxim, U.S. Military Academy of West Point
On New Beginnings:
"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
"Every sunset is the opportunity to reset."
"Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there's a big disappointment, we don't know if that's the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don't know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don't know."
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
"May all of your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!"
Wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday season!