Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
As Flora Edwards said, "In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."
What's more important than making a meaningful connection with another?
It's not about being a people-pleaser, it's about shining our light and openly sharing our gifts. Mother Teresa explained, "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
Life is give and take, but with a generous and appreciative heart that's all good. As Winston Churchill put it, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
No one is ever respected for what she receives. A person is only honored for what she gives. As 19th century historian Charles Kendall Adams noted, "No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." Continues...