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"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

Helen Keller, American author and educator (1880-1968)

 

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough."

Richard M. DeVos

 

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We have so much to be thankful for. Look for positive news and ways to enjoy life and build up America - not tear it down with negative, pessimistic attacks. Enjoy life and help others!

 

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Thesaurus.com - Optimism | Quotes: Optimism & Pessimism
Positiveness, anticipation, assurance, brightness, buoyancy, calmness, certainty, cheer, cheerfulness, confidence, easiness, elation, encouragement, enthusiasm, exhilaration, expectation, good cheer, happiness, hopefulness, idealism, mysticism, Pollyannaism, positivism, rose-colored glasses, sanguineness, sureness, trust

Source: Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1)

 

PERSEVERANCE!

Sometimes life seems hard and you may get frustrated by not seeing results for your hard work.
Here are some encouraging resources that might help:

Facing the Giants is a great story about not giving up. Here are a couple of clips.  Don’t Quit!   |   Prepare for Rain

Paul Potts shocks everyone as he fulfills his life dream on Britain’s Got Talent

Olympic video with great lyrics by Journey called What It Takes To Win

Olympic Runner Derek Redmond finishes the race after injury with help from his father

Nick Vujicic travels the world sharing his story about enjoying life even though he was born without arms or legs

 

Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people

(6/28/2006) Read this Inspirational story about Staff Sgt. Christian Bagge fulfilling his dream to run with President Bush after having his legs amputated. "He ran the president into the ground, I might add," Bush said, as the two gripped hands in an emotional, lengthy shake. "But I'm proud of you. I'm proud of your strength, proud of your character." <More...

 


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KindnessBug.com is a website promoting fun acts of kindness

 

"The idea of the Kindness Bug was to take a cute and simple bug and make it into something unique. I wanted to see how many lives could be touched by one little bug. It would not necessarily be the bug that made it special, but the meaning and purpose of the Kindness Bug. Its meaning; to promote kindness each time it is given away, and to be given away as much as possible. I hope the Kindness Bug brings many special moments to all the receivers and givers as well." 

Brenda Thompson, Artist and Founder


Here is a great example of someone using their time and resources to help others.

Fertile Ground is a non-profit organization founded by Darnell Self and Michael Humes. Fertile Ground was established to allow others to experience the power of giving....for true abundance comes from giving back!

 

For many years they have been contributing their time, money, and knowledge throughout North America and abroad. As they have travelled around the world many people have expressed an interest in wanting to help others. By making a donation to Fertile Ground, you are helping to impact lives across the world.

 

Darnell & Michael have also helped to feed, clothe, educate and empower the homeless for many years. They have provided school supplies for children in local communities as well as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Together with your support we are able to provide so much more. No donation is too small or too large. Together, we can all impact the world. Make a giving decision with an organization you can trust!