Pass It On®

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.

JONATHAN CARROLL

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Mavis from Accra OCTOBER 23, 2013
This is to motivate all friends who r a source of inspiration to others to continue doing the gud work. Know that it's being appreciated.

nikky from lagos OCTOBER 19, 2013
This is really inspiring!


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Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. —Brian Tracy
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. —Emily Post
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. —John R. Wooden
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. —Richard David Bach
You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world and you will be something. “I cannot,” never accomplished anything; "I will try,” has wrought wonders. —J. Hawes
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. —Eden Ahbez
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. —Maya Angelou
Genuine tolerance does not mean ignoring differences as if differences made no difference. Genuine tolerance means engaging differences within a bond of civility and respect. —Richard John Neuhaus
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal. —A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.  —Emily Dickinson
Don't count the days. Make the days count. —Muhammad Ali
There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between. —Pat Riley
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. —Henry van Dyke
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. —Jack Layton
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. —William Jennings Bryan

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