“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce
One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.
The seven-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, “Good morning Alex.” “Good morning Pastor,” replied the young man, still focused on the plaque.
“Pastor McGhee, what is this?” Alex asked. “Well, son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.” Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque. Little Alex’s voice was barely audible when he asked, “Which service, the 9:00 or the 11:00?”
“Anyone can be happy when they get what they want; the challenge is to stay grateful and peaceful even when the world around you feels crazy and dangerous and horrible.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“A ‘No’ is just a ‘Yes’ to another question. We never know how close we are to success. Don’t give up on someone or something too soon. You might just be on the brink – success could be around the next corner.” – Mike Rowe, Greg Taunt
“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” – Helen Keller
“God, in His infinite wisdom, gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.”
“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.” – Billy Graham
“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitudes and actions.” – Harold S. Geneen
“What is a home without children? Quiet.” – Henny Youngman