“The best antidote I know for worry is work.
The best cure for weariness
is the challenge of helping someone
who is even more tired.
One of the great ironies of life is this:
He or she who serves
almost always benefits more
than he or she who is served.”
~ Gordon B. Hinckley more
“Don’t become preoccupied with
your child’s academic ability.
Teach them to sit with those sitting alone.
Teach them to be kind.
Teach them to offer help.
Teach them to be a friend to the lonely.
Teach them to encourage others.
Teach them to think about other people.
Teach them to share.
Teach them to look for the good.
This is how they will change the world.”
~ Author Unknown
“To give real service,
you must add something which cannot be bought
or measured with money.”
~ Mokshagundam Visvesvaray
“The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.
The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become.
The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become.
The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.”
~ William Arthur Ward
“May I be the doctor and the medicine
And may I be the nurse
For all sick beings in the world
Until everyone is healed.
May a rain of food and drink descend
To clear away the pain of thirst and hunger
And during the aeon of famine
May I myself change into food and drink.
May I become an inexhaustible treasure
For those who are poor and destitute;
May I turn into all things they could need
And may these be placed close beside them….
May I be protector for those without one,
A guide for all travelers on the way;
May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship
For all who wish to cross the water.
May I be an island for those who seek one,
And a lamp for those desiring light,
May I be a bed for all who wish to rest,
And a servant for those needing serivce.”
~ Shantideva more
“If you do a good job for others,
you heal yourself at the same time,
because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure.
It transcends all barriers.”
~ Ed Sullivan more
“In a gentle way,
you can shake the world.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi