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January
  1. We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed.
      -- Mother Teresa

  2. At some point your heart will tell itself what to do.
      -- Achaan Chah

  3. In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.
      -- Sheldon Kopp

  4. With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
      -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  5. What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.
      -- Pablo Picasso

  6. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
      -- Eleanor Roosevelt

  7. The ocean, king of mountains and the mighty continents
    Are not heavy burdens to bear when compared
    To the burden of not repaying the world's kindness.

      -- The Buddha

  8. I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
      -- Edward Everett Hale

  9. "Well," said Pooh, "what I like best--" and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.
      -- A.A. Milne, from The House at Pooh Corner

  10. In nothing do men more nearly approach the Gods than by doing good to their fellow man.
      -- Cicero

  11. Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most.
      -- Pablo Casals

  12. Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.
      -- Gretta Brooker Palmer

  13. One must never be in haste to end a day. There are too few of them in a lifetime.
      -- Dale Coleman

  14. Advice would be more acceptable if it didn't always conflict with our plans.
      -- Anonymous

  15. Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion.
      -- Leigh Hunt

  16. Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.
      -- Charles Dickens

  17. It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
      -- Ursula K. LeGuin

  18. If you want happiness for an hour take a nap.
    If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing.
    If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune.
    If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
      -- Chinese Proverb

  19. Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
      -- The Dalai Lama

  20. Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
      -- Martin Luther King Jr.

  21. What really matters is what you do with what you have.
      -- Shirley Lord

  22. You teach best what you most need to learn.
      -- Richard Bach, from Illusions

  23. With songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
      -- Isaiah 35:10

  24. Past the seeker as he prayed, came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them . . . he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?" . . . God said, "I did do something. I made you."
      -- Sufi teaching story

  25. We serve best when we hold dearly in mind the goal and purpose rather than our place in the process.

  26. Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world - even if what is published is not true.
      -- Richard Bach, from Illusions

  27. My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.
      -- Faye Wattleton

  28. Only a life lived for others is worth living.
      -- Albert Einstein

  29. When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.
      -- A.A. Milne, from The House at Pooh Corner

  30. A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
      -- Mohammed

  31. Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?
      -- Martin Luther King Jr.


From material collected by Katie O'Briant and Steve Spanoudis

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