When a person flatters you with praises, be grateful and give him or her a pulpit.
The power of gratitude is a powerful response; it is the soul's most humble virtue.
The most difficult thing for man to do is to count his blessings and to show gratitude to God in the face of difficulties and uncertainties.
Never perform a good deed for a man if you expect immediate gratitude; chances are, you will be greatly disappointed.
A down-beaten man approached me which immediately prompted me to offer him a fist full of coins. To my chagrin, the man steadied himself, faced me, and with guarded and pointed words cautiously replied: "Sir, please keep your money. Today, a few kind words would have filled my worn soul quite well, and my heart would have been grateful to know that I am valued."
Three men each wished for a loaf of bread. The rich man demanded a full loaf and nothing less. The middle-class man claimed that a half-loaf would satisfy him. The third man, an impoverished worker said: "I'd be grateful for whatever I am given, even the crumbs."
People should be like an old oak tree. When a strong and fierce wind blows against the body, bend a little, and afterward, straighten up even taller.
It's not the materialistic stuff that you leave your love ones that matter the most. Rather, it is the good stuff within you that that you leave for others.
BLESSINGS, CHARITABLE, CHRISTIANITY/RELIGION, DEATH, EXCUSES, FRIENDSHIP, GRATITUDE, HAPPINESS, HOPE, LIFE, LOVE, WISDOM, DIVERSE (More than 300 creative/humorous statements/28 pages).