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Clay Aiken -“I’m Through Accepting Limits ‘cuz Someone Says They’re So.”

It’s important that I make a difference in some way. It’s not necessarily how I make a difference, but I want to make sure that I do.

~ Clay Aiken (born 1978);

American singer, actor, author and humanitarian.

The world is not interested in what we do for a living. What they are interested in is what we have to offer freely – hope, strength, love and the power to make a difference

~ Sasha Azevedo (born 1978);
Entertainer

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 something that I can do.

~ Helen Keller (1880-1968);
Author, Lecturer, Activist

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

~Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995);
Physician, Discovered Eponymous Vaccine For Polio

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

~ Barbara Bush (born 1925);
Wife Of The 41st President Of The United States

We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.

~ Heidi Wills – Author

Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.

~ Larry H. Miller – Businessman, Philanthropist

I’m through accepting limits ‘cuz someone says they’re so. Some things I cannot change, but ’til I try I’ll never know.

~Lyrics from the song Defying Gravity, found in the musical Wicked

~ Stephen Schwartz (born 1948);
Musical Theater Lyricist And Composer

I know that this blog is much like the one on Sunday…

However, I have been in a very reflective mood the last few days and this blog  just seems right.

Do you have a favorite quote about making a difference?  Or maybe a quote about following your heart.  

If so, why not share it with us.  You could add it to your comment.

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Comments

  1. Great Blog!! Thanks for sharing all those great quotes! Good advice in these trying times!

    2 of my Favorites

    "Live the life you love, love the life you live" Bob Marley

    " Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen, either there will be a solid ground to stand on or you will learn to fly."

    I believe this one is from a Mitch Ablum book- not 100% sure! It makes "on my way here" play in my head though 🙂

  2. I always say "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." Don't know where that quote is from. But, lately I've needed to say that to myself quite a bit.
    So proud of Clay and the difference he has made. Cannot wait to find out what is next for him. Whatever it is, I hope it brings him much joy.

  3. I have no favorite quotes to share, but I appreciate the ones you have posted. Today I am wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. I encourage my friends to have a mammogram. The one I had 8 years ago saved my life.

  4. Thanks for a wonderful blog today, musicfan. Clay has the ability to continue to make a difference in our world. Can't wait to see his future plans play out.

  5. This Blog is very inspiring, Musicfan – thank you for sharing – gives us many good thoughts. I will
    share what I have as my siggy on the OFC – "It's not how much you are loved – but how much you love." It's sort of another way to say all of the above!!! Thanks again for the inspiration! 🙂

  6. Thanks so much for the quotes. I love reading inspirational ones. One that I like is by Albert Schweitzer-The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.
    Clay continues to make a positive difference in this world. I admire him very much for his service to help this world.

  7. thanks for the quotes and pictures my fav quote is lets makemost of out time as long as were here singer clay aiken

  8. This is my favorite saying: "Life is short and we have not too much time for gladdening the hearts of those traveling the dark way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Take care to be kind!" Henri Amiel

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  9. Clay really shines when hes helping others. My fav sayings are NO ONE CAN HELP EVERYONE BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE>andWHAT YOU DO FOR THE LEAST OF THESE YOU DO FOR ME. I think Clay is like Mother Theresa and The Dalai Llama.Maybe we should call him Father Clay when he gets old.

  10. Waking up each morning and saying , How can I make a positive difference in someone's life today. Saying hi to a stranger, smiling instead of frowning , Thanking someone for a small gesture.

    Clay is notorious for lifting all those around him up, He is a teacher first in all he does, and I will never stop learning from him. Thank you Clay for your gift of joy each and every day.

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