When Somebody Does Something Good, Applaud...

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January 31

On this day in 1974, Sam Goldwyn died. He had been one of America’s most notable and quotable movie producers. As a young immigrant to America, Sam had searched for a close translation to his Polish name, and he chose “Goldfish.” But, he later changed his name to Goldwyn and became a Hollywood legend.

Goldwyn is the man said, “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper its written on.” He’s also responsible for such malapropisms as “include me out,” and “I’ll tell you in two words, im-possible.” But Sam hit the jackpot with this advice: He said, “When someone does something good, applaud. You’ll make two people happy.” Bravo!

On the Art of Encouragement…

“Never cease to be convinced that life might be better…your own and others.”
André Gide

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”
Charles M. Schwab

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates wisdom. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao-Tzu

Today’s Bible Verse

“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASB

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