DO YOUR PART

is doing all that you can to help make the world a better place.

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“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good. ”

Minor Myers Jr. (1942-2003);
Author, Scholar, Composer

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

Jack Layton (1950-2011);
Canadian politician

“Acknowledging a person for the good that they do is good, but not as good as committing to do that same good yourself.”

Melanie E. Burgos

“We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world with a finer spirit of hope and achievement- and we impoverish ourselves if we forget the errand.”

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924);
28th U.S. President

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.”

Anne Lamott author, political activist

“Happiness is always a by-product. You don't make yourself happy by chasing happiness. You make yourself happy by being a good person.”

Unknown

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ”

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970);
motivational author

“There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.”

Fredrick Faber (1814-1863);
Theologian and hymn composer

“If you are not going to move the whole dung heap, don't push in your stick because it is only going to make a stench.”

Louise Adam (1868-1961);
Suffragette

“Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations. ”

Charles Richter (1900-1985);
American seismologist and physicist; creator of the Richter Magnitude Scale

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”

John Adams (1735-1826);
2nd U.S. President

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world...”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948);
Indian political and spiritual leader

“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832);
philosopher, scientist, author

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”

Joseph Addison (1672-1719);
English essayist, poet, playwright and politician.

“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.”

Jim Henson (1936-1990);
American puppeteer

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Throughout my high school years there was an area called the outdoor classroom. When I graduated, the teacher that took care of the area had to have back surgery. Not thinking twice I told her that I would take care of the area for that summer. She insisted on paying me, but I wouldn't take her money. I have been…

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Sharing Epiphany

We were traveling in a taxi in Bombay... the traffic light was taking long and the heat was getting to us all. The windows were rolled down and sweat was being mopped from foreheads. My daughter sat on my lap patiently. A man selling oranges appeared on the left side of us. He begged that we purchase something before the…

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Making a difference

Do you ever think about the less-fortunate people than you? Every Christmas there are kids that are just hoping to get clothing for Christmas. This Christmas, my family, including me, bought fruit baskets and non - parishable food items to 3 families that didn't live as well as we do. When we showed up at their door,you could just see…

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Embrace yourself

I was on line after Sandy in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY trying to get to Manhattan . There was a hundred people in front of me, some of them tired, cold, angry and very frustrated with the situation in the middle of that no So such good thing after 2 hours to can get into a bus. A a…

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Doing the right thing!

As we drove up to our grandchildren's home, we saw our three teenage grandchildren and one of their friends emptying the back of their truck. They were discarding stinky garbage from the back of the truck into their garbage can. "Can you believe it, someone just threw a huge sack of garbage into our neighbor's yard. It was spread everywhere.…

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Changing the world one good deed at a time...

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Everyday Hero: Jenine

Flower

Mom, I am very grateful for everything you do. Thank you for always cleaning our messes and doing everything for us! You always support us and are always there for us. You make all of us smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Everyday Hero: Louis

My hero is my dad. He went out every day to serve our county. My dad is 90 yrs old now. He served in WWII, Korean and the Vietnam Controversy, but always found time to spend quality time with his family. (1 son, 8 daughters, 26 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren) I love you dad.

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Everyday Hero: Christopher

My youngest child is my hero. In high school he completed 4 years of NJROTC. His junior year he enlisted in the US Navy. May of 2010 he graduated high school. June of 2010 he turned 18. August of 2010 he left for boot camp. He has people constantly approaching him and saying thank you. His response is, "I haven't…

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Em meu país existe muito descaso político de ambas as partes: do povo e dos políticos. Mas temos que fazer nossa parte para melhorar o mundo. In my country there is much political neglect of both parties: the people and the politicians. But we have to do our part to improve the world.
Anderson 9 months ago from Colatina, ES - Brasil

My school shows videos from www.values.com. Today we saw the "do your part" video. It really helps with my problems. I'm 10 years old and I'm Claudia Winter Solis.
Claudia about 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

What a nice thing to get started! I've often wondered what COULD happen if the media, including movies, TV, etc., just practiced recognizing good old fashioned morality??? I wonder if a year of this kind of good stuff would make a change in turning around the ugly moral conduct we practice today?? Maybe our young people would really learn some good stuff to live by. I'll keep praying and do what I can. Many Thanks for your efforts. Blessings!
JRP about 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

Thank you for helping with things that everyday people like you and me struggle with.
carolyn M. over 3 years ago from Eaton Rapids MI

I love that this non-profit organization exists! I wish I would have had the smarts to do a similar organization. Are there any local volunteer or work opportunities in the Dallas, TX area? I am a strong believer that a smile and a positive attitude will make a difference. I wish we could reward people for their acts of kindness so that they could continue to pass it on as well.
Jessica E. almost 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

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