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Like A Team - A Christian Resource for Teamwork Development

The Art of Helping Other People

art-of-helping-other-peopleHave you helped someone today?  Have you encouraged another person this week?  Helping other people is an art.  Here are some quotes to consider as you think about your involvement in the lives of others.


Manners…don’t forget, are kindness. You must always be kind. - Melissa Hellstern, author

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. - Maya Angelou, poet

My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference. - President Jimmy Carter

In a career playing heroes, I learned a little about the real thing. A hero stands up—for himself, for herself, but most importantly for others. - Kevin Sorbo, actor

When in doubt, err on the side of generosity. - Ping Fu, software CEO

Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life. - Todd Stocker, author

This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. - Andre Agassi, tennis champion

Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare. - Mike McIntyre, author

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others? - Unknown

Today, give yourself permission to be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, improbably generous. - Sasha Dicter, philanthropist and speaker

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. - Maya Angelou, author and poet

Here’s where the real power of generosity comes in. Often, the more we give, the more we receive. - Debbie Macomber, best-selling author

Practicing an attitude of gratitude spills over to acts of generosity. - Debbie Macomber, best-selling author

God gives us abundant material blessing so that we can give it away, and give it generously. - Randy Alcorn, author

If you can live with less of what you have, you can be more of who you are. - Celso Cukierkorn, rabbi

Think of the Christ, who came not to be served by others but to serve them in joy, in peace, and in generosity. - Jean-Yves Leloup, author

Practice giving things away, not just things you don’t care about, but things you do like. - Huston Smith, world religions scholar

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. - Debbie Macomber, best-selling author

If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution. - J.M. Coetzee, author

Give, give, give—what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away? - Isabel Allende, author

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. - Amish proverb

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. - Kalu Ndukwe Kalu, professor and author

The key to life is not accumulation. It’s contribution. - Stephen Covey, Consultant and Author

Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action. - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner

I never quite understand the way society decides who is beautiful and who is not. But an open face and a capacity for kindness always feel like reliable signifiers to me. - Tilda Swinton, actress

True charity requires courage: Let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need. - Pope Francis

My father said there are two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. - Marlo Thomas, actress

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein, physicist

True heroism…is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe, tennis champion and social activist

It is not simply that we share with each other a common humanity, but that individually we have no humanity without each other. - Sara Maitland, author

Whenever you are blue or lonely or stricken by some humiliating thing you did, the cure and the hope is in caring about other people. - Diane Sawyer, anchor, ABC’s World News

Understanding Others’ Strengths?

skyscraper viewed from the groundUnderstanding Others’ Strengths: Do You Have a Good View?

Learning to value differences in others is a lot like looking at skyscrapers in the city. Imagine you can only view buildings from the sidewalks, looking up. But one day you are able to stand on the twentieth story of a skyscraper and look out the window. You now see the city from a completely new view. Continue reading

Why Should You Give Your Brain Rest?

Why-Should-You-Give-Your-Brain-RestThe human brain is a fabulous creation of God. There are many questions pertaining to the brain, brain diseases and brain injuries. Many scientist and doctors have come to believe that sleep and brain development cannot be separated.

King David had this to say about sleep when he wrote the Psalms, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalms 4:8) King David referred to sleep as safety. The King also wrote, “It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” (Psalms 127:2)

The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass.  Sleep and how a human brain functions cannot be ignored.

Here is a helpful video by Jeff Iliff, a neuroscientist, who explores the unique functions of the brain and sleep.

The Power of Positive Quotes

the-power-of-positive-quotesQuotes can be extremely powerful.  The power of positive quotes can be fuel for the soul.

Here are some great comments and thoughts that can inspire.

Compliments are the helium that fills everyone’s balloon; they elevate the person receiving them so he or she can fly over life’s troubles and land safely on the other side. - Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton, Singer and actress

Every day is my best day…I’m not going to have this moment again. - Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else. - Tom Stoppard, Playwright