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2011: Words to Live By

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My friend and former colleague at NBC News, Farland Chang, sent this inspiration with his holiday card. The quotes are wonderful food for thought as we welcome the new year. May 2011 bring health, happiness and prosperity to all.

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. O. A. Battista

Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who tread on their toes. Chinese Proverb

Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach. Arnold Glasow

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. Frank A. Clark

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. Martin H. Fischer

A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness. Zadok Rabinwitz

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. Janos Arany

Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism. Leo Buscaglia

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you that mine are still greater. Albert Einstein

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller

The past is history, the future is a mystery, and today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.Babatunde Olatunji

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away. Shing Xiong

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

Some of the best things in life are mistakes.

Attitude is everything

God, if I can’t have what I want, let me want what I have.

A true friend sees the first tear… catches the second… and stops the third.

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Author: Vicky Collins

Vicky Collins is a freelance television producer and journalist based in Denver, Colorado with a diverse portfolio of projects that including network news, cable programming, Olympic sports, corporate and non-profit videos. She is also an accomplished writer and photographer who is particularly interested in world travel and issues of global poverty. Some of her most satisfying assignments have been covering disasters, working in the slums of developing countries and telling stories of people who show great courage in the face of adversity. She has been in all 50 states and on six continents and many of her television stories and photos are posted on her website at To contact Vicky Collins directly email or tweet @vickycollins.

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