these good thoughts
were collected by Bob Hansen, formerly executive director of the Korean War Veterans Advisory Board and now executive director of the U.S. Botanical Garden National Fund. This previously appeared in Airborne Quarterly. There is something here for every one of us.
The most destructive habit Worry
The greatest joy Giving
The most endangered species Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource Our youth
The greatest “shot in the arm” Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome Fear
The most effective sleeping pill Peace of mind
The most crippling disease Excuses
The most powerful force in life Love
The most destructive pariah Gossip
The most incredible computer The human brain
The worst thing to be without Hope
The deadliest weapon The tongue
The two most powerful words Can do
The greatest asset Faith
The most worthless emotion Self-pity
The worst thing you can lose Self-respect
The most satisfying work Helping others
The ugliest personality trait Selfishness
The most beautiful attire A smile!
The most prized possession Integrity
The most contagious spirit Enthusiasm
The most powerful communication Prayer
To the world, you may be just one person;
but to one person, you may be the world!
Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the
things you have for which you would not take money.
If you bring macaroni and cheese to a covered dish supper,
don't expect to dine on lobster and fillet Mignon.