Saturday, December 29, 2012

You Win

A   L   O   H   A  !

 " I've been thinking 
about why you have to
 get famous 
to get an award
 for helping 
other people.

" If your name is 
John Doe, 
and you work night
 and day doing things
 for your helpless neighbors,
 what you get for your effort
 is tired. 

" So, Mr. and Mrs. Doe, 
and all of you
 who give of yourselves,
 to those who carry
 too big a burden
 to make it
 on their own,

" I want you to reach out
 and take your share of this. 
Because if I have earned it, 
so too have you.” 

Frank Sinatra
Accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

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                                Warmly, cloudia 


the walking man said...

I think I can take a pass--My mother always said if you expect a reward for doing what is right, it becomes wrong.

Dave King said...

Yes, famous people get rewarded for just doing their job. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

I figure God knows what I've done, as I don't plan to be famous. Wouldn't have ever thought Sinatra to make such an eloquent statement. Mahalo for the views. DrumMajor

Brian Miller said...

true that....the famous def have fun congratulating themselves for the good they do...and most of it goes unnoticed by the common man...but then again the heart in those tht have little says so much...

aloha from va

Adam said...

many heroes forgotten sadly

Introverted Art said...

I know it seems so unfair, but I don;t pay attention to awards. The reward is the smile on the face of those helped.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the sentiment Cloudia, was surprised it was Frank Sinatra who said them..I like i when I learn something new.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. what an inspiring speech!

Charles Gramlich said...

Wonderful sentiment, and so true. The unknowns who do most of the giving seldom get recognized. I'll take a moment to honor them too.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, winners !

Regina said...

Great words.

Happy New Year!

Stefano Davanzo said...

Ciao , colgo l'occasione di questo free wifi per fare gli auguri per un sereno e ricco nuovo anno
Un abbraccio virtuale da NY

Filip and Kristel said...

Nice picture with the palm trees. It is only since a few weeks ago that I realise how tall these palm trees can be.


Hilary said...

Your blog posts always have winning ideas.

Teresa said...

So the comments section is the after party? Where's the champagne?

Cloudia said...

*PoP!* shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

have more champagne!


Karen S. said...

Aloha, dear friend Cloudia, always gifting us with wonderful thoughts and reflections, your medal is shining in all our hearts. I'm not much of a receiver, but when it comes to knowing I've sent a bit goodness, then I shine- and that's my medal too! Ring, and sing in a joyous new year, and please keep us glowing, okay!

Anonymous said...

Yet another important cornerstone of life, provide by you. Thank you.

Please have you all a good Sunday.

magiceye said...

Lovely thought!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Bob Bushell said...

Nice things to say, and the photos.

SandyCarlson said...

Well, that's very cool. Thank you Cloudia, thank you Frank!

Indrani Ghose said...

Great thought.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You really nail them, Cloudia.
I do love being one of your thousands of worshippers!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

The Elephant's Child said...

I had never heard/seen that quote before. Brilliant and right. Thank you.