"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
(photo: Rady Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions, with Celine Maury, Cheryl Allen, Fernando Rodney, Vivian Sayward, and event chair Lena Evans)
"Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one's behavior. Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, giving comfort and advice where they are needed, and simply sharing one's time with someone - all these are forms of generosity, and they do not require any particular level of material wealth."
(photo: Brees Dream Foundation Celebrity Poker Championship, Drew Brees, Chris Harrison, Chris Stuart, and event producer Lena Evans)
"I see somebody dying, I pick him up. I find somebody hungry, I give him food. He can love and be loved. I don't look at his color, I don't look at his religion. I don't look at anything. Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister."
(photo: March of Dimes Signature Chefs & Master Mixologists gala pre-party, with Chef Maria Sparks, Mixologist Nate Howell, and Chef Mark Brewington.)
"Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth…This is the real message of love.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
(photo: Jammin' for Jones concert, with Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Micky Dolenz, Leah Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Alan Thicke, Howard Jones, Billy London, Robin DiMaggio, Rumer, Rob Shirakbari, Cheyenne Elliott, Mark Goldenberg, Jim Wilson, Robbie Wyckoff, Debra Dobkin, Jon Gilutin, Kathrin Shorr, David Elliott, Billy Trudel, Kevin Nealon, Hollye Dexter, and producers Lena Evans, Stephen Bishop, Geanie Zelig-Galinson.)