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Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.

Don’t take your organs to heaven with you. Heaven knows we need them here.

Author unknown, attributed to both Dan and Barbara Hladio and Thomas Boyadjis, Sr.

Be a blood and organ donor. All it costs is a little love.

By becoming an organ donor, one person can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of dozens mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters who are desperately in need of a transplant. During National Donate Life Month, we lift up the thousands of selfless individuals across America who are living or registered organ donors.

Barack Obama, 2016 April 1st, quoted from The White House Office of the Press Secretary [“the greatest gift there is to offer” (Obama, same proclamation) t g]

Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us.

The greatest wealth is health.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.

Always give 100% unless you’re donating blood.

How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice , much later adapted to So shines a good deed in a weary world by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est – this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world’s History.

Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.

The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Have you had a kindness shown?

‘Twas not given for thee alone,

Let it travel down the years,

Let it wipe another’s tears,

‘Til in Heaven the deed appears –

Henry Burton, Pass It On

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.

Edward Everett Hale

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.

If I had my way I’d make health catching instead of disease.

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find a need and fill it.

Ruth Stafford Peale

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.

Independence . [is] middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life – reciprocity.

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.

George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating

Open your heart – open it wide; someone is standing outside.

Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

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