Monday Motivation: Positive Thoughts

“The Greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” 
— Bob Marley
  • When a study conducted by Boston College set out to find the greatest aspiration of individuals that had a net-worth of $25 million or more, they were surprised that a majority of individuals answered, " Their greatest aspiration in life was to be a good parent"         (Novotney, 2012). 
“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.”
— Bob Marley
  • Herzog found that individuals who practiced volunteer work had higher physical and mental health because of the sense of accomplishment they gain from their work.                      (Herzog et al., 1998). 
  • Individuals that volunteer feel more socially connected and significantly lessen their risk of developing depression (Watson, 2015). 


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Thejbird. (2007, January 7). Best friends. Retrieved March 2, 2017, from (Originally photographed 2007, January 7)

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