Stop & Think: June 25, 2019

Light All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. (Breathe Partners) You can snuff out a candle to bring the room into complete darkness, but as long as the candle is lit, the darkness will be incomplete. It’s...

Stop & Think: June 24, 2019

Training He who does the work is not so profitably employed as he who multiplies the doers. (John Mott, 19th-20th centuries YMCA leader) Good work is important, and it is appropriate to acknowledge the accomplishments of a good worker. But, if...

Stop & Think: June 23, 2019

Leading He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is only taking a walk. (African proverb) That’s seems obvious. But author Kenneth J. Brown takes a different view; he says, “Don’t worry about how few are following today, if you...

Stop & Think: June 22, 2019

Disagreements The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with. (Eleanor Holmes Norton, delegate to the US Congress) It seems difficult today to be heard if your ideas and...

Stop & Think: June 21, 2019

Poverty It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” (Seneca, 1st century Stoic philosopher) We sometimes jokingly ask, “How much is enough?” The answer, of course, is “Just a little more.” In Seneca’s ancient...

Stop & Think: June 20, 2019

Good, Better, and Best He who stops being better stops being good. (Oliver Cromwell, 17th century British political leader) To say that “Good is not enough” sounds strange, doesn’t it? After all, we always emphasize the importance of being and...

Stop & Think: June 19, 2019

Words Words build bridges into unexplored regions. The writer continues, “If you’re finding yourself stuck on something—whether it’s an idea, a place, a conversation, or anything else—it’s helpful to remember that oftentimes...

Stop & Think: June 18, 2019

Greed Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own. (Jesus) Modern society seems to contradict Jesus’ words in Luke 12. Houses are bigger than ever, the stock market is booming, storage spaces are packed...

Stop & Think: June 17, 2019

Music When you’re happy, you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics. (Frank Ocean, singer, songwriter) Whether you like classical, popular, or rock and roll, when the music starts, life may seem to take on a lighter...

Stop & Think: June 16, 2019

Rejection Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better. (Steve Maraboli, behavioral scientist, speaker, and author) Have you ever been turned down for a job or a promotion...

Stop & Think: June 15, 2019

Get back up! Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down. (Oliver Goldsmith, 18th century Irish novelist and poet) Everyone falls once in a while. It might be fun to watch a toddler fall as he or she is learning to walk. It’s...

Stop & Think: June 14, 2019

Banners That flag is a symbol we attach our emotions to, but it isn’t the emotion itself and it isn’t the thing we really care about. (Tom Wolfe, late author and journalist) Wolfe continues, “Sometimes we don’t even realize what...

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