August 15, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher) Some of us are eager to share our thoughts even when they may not be carefully thought...

August 14, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Happiness begins where selfishness ends. (John Wooden, late renowned coach) “That’s mine.” It’s my turn.” “Me first.” Even before they can speak those words, children begin to show their selfishness by their actions and...

August 13, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed. (Tom Clancy, American novelist) Sometimes we feel as if we’re in a bind—an unpleasant situation from which there seems to...

August 12, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else. (Brian Tracey, personal development author and speaker) Blaming others for our wrong doing is nothing new. It happened way back in the beginning...

August 11, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Pride can’t grow in a garden of gratitude. (Bruce Barlow, pastor) A lot has been written and said about pride, and how most people react unpleasantly to arrogance. If we fail to learn to be humble, we may learn the hard...

August 10, 2015

STOP AND THINK – An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. (Maurice Maeterlinck, 19th-20th century Belgian playwright and essayist) We all know that we should do good for others, but sometimes we’re wondering if it’s worth the...

August 9, 2015

STOP AND THINK – For every mountain, there is a miracle. (Robert Schuller, late TV preacher and author) We all face mountains at one time or another—what appear to be insurmountable obstacles to progress. Early explorers had to be creative...

August 8, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. (Albert Einstein, renowned scientist) The past is important not because of pleasant memories of better days but because of the lessons learned. Today is the only time...

August 7, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. (Martin Luther King Jr., 20th century civil rights leader) Light is an amazing phenomenon. Darkness can be...

August 6, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. (Albert van Szent-Cyörgy, Hungarian Nobel prize-winning physiologist) We may think that the people who make the great discoveries in...

August 5, 2015

STOP AND THINK – You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. (C. S. Lewis, 20th century British apologist and author) We’re told that today Americans aged 20 to 54 spend only 11 minutes a day reading for...

August 4, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Keep a wide gulf between yourself and your possessions. It will spare you many heartaches. (Herbert Vander Lugt, author and Bible commentator) Some people seem to live for their stuff—the more they have, the happier they...

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