Stop & Think: October 19, 2019

Communication Speaking is not always synonymous with communicating. (Roy Angle, cross-cultural worker) “We should not be satisfied with mere talking, but aim for clarity. . . . Speaking is shared words; communicating is shared meaning.” We can...

Stop & Think: October 18, 2019

Obstacles Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. (Dorothy Height, late civil rights activist) We often evaluate a person’s success solely on his or her...

Stop & Think: October 17, 2019

Today What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. (Heartsill Wilson, automotive executive) Heartsill continues: “I can waste it or use it for good . . . When tomorrow comes, the day will be gone forever...

Stop & Think: October 16, 2019

Chaos or Peace? Chaos is the score upon which reality is written. (Henry Miller, 20th century American writer) It doesn’t take long to learn that life isn’t a smoothly paved road along the way to repeated, fulfilling successes. In addition to the...

Stop & Think: October 14, 2019

Help Men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why? (James Thurber, 20th century humorist) In the helter-skelter life of today, many of us seem to be running around from place to place or activity to...

Stop & Think: October 13, 2019

Rainbows To get the rainbow you got to put up with the rain. (Dolly Parton, entertainer) It’s not quite like looking for the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. That’s a fruitless search. But the rainbow may be real. Rain is...

Stop & Think: October 12, 2019

Bridges Relationships are like building bridges, they require time and effort. (Author unknown) Continuing, “But once they are built, they look strong, stable, and beautiful. . . .  Build bridges not walls.” Someone else has said, “The strongest...

Stop & Think: October 11, 2019

A Friend No one can develop freely in this world and find a full life without feeling understood by at least one person. (Paul Tournier, Swiss psychiatrist and author) Do you sometimes feel you’re all alone? No one understands you; in fact, no...

Stop & Think: October 10, 2019

Character Reputation is made in a moment; Character is built in a lifetime. Reputation grows like a mushroom; Character grows like an oak. (William Hersey Davis, professor) When an athlete makes a really good play, perhaps several in one event...

Stop & Think: October 9, 2019

Curiosity The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. (Ellen Parr, author) It’s been said that curiosity killed the cat, but as W. A. Ward says, “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” If J. J. Étienne Lenoir...

Stop & Think: October 8, 2019

Keep On II The great successful men of the world have used their imagination . . . (Robert Collier, self-help author) Collier continues. “. . . [they] think ahead and create their mental picture in all it details, filling in here, adding a little...

Stop & Think: October 7, 2019

Keep On I Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. (C. S. Lewis, late British scholar and author) No one includes troubles and trials in his or her lists of steps on the ladder to achievement. But life’s experiences...

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