Stop & Think: October 23, 2020

Thinking An open mind makes a wide-open future possible. (Anonymous) Some folks are so closed-minded that they can’t even imagine anything different from what they already know for sure. They’re really missing out on opportunities to learn and...

Stop & Think: October 22, 2020

Against the Wind Kites rise highest against the wind—not with it! (Winston Churchill, British WW II prime minister) A lot of us have not had much success flying kites. To the contrary, often without much effort some kids have kites of all sizes...

Stop & Think: October 21, 2020

You are Blessed! Forget the day’s troubles, remember the day’s blessings. (Source unknown) That’s another “easier said than done” sentiment. Troubles seem to mount more quickly and higher than blessings sometimes. But remembering an old church...

Stop & Think: October 20, 2020

Thoughts Once you replace your negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start getting positive results. (Willie Nelson, Country music star) It seems like such simple advice, but many have found it’s not all that easy. The news about...

Stop & Think: October 19, 2020

Moving Up Don’t complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder; they helped to get you higher. (Warren Wiersbe, writer) Some people are so enamored with their own position in life that they don’t remember how they got there. They’ve...

Stop & Think: October 18, 2020

Leave the Safe Harbor A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. (John A. Shedd, 19th & 20th century business executive) Safety may be the primary concern when it comes to shipping, but you won’t have much use for...

Stop & Think: October 17, 2020

Friendship III Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose. (Tehyi Hsieh, 20th century Chinese author) Most of us don’t live life alone. Even after we’ve flown from the family nest, whether it’s to...

Stop & Think: October 16, 2020

Friendship II I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends. (Walt Whitman, 19th century poet and essayist) Among the great blessings of life are those undeserved gifts of grace, benefits we don’t work for or...

Stop & Think: October 15, 2020

Friendship I The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters. (Thomas Jefferson, early U.S. statesman) Jefferson’s comment sees friendship as an opportunity to share—to give...

Stop & Think: October 13, 2020

Confidence A good leader inspires men to have confidence in him, a great leader inspires them to have confidence in themselves. (Eleanor Roosevelt, late U.S. president’s wife) You cannot lead far or well if your followers don’t have confidence in...

Stop & Think: October 12, 2020

Influence There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along. (Leo Buscaglia, late college professor) Buscaglia describes the waiting people as those “who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will...

Stop & Think: October 11, 2020

Life You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. (Source unknown) The significant question, however, is “What’s in your cup?” If someone bumps into you while you’re holding a cup of coffee, what spills out? Coffee, of course...

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