Stop & Think: December 9, 2019

Focus The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus. (Bruce Lee, 20th century actor and martial artist) In the movies and TV stories heroes are often depicted as men or women of extraordinary strength and courage. Lee suggests...

Stop & Think: December 8, 2019

Why am I here? Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle. (Lewis Carroll, 19th century English writer) That quote from Alice in Wonderland is more than just a fictional concern. It is one of the essential questions in life. Who am I? Why...

Stop & Think: December 7, 2019

Inertia The first obstacle to be overcome in any undertaking is the inertia of the people who are to perform the task. (Source unknown) Whether it’s the production of the newest widget in the market, the painting of a masterpiece in art, or the...

Stop & Think: December 6, 2019

Achievement God is not going to look us over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. (James Gribble, pioneer missionary) We tend to evaluate people’s success by the medals won, degrees or diplomas earned, or otherwise gaining public...

Stop & Think: December 5, 2019

Humility With popularity comes the need for humility. With prosperity comes the need for integrity. (Chuck Swindoll, author) Only a few people may want to be the life-of-the-party, but almost everyone wants to be popular. No one enjoys being the...

Stop & Think: December 4, 2019

Christmas is Coming Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. (Joan Winmill Brown, British actor & writer) It’s still three weeks till Christmas, yet the anticipation has begun. Brown continues, “No matter how we may dread the rush...

Stop & Think: December 3, 2019

Plan Ahead December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come. (Fennel Hudson, rural lifestyle author) Children (even grown-up children) welcome December and look forward excitedly to Christmas. Others...

Stop & Think: December 2, 2019

The Seasons May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon. (Lisa Kleypas , American novelist) Some people like spring freshness; others wait eagerly for summer heat. Fall...

Stop & Think: December 1, 2019

December It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready. (Sarah Kay, American poet) We say that time flies, and when we reach December, we wonder how it arrived so quickly. And yet, we knew all along that it was coming—like every other month on...

Stop & Think: November 30, 2019

Learning from Life Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know. (Pema Chodron, Buddhist nun) Some lessons in life seem to be never-ending. We might struggle against them, try to wish them away, or ignore them, but they are...

Stop & Think: November 29, 2019

Success Success is built on the ability to do better than good enough. (Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker) Have you ever worked on a project until you were just tired of it and wanted to quit? You may have said, “It isn’t what I wanted, but...

Stop & Think: November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of fault-finding and grumbling. (Clinton C. Cox, minister) This is a good reminder for us on this Thanksgiving Day in the...

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