Stop & Think: September 17, 2020

Feelings That is the way we are made: we don’t reason, where we feel; we just feel (Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court) “Follow your heart; tell him/her how you really feel” is an oft-repeated suggestion in a Hallmark...

Stop & Think: September 16, 2020

Confidence Arrogance is the evil twin of confidence. (Tom Avey, non-profit administrator) Avey illustrates his principle: “Confidence listens; arrogance doesn’t. Confidence likes and seeks counsel; arrogance doesn’t. Confidence can be reproved...

Stop & Think: September 14, 2020

Reading Reading to the mind is what exercise is to the body. (Richard Steele, 17th-18th century Irish writer) Reading seems to be an increasingly lost habit. It isn’t that people can’t read; it’s just that they don’t. With TV and radio news...

Stop & Think: September 13, 2020

Sharing Life Life can only be kept by giving it away. But then it will bloom. (Anne Rivers Siddons, late American novelist) It’s an extreme sacrifice when someone gives his or her life for another, whether in war or in a life-saving emergency...

Stop & Think: September 12, 2020

Choices When passions run high and prejudices ignore realities, current and future damage is almost beyond imagination. (Jesse Deloe, editor, writer) That is all too evident in a political environment preceding elections. Having strong feelings...

Stop & Think: September 9, 2020

Fear I Fear does not stop death. It stops life. And worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes way today’s peace. (Source unknown) Fear and worry seem to be widespread today even among otherwise confident, assured people. Whether...

Stop & Think: September 8, 2020

Labor II The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures. (Luc de Clapier, 18th century French writer and moralist) It takes a little growing-up to learn the truth of de Clapier’s comment. When things come easily, we don’t usually...

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