January 29, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. (Stephen Covey, educator, author, business man, public speaker) Covey’s observation should create a sense of guilt in most...

January 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) For many, life just goes on day after day without much thought about it. “Whatever will be, will be,” the song says, and that seems to...

January 27, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The moment you’re ready to give up is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up. (Quoted by Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker) We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve persisted at some task...

January 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – When you have to start compromising yourself or your morals for the people around you, it is probably time to change the people around you. (Marc Daniels, American television director) When we’re faced with situations and...

January 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – No matter how long we’ve traveled on the wrong road, we can always turn around. (Gil Scott-Heron, musician and author) Sometimes we become so bogged down in a rut that we fail to realize we’re following a path to nowhere...

January 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Progress depends on human choices and human courage. (Michael J. Gerson, speech-writer and author) A lot of events and people must be involved in creating the future. It’s not happenstance, and it isn’t fate. As Gerson...

January 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you . . .  you will be neither successful nor happy. (Napoleon Hill, American author of the New Thought movement) Hill adds that you will not be...

January 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless. (Chris Colfer, actor, singer, and author) You have...

January 21, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Never judge reality by your own limited experiences. (Robert Schuller, televangelist and author) People are inclined to think that their personal experiences represent the totality of reality. How they respond to a given...

January 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Be someone for somebody. (Mother Teresa) No one wants to live in isolation. Though some are less gregarious than others, still they profit from some relationships even if they are few and infrequent. But, for those who are...

January 19, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If you are not using what you already have, you won’t use what you think you need. (Ken Duncan, Australian professional photographer) We are often tempted to say, “If I only had (fill in the blank), I could do ….” But the...

January 18, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Life is a series of choices between the bad, the good, and the best. Everything depends on how we choose. (Vance Havner, 20th century evangelist) Many people don’t have a lot of trouble resisting what is bad for them...

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