Stop & Think: January 6, 2021

Gratitude II The purest form of our thanksgiving is quietly seen in our thanks-living. (Choose Joy) Having an attitude of gratitude is dying in our modern culture where the art of thankfulness is being replaced with constant criticism...

Stop & Think: January 5, 2021

Gratitude I Gratitude [is] nearly the greatest of all human duties, (and) nearly the most difficult. (G. K. Chesterton, 20th century English writer) Why is gratitude so difficult? We begin teaching our children to say, “Please” and “Thank you” at...

Stop & Think: January 4, 2021

Learning Life is a series of lessons which must be lived to be understood. (Thomas Carlyle, 19th century British philosopher) As Carlyle suggests, lessons are best learned, not by rote and lecture, but by experience. The accumulation of valuable...

Stop & Think: January 3, 2021

Life’s Purpose There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. (William Barclay, 20th century Scottish Bible scholar) None of us can remember the day we were born, but others may have...

Stop & Think: January 2, 2021

Happiness Remember that happiness is a way of travel—not a destination. (Roy M. Goodman) For some people, happiness is like the proverbial pot of gold that is supposed to be found at the end of the rainbow. We may work hard to be happy, but...

Stop & Think: December 31, 2020

A Resolution for the New Year This year I want my life to be less busy, but fuller! (Judy Yeager, benefactor & volunteer) If you’re into making resolutions for 2021, Yeager’s is a good one to consider. Many of us complain about how busy...

Stop & Think: December 30, 2020

Year’s End “Another year is almost over . . . (Pria Priyambada) . . . and I just want to thank the special people in my life who have listened without judgment, helped without conditions, understood with empathy, and loved me no matter what.”...

Stop & Think: December 29, 2020

Doing Right Choose right, oppose wrong, dignify life, and esteem everyone. (Roddie Edmonds, WWII veteran) Edmonds was in a prisoner of war camp when he was faced with a difficult challenge from his captors. The decision to defy the commandant’s...

Stop & Think: December 28, 2020

Passion I just set myself on fire, and people come from miles around to watch me burn. (John Wesley, 18th-century evangelist) Wesley’s use of hyperbole makes a very clear statement about his passion. He battled against the “establishment” to...

Stop & Think: December 27, 2020

Loyalty Too often a sense of loyalty depends on admiration, and if we can’t admire, it is difficult to be loyal. (Aimee Buchanan, Olympic figure skater) Sometimes we find ourselves in a quandary. Perhaps we are on a team where loyalty is...

Stop & Think: December 26, 2020

After Christmas Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day. (Helen Steiner Rice, late American poet) It’s surprising—and often disappointing—how quickly the Christmas spirit disappears after the holiday is over. What...

Stop & Think: December 25, 2020

Christmas I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet, the words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 19th-century American poet) In a world that has been...

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