May 30, 2013

STOP AND THINK – We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States) What makes you feel secure? In what are you putting your hope? A retirement fund? Savings...

May 29, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Nothing is useful which is not honest. (Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States) The proverb, “Honesty is the best policy,” has lost some of its luster in a world where dishonesty seems to pay off too...

June 4, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Nobody can hurt me without my permission. (Mahatma Gandhi) We’ve all known a few people who seem to have their feelings hurt very easily. The slightest misunderstanding will offend them. It may be difficult to manage, but...

May 28, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. (Chinese fortune cookie) We really didn’t need a fortune cookie to tell us that—or, did we? In modern American, it seems that prosperity...

May 27, 2013

STOP AND THINK – God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you? (Popular one-liner) The Bible does say there will be a judgment after death, but does that mean there should not be any judging during one’s...

May 26, 2013

STOP AND THINK – One can acquire everything in solitude—except character. (Henri Stendahl, 19th century French writer) Stendhal (pen name for Marie- Henri Beyle) raises an interesting concept. We can develop certain abilities and skills by...

May 25, 2013

STOP AND THINK – When we have enough clarity to turn “Life’s Lemons” into sweet lemonade, we realize what a gift those lemons were! (Inspiration Line) When life’s trials hit us, it’s easy to consider them as “lemons,” the...

May 24, 2013

STOP AND THINK – People are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. (James Allen, 19th-20th century British inspirational writer) Are you often dissatisfied with your...

May 23, 2013

STOP AND THINK – We hide our hurts, and in the process we sabotage our healing. (Kary Oberbrunner, author and spiritual coach) Many people are reluctant to share their hurts, the pain that comes from insults, slights, or harsh words. They...

May 22, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Be a lamp—a lifeboat—or a ladder. (Rumi, 13th century Persian poet) The theme of these metaphors is helping others. Perhaps you can be a lamp, bringing light into a person’s life when things seem dark and foreboding. Or...

May 21, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. (Goethe, 18th & 19th centuries German writer and politician) Knowledge is important; you won’t get far without knowing something. Willingness...

May 20, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. (Thomas Watson, chairman and CEO of IBM) Many people aspire to be leaders. They think they can manage other...

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