Stop & Think: September 24, 2020

Experience II When was the last time you did something for the first time? (Sign in a restaurant) Actually, this is a line from a song recorded in 2017 by Darius Rucker. It’s a challenge to some of us—perhaps those in the senior citizens...

Stop & Think: September 23, 2020

Experience I Experience is a doorway, not a final goal. (Bill Katip, college president)⁠ Sometimes when we face a trying situation, we’re tempted to give up and move on to something else. But Katip’s counsel is to look at it positively. What new...

Stop & Think: September 22, 2020

Circumstances Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe something inside them was superior to circumstances. (Bruce Barton, late American congressman) How many times have you been overcome by the difficult...

Stop & Think: September 21, 2020

Motives The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be. (Dalai Lama, Buddhist monk) We do what we do for a variety of reasons. It may be fear that forces us to take certain actions to protect ourselves. It may...

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...

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