Stop & Think: May 29, 2020

Light Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. (Desiderius Erasmus, 15th-16th century Dutch philosopher) According to the Bible (John 3:19) men often prefer darkness to light because of their evil deeds. The only antidote for evil...

Stop & Think: May 28, 2020

Keep On Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did. (Author unknown) Do you remember a time when you were at wit’s end and felt like there was nothing more you could do? You felt like you just could not take a step...

Stop & Think: May 27, 2020

Fighting Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. (Ruth Bader Ginsberg, US Supreme Court Justice) Some things are worth fighting for, but how we fight is really important. Mob rule and...

Stop & Think: May 26, 2020

Sorrow Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the over fraught heart, and bids it break. (Shakespeare, Macbeth) Often in times of great sorrow, we are reluctant to grieve. We want to keep our composure and not let our emotions...

Stop & Think: May 25, 2020

Aging Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 20th century Polish poet) Children can hardly wait to grow up, and many adults wish they could be restored to a youthful age. Learning to be content with your...

Stop & Think: May 24, 2020

Secrets There are two kinds of secrets: those we keep from others and [those] we hide from ourselves. (Frank Warren, British sports promoter) “Cross my heart and hope to die” was a mantra we recited as kids when we promised not to tell a friend’s...

Stop & Think: May 23, 2020

Judging Diagnosis without prescription is a cruel thing. (Mark Buchanan, physicist and author) We all seem to be able to diagnose the troubles of the world. Whether it’s local school issues, national political debates, or our neighbor’s...

Stop & Think: May 22, 2020

Music You can cage the singer but not the song. (Harry Belafonte, 20th century pops singer) Music has a way of outlasting its composer, singer, or artist. Tunes and lyrics may remain in our minds or be recalled at odd moments far removed from...

Stop & Think: May 21, 2020

Forgiving True forgiveness is complete and total. (Louis Zamperini, military veteran) How often have you heard someone say, “I’ve forgiven . . . but I can’t forget”? It may be really difficult to forgive someone who has offended you deeply and...

Stop & Think: May 20, 2020

Living Life The purpose of life is to live it… without fear for newer and richer experience. (Eleanor Roosevelt, late US president’s wife and activist) Some people seem to be stuck, uncertain as to what to do or hesitating for fear of failure...

Stop & Think: May 19, 2020

Stories It has been said that next to hunger and thirst our most basic human need is for storytelling. (Khalil Gibran, 20th century Lebanese-American writer) Do you remember your parents reading or telling stories to you at bedtime? Maybe they...

Stop & Think: May 18, 2020

Determination The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. (Ayn Rand, late Russian-American novelist) There are some work places where enterprise and initiative among employees are frowned on. In those places you have...

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