Stop & Think: June 17, 2019

Music When you’re happy, you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics. (Frank Ocean, singer, songwriter) Whether you like classical, popular, or rock and roll, when the music starts, life may seem to take on a lighter...

Stop & Think: June 16, 2019

Rejection Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better. (Steve Maraboli, behavioral scientist, speaker, and author) Have you ever been turned down for a job or a promotion...

Stop & Think: June 15, 2019

Get back up! Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down. (Oliver Goldsmith, 18th century Irish novelist and poet) Everyone falls once in a while. It might be fun to watch a toddler fall as he or she is learning to walk. It’s...

Stop & Think: June 14, 2019

Banners That flag is a symbol we attach our emotions to, but it isn’t the emotion itself and it isn’t the thing we really care about. (Tom Wolfe, late author and journalist) Wolfe continues, “Sometimes we don’t even realize what...

Stop & Think: June 13, 2019

Thinking A persistent train of thought, persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. (James Allen, 19th-20th century British writer) Older translations of the Bible include “As a man...

Stop & Think: June 12, 2019

True Religion Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. (Blaise Pascal, 17th century French theologian) Religious zealots can be dangerous. It isn’t that worship is hazardous; it’s when false...

Stop & Think: June 11, 2019

Happiness The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French novelist) The young couple spooning under the moon by the lagoon in June might be a good picture of happiness. After all, they’ve found...

Stop & Think: June 10, 2019

Aging It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th century physician and poet) He also wrote, “Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit...

Stop & Think: June 9, 2019

Be Yourself Memo to Self: Don’t measure your progress using someone else’s ruler. (Binyamin Mughal, writer) Life can be really hard when we spend our time and talent trying to live up to someone else’s expectations of us. Worrying about what...

Stop & Think: June 8, 2019

Trust Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. (George Washington) Civility is lacking in many circles today, so Washington’s advice should be well taken. The last...

Stop & Think: June 7, 2019

Truth vs. Lies The fact is, truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are. (Abraham Lincoln) How many people have stumbled over this simple principle? We try to make lies more acceptable by calling them “fibs” or “white lies,”...

Stop & Think: June 6, 2019

Choices Big changes don’t have to be hard, but they do have to start with a choice. (Nathalie Thompson, author and motivational speaker) Thompson continues, “This is where real change begins; this is where you start taking control of your...

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