Stop & Think: December 5, 2019

Humility With popularity comes the need for humility. With prosperity comes the need for integrity. (Chuck Swindoll, author) Only a few people may want to be the life-of-the-party, but almost everyone wants to be popular. No one enjoys being the...

Stop & Think: December 4, 2019

Christmas is Coming Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. (Joan Winmill Brown, British actor & writer) It’s still three weeks till Christmas, yet the anticipation has begun. Brown continues, “No matter how we may dread the rush...

Stop & Think: December 3, 2019

Plan Ahead December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come. (Fennel Hudson, rural lifestyle author) Children (even grown-up children) welcome December and look forward excitedly to Christmas. Others...

Stop & Think: December 2, 2019

The Seasons May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon. (Lisa Kleypas , American novelist) Some people like spring freshness; others wait eagerly for summer heat. Fall...

Stop & Think: December 1, 2019

December It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready. (Sarah Kay, American poet) We say that time flies, and when we reach December, we wonder how it arrived so quickly. And yet, we knew all along that it was coming—like every other month on...

Stop & Think: November 30, 2019

Learning from Life Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know. (Pema Chodron, Buddhist nun) Some lessons in life seem to be never-ending. We might struggle against them, try to wish them away, or ignore them, but they are...

Stop & Think: November 29, 2019

Success Success is built on the ability to do better than good enough. (Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker) Have you ever worked on a project until you were just tired of it and wanted to quit? You may have said, “It isn’t what I wanted, but...

Stop & Think: November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of fault-finding and grumbling. (Clinton C. Cox, minister) This is a good reminder for us on this Thanksgiving Day in the...

Stop & Think: November 27, 2019

Endurance It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. (Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher) While that axiom would certainly not apply to the 100-meter dash in an Olympic contest, it surely has a broader and helpful...

Stop & Think: November 26, 2019

Sincerity Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music. (Diogenes, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) Today we night...

Stop & Think: November 25, 2019

Choosing When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace. (Wayne Dyer, self-help author) Have you ever been in an argument about who won the World Series or who was the vice presidential nominee in a...

Stop & Think: November 24, 2019

Others Goodness is about character—integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. (Dennis Prager, talk show host) When we say that someone is a “good person,”...

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