June 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 19th century American poet and educator) Someone has said, “To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose the next best.” Perhaps...

June 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – None of us is as smart as all of us! (Japanese Proverb) No matter how much knowledge and experience one person may have, he or she can’t know everything. So, the simple Japanese proverb, quoted by many writers, is profound...

June 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Anger may be handled wrongly in either one of two ways: blowing up and clamming up. (Jay E. Adams, Christian author and counselor) Do you ever get mad? How do you respond in situations that make you angry? Some of us just...

June 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – It is the best and truest friend who honestly tells us the truth about ourselves even when he knows we shall not like it. (R. C. H. Lenski, German-American Lutheran scholar & author) Not many people take criticism well...

June 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Affliction is one of God’s medicines! By it He often teaches lessons which would be learned in no other way. (J. C. Ryle, 19th century Anglican bishop) No one likes to suffer. We avoid pain at almost any cost—...

June 21, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. (Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, mystic, and writer) Merton continues, “Otherwise we love only the...

June 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. (Scottish proverb) At first reading, we might think this is a strange proverb. After all, giving is usually a good thing, isn’t it? In fact, the Bible says that if we have...

June 19, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. (Denis Waitley, motivational speaker and author) We often think that we are limited by external obstacles and difficulties that...

June 18, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. (Henry Ford, American industrialist) Sometimes we worry so much about results and objectives, hungering for elusive success, that we forget what it...

June 17, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. (Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British author and philosopher) It takes awhile for a child to realize that he or she is not the only reality in life...

June 16, 2015

STOP AND THINK – You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you. (Brian Tracy, Canadian author on personal and business success) This is not a new idea, but it is certainly important for...

June 15, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. (Author Unknown) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Into each life some rain must fall.” Sometimes, instead of a...

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