September 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Where fear is, happiness is not. (Seneca, 1st century Roman Stoic philosopher) Sometimes obvious ideas simply stated convey profound truths. Fear and happiness certainly are incompatible, aren’t they? Can you imagine being...

September 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. (Albert Camus, French-Algerian Nobel Prize winning author) Looking for...

September 2, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. (Helen Keller, American author and lecturer) Everyone wants to be happy. The “Pursuit of Happiness” is considered to be a right that everybody...

September 1, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. (Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American author) In the United States today is Labor Day, a time to honor the workmen of our country. But Castaneda is...

August 31, 2014

STOP AND THINK – No matter how much madder it may make you, get out of bed forcing a smile. (Kenneth Goode) Are you a “morning person”? If not, this quote might be good for you. Goode goes on to say, “You may not smile because you are...

August 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A leader that is no longer a learner is not leading—he is managing. (Jeff Bogue, American pastor) Some people might think that a leader should “know it all.” After all, he or she is in a position that is responsible for a...

August 29, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A friend is a present you give yourself. (Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century Scottish writer) We all like to have friends, the more the merrier. But we must choose them carefully. Not every acquaintance will help to build...

August 28, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A position does not give you followers, only subordinates. (John Gardner, American writer and literary critic) Some folks seem always to be climbing the ladder, hoping to reach a higher position in their job or career. But...

August 27, 2014

STOP AND THINK – It’s more important to build your eulogy rather than your resumé. (Paraphrased from David Brooks, New York Times columnist) Brooks writes of two kinds of virtues: resumé virtues are oriented toward “accumulating power...

August 26, 2014

God heals broken hearts but He has to have all the pieces. (Church signboard) When we’re distressed, calling out to God for help, what are we expecting from Him? Removal of the problem or a change in our circumstances? What are we offering in...

August 25, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Our commitment to integrity can easily be eroded by our love of progress. (Quoted by Tom Roy, attributed to Jonathan Herron) If patience is a virtue, then impatience must be a vice. We may profess to hold very high...

August 24, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Think twice before you act. (From Aesop’s Fables) Many of us are impetuous; we just can’t wait to forge ahead, thinking all will be right. The carpenter’s rule is similarly good advice: “Measure twice, cut once.” Some...

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