November 11, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. (St. Augustine, 4th & 5th century Christian theologian) Almost everyone has lost something or someone he or she held dear—a favorite toy, a pet, a beloved...

November 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Envy = sadness on account of the goods possessed by another. (Thomas Aquinas, 13th century Dominican priest) It seems to be part of our human nature. We’re never satisfied with what we have; it’s never quite enough or it’s...

November 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – On the path to success, you will notice that the successful ones are not whiners, nor do they complain often. (Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist) Ma goes on to say, “If you complain or whine once in a...

November 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.” (M. Scott Peck, late psychiatrist and author, quoting Friedrich Nietsche, 29th century...

November 7, 2014

STOP AND THINK – People will remember how you treat others far longer than they will remember what you accomplished. (Dan O’Deens, compassion director and author) Most people probably think they will be remembered for the good work they...

November 6, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Forgiveness is the only way to stop the cycle of unfair pain turning in your memory. (Lewis Smedes, late theologian and professor) Smedes has suggested the one successful way to handle wrongs done against us. Anger is not...

November 5, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who get burned. (Buddha) Has this ever been true in your life? Most of us have used our disappointments and...

November 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Sign on a maintenance shop door: We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on the door, the bell doesn’t work). We laugh at such a puzzle. But we are sometimes guilty of doing the same thing in life, aren’t we? We speak in...

November 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. (Alexander Pope, 18th century English poet) One of the hardest things for any of us...

November 2, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We can command only if we know how to obey. We can lead only if we know how to follow. (Jean Vanier, Canadian philosopher and writer) Some young people want to rush into significant roles of leadership without going through...

November 1, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The lost art of the twentieth century is … meditation. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) In the helter-skelter of daily life, we rarely take time to reflect and think. With our heavy involvement in work, family, sports...

October 31, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way. (Isak Dinesen, pen name of Karen Blixen, Danish author) Dinesen continued, “So many things that one...

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