February 8, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Happiness consists in giving, and in serving others. (Henry Drummond, 19th century evangelist and writer) Christmas was only a few weeks ago; do you remember the gifts you received and who gave them to you? More than...

February 7, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The avoidance of legitimate suffering means we also avoid the growth that problems demand of us. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) No one likes to suffer; and we take precautions to avoid it. We want quick and immediate...

February 6, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The wise man does at once…what the fool does finally. (Baltasar Gracián, 17th century Jesuit philosopher) Often, when we’re faced with a difficult situation or one we don’t want to deal with, we put it off. It’s...

February 5, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Only in the darkness can you see the stars. (Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader) People who live in urban areas are amazed when they see the night sky in a rural setting for the first time. City lights are...

February 4, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. (Orison Sweet Marden, 19th-20th century American...

February 3, 2015

STOP AND THINK – I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. (Pablo Casals, pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century) We might easily assume that Casals considered music a means of...

February 2, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century essayist) We should learn from yesterday’s...

February 1, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Leadership is not a skill. It’s character. (Mark Divine, business entrepreneur and a former Navy Seal) Divine goes on to say, “Successful, happy, and fulfilled people embody core values such as honor, courage, and...

January 31, 2015

STOP AND THINK – To desire and strive to be of some service to the world … this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. (Henry Van Dyke, author, educator, and clergyman) He added, “To...

January 30, 2015

STOP AND THINK – When we seek to discover the best in others we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. (William Arthur Ward, author) One of our common human weaknesses is the tendency to see other people’s faults rather than their good...

January 29, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. (Stephen Covey, educator, author, business man, public speaker) Covey’s observation should create a sense of guilt in most...

January 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) For many, life just goes on day after day without much thought about it. “Whatever will be, will be,” the song says, and that seems to...

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