Stop & Think: February 6, 2019

Unless you increase, in equal measure with your knowledge, your judgment, and character, you will fail in the only thing that is important. (Antonin Scalia, late Supreme Court justice). According to Scalia, everything flows from good judgment and...

Stop & Think: February 5, 2019

The nation’s morals are like its teeth; the more decayed they are, the more it hurts to touch them. (George Bernard Shaw, 19th-20th centuries Irish playwright) For anyone who has ever had a toothache, Shaw’s picturesque metaphor is easily...

Stop & Think: February 4, 2019

In a life well lived, each succeeding day becomes better than the last. (John Homer Miller, former Marine officer) Miller continues, “Each day, each year, each experience does not stand alone; it cannot be separated by what has happened before or...

Stop & Think: February 3, 2019

Silence is not wasted time, but useful time spent. (Mr. Rogers, late TV personality) We don’t “hear” much silence today. In modern society, noise is omnipresent whether it’s ringing smart phones, blasting TVs, or frenzied musicians at a concert...

Stop & Think: February 2, 2019

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different? (C. S. Lewis, 19th-20th century British writer) It is strange, isn’t it, that after the mundane day-to-day work has morphed into months and years...

Stop & Think: February 1, 2019

Time is your greatest asset…how you choose to spend it determines your legacy. (Dan O’Deens, third-world worker) He continues, “Choose to spend your life on behalf of others who have less than you, then you will have chosen to live real life.”...

Stop & Think: January 31, 2019

Worse than Failure “Coach, I am not afraid of failing, I am afraid of being successful at something that doesn’t matter.” (An athlete to Coach Morris M. Michalski) Is there something worse than failure? After all, we can learn a lot when we don’t...

Stop & Think: January 29, 2019

Reading To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French dramatist) People who read a lot—no matter what the source—have very likely forgotten what it was like not to be able to...

Stop & Think: January 28, 2019

Choices Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this. (Celine Dion, Canadian singer) We don’t get to choose everything that surrounds us or happens to us in life. We...

Stop & Think: January 26, 2019

Confrontation Confrontation is not a matter of tact, diplomacy, and smoothness of tongue. It is basically simplicity of speech, empathy in attitude, and honesty in response. (David Augsburger, author) Very few people enjoy confrontation; most of...

Stop & Think: January 25, 2019

I Want It! Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. (Dalai Lama) Parents know what it’s like to deal with children who want what they want when they want it—and that’s right now! We also know that our...

Stop & Think: January 24, 2019

Unconditional Love Love is not unending tolerance of bad behavior. It is true that love covers sin, but it also corrects it. (Randy Smith, teacher) We hear a lot about unconditional love today, meaning you have to continue loving someone almost...

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