October 16, 2012

Wherever a man turns, he can find someone who needs him. (Albert Schweitzer, 20th century German medical missionary and philosopher) “No man is an island,” wrote John Donne. Stated another way, an African proverb says, “It takes a village.” We...

October 15, 2012

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. (Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist) We may not be the light that casts vision or shines with enlightenment and encouragement. But we can...

October 14, 2012

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. (Mark Twain) A worthy thought! After all, if we do our kind deeds just to be seen by others, the deed may be helpful to someone, but the motivation is selfish and others will...

October 13, 2012

He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. (Seneca, 1st century Roman philosopher) It’s a good thing to respond to a request to give to some need or worthy cause. It would be better, though, to see a need before being asked and to give...

October 12, 2012

The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? (Mary Manin Morrissey, inspirational speaker) Morrisey says, “Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old...

October 10, 2012

I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others. (Thomas Jefferson) Contrary to Jefferson’s thought, the world has seen far too many tyrants who assume power and...

October 9, 2012

STOP AND THINK Sickness is meant to make us look at our past lives honestly, fairly, and conscientiously. (Source unknown) When we are sick or injured, we almost always ask, “Why?” “Why did this happen to me?” There aren’t any easy answers, but...

October 8, 2012

STOP AND THINK To be sure, reputations are not always accurate. Yet, in the long run we usually get a reputation that is close to what we deserve. (Dan Doriani, Presbyterian pastor) Character is what you really are; it’s a matter of integrity...

October 7, 2012

STOP AND THINK Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Ignorance is no excuse, they say. Even sincerity will not make up for activity based on incorrect information...

October 6, 2012

Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending everyone except God. (Billy Graham, 20th century evangelist) Today’s emphasis in society seems to be tolerance. It’s politically incorrect to say or do anything that would offend anyone...

October 5, 2012

The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. (Charles Schwab, Founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation) Apparently, Schwab knows more than just how to help people invest their funds well. He...

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