Stop & Think: April 12, 2020

Easter But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust. (Walter Raleigh, 16th-17th century English writer) For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus is not only the keystone of his faith in the saving work of...

Stop & Think: April 11, 2020

No Regrets Giving up is the birth of regret. (Deshanna Barber, USAR officer & former Miss USA) We’ve all been tempted to give up at one time or another. Perhaps it was a project that wasn’t going well or an athletic event that we didn’t...

Stop & Think: April 10, 2020

Good Friday Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. (Victor Hugo in Les Misérables) Today the Christian world is honoring the day when Jesus died. One might well imagine how his disciples were mourning, thinking that the promise of...

Stop & Think: April 9, 2020

Pressing On There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them. (Bruce Lee, actor and martial artist) Have you ever tried rock or mountain climbing? If you have, you’ve probably looked up to see...

Stop & Think: April 8, 2020

Work Like what you do, and then you will do your best. (Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician) Johnson’s story is fascinating. Overlooked because of her ethnicity and gender, she succeeded because she loved her work and saw its value. She and her...

Stop & Think: April 7, 2020

Improvement I would encourage all of us to think of something we may have done poorly . . . and try to improve on it. (Windows Tips) The writer was referring to athletics, and he continues, “Sure we might not get the metaphorical ‘first place’...

Stop & Think: April 6, 2020

Imitation Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. (Judy Garland, late actress) It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Garland offers a wise caution. Don’t try...

Stop & Think: April 5, 2020

Try It! I don’t think you know how much you can do until you try. (Chita Rivera, singer and actress) Do you remember a conversation like this: “Eat your broccoli.” “No, I don’t like it.” “Have you ever tasted it?” “No.” “Well, just taste it.” How...

Stop & Think: April 4, 2020

Change I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. (Maya Angelou, late poet and civil rights advocate) Many factors in our environment and activities may affect us—for good or bad. They may affect us to the point of...

Stop & Think: April 3, 2020

Focus If you focus on the process of climbing, you’ll end up on the summit. (Yvon Chouinard, rock climber) You must always keep the end in mind—in this case, the summit. But, to reach it, you have to concentrate on where you are and what you are...

Stop & Think: April 2, 2020

Finish Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. (Les Brown, motivational speaker) Sometimes our hopes and dreams are so big, that we don’t want to even start the project for fear of failing. Brown’s encouragement...

Stop & Think: April 1, 2020

Foolish A fool knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. (Oscar Wilde, 19th century Irish playwright) What April Fools joke might you experience today? It may be an extreme prank, but it’s all in fun, of course. Wilde, however...

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