Stop & Think: February 19, 2019

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th century physician and poet) It’s called inertia, that is, things at rest tend to stay at rest. Sometimes it’s hard to get started on a project we know we should be...

Stop & Think: February 18, 2019

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal. (A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, late president of India) We seem to admire people who can “multi-task.” They appear to be able to do a number of things at the same time, or be...

Stop & Think: February 17, 2019

We have complete control over our own attitude. We are the ones who decide how we feel, how we look at things, how we react. (Catherine Pulsifer, author) There are few things in life that we can actually control. We can’t do much about the...

Stop & Think: February 16, 2019

There is no success without sacrifice. (Adoniram Judson, pioneer missionary to India) Judson, “If you succeed without sacrifice, it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success, it is because someone will succeed...

Stop & Think: February 15, 2019

Running away from our problems is a race you’ll never win. (Author unknown) When you are confronted with problems, how do you respond? There are probably many ways you can go: ignore them, pretending they’re not there; try to see them as someone...

Stop & Think: February 14, 2019

There is a bond deep within that binds us to one another. It is the glue of authentic love. (Fabienne Gassmann, fashion designer) She continues “[Love expresses] itself in compassion, fairness, willingness to support . . . [It’s] without strings...

Stop & Think: February 13, 2019

I’ve got to stop this business of talking without thinking. (Linus in the “Peanuts” cartoon) Everything seems to be happening at lightening-speed today. News runs across the bottom of the TV screen so fast you can hardly understand what’s...

Stop & Think: February 12, 2019

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. (Abraham Lincoln) It really feels great to have friends who stand with us in the hard times. We want to stand with them, too. But, no...

Stop & Think: February 11, 2019

Become a possibilitarian. (Inspiration Line) A new word, eh? Here’s the thought: “No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” That’s certainly...

Stop & Think: February 10, 2019

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President) It’s our nature to admire physical strength and material wealth. But, as Eisenhower...

Stop & Think: February 9, 2019

The Gods we worship write their names on our faces; be sure of that. . (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist) Emerson continues “. . . thus, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are...

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