Stop & Think: May 20, 2019

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th-20th century literary and art critic) They say that people who see the cup as half full are optimists while...

Stop & Think: May 19, 2019

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th century physician and poet) Is life more an art or a science? We know that proper nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle are factors that can, at least in part, be...

Stop & Think: May 18, 2019

Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future. (Catherine Pulsife., author) Jim Stovall, another writer adds: “Only when we accept the fact that we are where we are because of choices we’ve made in the past can we...

Stop & Think: May 17, 2019

The key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. (Elayne Boosler, comedian) Read on. Boosler writes: “I am thankful [that] the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box...

Stop & Think: May 16, 2019

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Some people seem to feel that they were destined to be what they’ve become. Their success—or failure—in life was foreordained. Such an idea would...

Stop & Think: May 15, 2019

I like the dream of the future better than the history of the past. (Thomas Jefferson) Jefferson was certainly well aware of past history, but his many talents were engaged in working toward a prosperous future of freedom and progress. He hoped...

Stop & Think: May 14, 2019

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots. (Marcus Garvey, late Jamaican-born political leader) History is not often a favorite subject of young students. They live for the here and...

Stop & Think: May 13, 2019

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. (Mahatma Gandhi) Do we always say what we’re thinking? Sometimes it’s better if we don’t. Do we always do what we say we’re going to do? We should! So, maybe Gandhi...

Stop & Think: May 12, 2019

The most important thing a father can do for his children is love their mother. (Theodore Hesburgh, late president of Notre Dame University) It’s a great lesson for fathers. While their children may be honoring their mother—as they should today...

Stop & Think: May 11, 2019

If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today? (Steve Jobs, late co-founder of Apple, Inc.) Some of us live by a rather strict schedule. We know what’s coming ahead in our daily agenda. Others are...

Stop & Think: May 10, 2019

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life. (Norman Cousins, late political journalist) Because books are available on computers, Ipods, smart phones, and Kindle, the old-fashioned library may soon...

Stop & Think: May 9, 2019

Giving offense is the price of diversity, not an impediment to diversity. (Irshad Manji, author) It may be difficult to accept Manjii’s statement at first. After all, we don’t want to offend anyone, do we? At least, not intentionally. But if we...

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