February 15, 2017

Happiness is not having what you want but wanting only what you have. (H. Schachtel, 20th century rabbi) “Happiness” is sometimes replaced in this quotation with “Contentment” or “Prosperity.” Whichever word you choose, the teaching is clear...

February 14, 2017

Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin. (Victor Kiam, late American entrepreneur) Whether it’s because of fear or uncertainty, a lot of people just can’t seem to get started. They might miss appointments or deadlines because they’re...

February 13, 2017

Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist) We’re well into the new year now, so it’s a good time, perhaps, to think...

February 12, 2017

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. (Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States) Today we remember Honest Abe on the anniversary of his birth. His...

February 11, 2017

If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. (Doug Larson, columnist) It’s a kind of “tongue-in-cheek” axiom, but it is something to think about. We are often so busy with the “important”...

February 10, 2017

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. (Socrates, 4th century B.C. classical Greek philosopher) Change is difficult for many, especially as we grow older and become “set in our...

February 9, 2017

When you hold grudges, your hands aren’t free to catch blessings. (Source unknown) Someone else said it this way: “Let your hands be so busy catching blessings that you don’t have the capacity to hold on to grudges.” Another: “Holding a grudge is...

#79 – Elvis Lives

#79 – Elvis Lives

  I often bragged to people at work that my senior year in high school I sang a solo in the Linsly Military Institute talent show. When my fellow associates prodded me to sing for them, I always refused. However, I did foolishly agree to...

February 8, 2017

Our life is the sum of the choices we make. (Mike Lee, American pastor) One of the few things we can control in life is our choices. From childhood we began to make choices, and as we grew, the choices became more numerous and, often, more...

February 7, 2017

Cultivate a calm and judicious life from the time you’re young, and then let your life ripen. (Cicero, 2nd century B.C. Roman philosopher) What we learn and practice during our childhood will largely determine how we behave in adulthood...

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