Gifts and Inherent Duty

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. – Mark Twain I may have blogged this quote before, but it bears repeating. I believe our human lives are an amazing gift. We have an amazing opportunity with our human bodies, brains and minds. I will admit that I …

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How Happiness Changes

As we get older, we tend to be more focused on protecting what we have, as opposed to seeking what we want. Click here for an interesting article from positive psychology researcher and thought leader Heidi Grant Halvorson. Have you noticed this in your life? If so, are you playing smaller than you might? Are you …

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The *Real* Secret

Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends. –  Art Linkletter I am pretty sure that everyone has …

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Being Open

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. – Emily Dickinson Is your soul open? Are you ready for miracles in your life? In a way, our lives themselves are miracles. The human body functioning, minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day is a miracle. So much has to …

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How You Become

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. – Aristotle What we do makes us. The idea of “muscle-memory” applies to character and life skills as much as it does to playing tennis or baseball. …

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