As the old proverb says, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”People who live a life of purpose wake up each morning eager to face the new day. They pursue their dreams with fervor, put their heart into everything they do, and feel that they’re personally making a difference. As James Dean, the actor, once said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live … Read More What’s your reason for getting up in the morning?
Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” In other words, although life changes are inevitable, we can also initiate personal change so we can rise to the challenge and become a bigger and better person as a result. How do we do this? We believe the best ways are to recognize that change is inevitable, … Read More You must be the change you want to see
Courage emerges in the moment, without time for thought. Our heart opens and we immediately move into action. Someone jumps into an icy lake to save a child, or speaks up at a meeting, or puts them self in danger to help another human being. These sudden actions, even if they put us at risk, arise from clear, spontaneous love.Human history is filled with … Read More The courageous speak up when no one else will
The most precious commodities on this planet are our health, love, and happiness. Regardless of what we accomplish and accumulate in life, we are unable to take it with us. In the fast paced, consumer driven, social media shared world that we live in today, success and happiness are often defined by the status of what we achieve, and the value of the things … Read More People will only remember you for the person you’ve been
Whatever it is that you hope to accomplish, commit to it by keeping your eye on the ball. If the way things have been done are no longer working, dare to things a bit differently; even if it means going against status quo.u’ve got what it takes to succeed. If you start looking at hurdles that come up as problems, you can put yourself … Read More Keep your eye on the ball
Faith was foundational to Churchill internal fortitude when all external signs pointed to disaster. Churchill referred often to Providence, as he did in a February 1941 broadcast appeal to the United States: “Put your confidence in us. Give us your faith and your blessing, and, under Providence, all will be well. We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither … Read More God’s ultimate providential care
Whenever we are involved in a conversation, we know we should make an effort to listen intently to what the other person is saying. This seems like common sense but it is surprising how many of us don’t do this on a regular basis. How often does your spouse or a close friend say, “Did you hear what I just said? You aren’t paying … Read More Am I growing in my listening skills?
You never know someone until you walk in their skin, and relive their memories and experiences that shape them. Who are you to say that the girl dressed skimpily is a prostitute? Or perhaps they are just broken souls trying to find love. We are all broken somewhat and fumbling our way in the dark for love and comfort. Some of us find it in … Read More We carry with us sacred stories
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Nothing in this world is impossible! Nelson Mandela’s own story reminds us of that. From … Read More Nothing in this world is impossible
The act of putting one foot in front of another literally propels us forward. Into the future is sometimes very hard.If you’re depressed because of what you are going through, it can be dangerous to evaluate anything in your life. Don’t scrutinize your circumstances or friendships or prospects for marriage. I can assure you that you will misinterpret reality. When all you feel is … Read More When all you feel is gloom
You don’t have to be perfect for the person that loves you. They wouldn’t even like you perfect. Your flaws make you unique. And give them the space and permission to be just as human. People are largely mistaken on what true love really is. They think it’s a feeling. It’s not. They think it’s butterflies and obsessively thinking about that person all day … Read More Anyone can love a rose but it takes a lot to love a leaf….