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Kindness

How do you measure your actions? Do you care for others because you feel obligated? Do you ignore those in need? Do you ever help another just because it feels right? How do your words come across? Are they sweet and kind or callous and cruel? Do they sooth like honey or cut like a blade? Are the things you say and do meant to build others up or to tear them down? We think Aesop had a point when he said:

 

Aesop: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

 

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

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Love

 

If you were seeking comfort, would you want the person offering it to accept you for who you were, or to offer a list of all the ways you need to change? When others come to you for support do you harp on all the reasons our world is screwed up or just offer to listen? At any given moment would you rather be encouraged or discouraged by the person you’re with? What if a better, more loving world is no farther away than individual acts of kindness? We like how Mother Teresa put it in this quote. Continue reading

Decisions

 

Ever felt like you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time? Was that a consequence of luck, fate, or something more significant? Ever felt wronged, snubbed, or pushed around? Did it leave you feeling like the world was out of control? Ever felt so hurt by someone it left you thinking the damage couldn’t be undone? Is that really the way the universe works? In truth, aren’t we ultimately the sum of all our decisions? And if so, then does any decision ever need to be complete in itself or forever unchangeable? When you blame others for your circumstances you give away your power and allow others to hold you hostage to it. When you truly come to understand the power in making decisions, you see no one else has more ability to change anything and everything about your life than you do. We like the way Steven Covey put it in this quote. Continue reading

Reality

 

What exactly do we mean by the word reality? How do we know what’s real and what isn’t? How do we determine what’s true or false? How do we know if we’re paying attention to the right things? How do our senses play into the equation? In the book Woe Man, author Bob Anderson writes on the topic of reality. We like the way he summed it here. Continue reading

Reflected Me

 

When you look in the mirror what do you see? Are you ever happy with the image reflected back at you? Do tiny imperfections seem to grow before your eyes? Are there too many wrinkles? Is your face breaking out? Is your nose too big? Is it oddly shaped? Do you wish your hair was different or would quit falling out? Are your teeth spaced too far apart? And more to the point, would others see you the way you see yourself? Or is it more likely they would gloss over your imperfections, since they’re too caught up with their own? Here’s what author Bob Anderson had to say on the subject in his new novel Woe Man: Continue reading

25 Fun Free Entertainment Ideas

 

 

Find a great place to walk nearby.

There’s nothing like a walk to soothe both body and soul.

 

 

Feeling bored? Feeling tapped out? Looking for something fun to do? Here’s our list of 25 activities you can do for free. Don’t blow the family budget on expensive game or theater tickets. Learn to save a buck and have some fun while you’re doing it. Continue reading

Forgiveness

 

What harm in forgiving? What cost in refusing to let go? Have you ever felt wronged? Ever been snubbed? Do you embrace the slight and turn it into bitter pain or anguish? Do you hang on to it to play victim or secretly plan some ultimate vengeance? Instead, couldn’t you simply let go? We think Confucius had a great point about finding inner peace when he said: Continue reading

Mistakes

 

Do you prefer to go it alone? Would you rather be wrong than listen to someone else telling you how to do it? Do you ever tire of mistakes? Do you feel most mistakes are avoidable? Are some mistakes inevitable? What is the worst mistake you ever made? Do you wish others might learn from your error? Have you ever witnessed someone making a terrible mistake? Do you try to warn them of their folly? Do they stop and listen? We think Alfred Sheinhold had great point when he said… Continue reading

Gratitude

 
Do you ever wish for a different life? An easier relationship? A nicer car, boat, or house? If your wish was granted would your life automatically be better? Would you end up with fewer obligations? Would you have to work harder or longer to cover the costs? Would there be new costs or obligations you didn’t expect? Would you end up hurting someone along the way? Would you become a better, stronger, more fulfilled person for the change? How important is a having a sense of gratitude when it comes to wanting change? We think Socrates nailed it when he said… Continue reading

In The Face Of Darkness

 
What can you say of a person who is deaf, mute, and blind and still holds out hope for the future? In truth, aren’t the limits we place upon ourselves limits of the mind rather than limits of our senses? Optimism is a state of being. That means it is a choice to find the light of hope where others may see only darkness. We like how Helen Keller put it in this quote. Continue reading

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