This Father's Day: Let Not The Children Suffer

This Father's Day: Let Not The Children Suffer
As I sit down to write this message, today is Father's Day. The day that children honor their fathers. However my message to you today is about honoring the children and the family. This is a plea to take action at some horrible injustices and callous behavior that is currently taking place in the USA.

Stop Minding Your Business... Because EVERYTHING Is Your Business!

Is It Time To Stop Minding Your Own Business?
Through the years, I've read many articles (and books) that recommend minding your own business. Never mind trying to "fix" the lives of your friends and family... deal with your own life. While I understand the concept of "keeping your nose out of others' business", I still find that I often disagree with that advice.

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Like Jesus

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Like JesusI was reminded lately of a thought that came to me as a child. I don't know what age I was, but I do remember that I was sitting in church on a Sunday morning. I vividly remember thinking to myself, almost as a declaration of life purpose, "when I grow up I want to be like Jesus".

It Gets Easier As We Get Older

It Gets Easier As We Get OlderI have a new favorite song. Well at least it's my favorite for today, or this week anyway. This is a song that currently is my new mantra, a thought that's staying to the forefront of my consciousness.

Rewards and Gifts: Doing What You Know Is Right For You

Rewards and Gifts: Doing What You Know Is Right For YouI love rewards. And I've noticed that the Universe functions on a reward system. I suppose if you were looking at it from the opposite perspective, which many religions do, you might say the Universe punishes people. This is the premise of the belief in sins and the punishment of hell.

Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup!

Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup!I saw a cartoon the other day that posed the well-known question about whether the cup is half full or half empty. And the punch line was that if you think your cup is half empty, get a different another cup. 

Is Anything Ever Really Inevitable?

Can You Fight the Inevitable?You may have experienced situations in life where you felt there was just no point fighting "it" anymore... whatever the challenge it was you were facing. And someone may have said to you, "Why fight the inevitable?"

Life Is A Game, And We're All On The Same Team

Life Is A Game, But We're All On The Same TeamI know competition can provide motivation to try to be better in a particular field or skill. But I think we've taken this win at all costs attitude way too far. Competing against yourself in order to improve yourself is fine, but feeling like you've always got to compete...

In The School of Life, It's Time to Shift From Manure to Compost

In The School of Life, It's Time to Shift From Manure to CompostIf life is a school or a learning opportunity, then all the challenges we meet are tests administered to see if we've mastered the course material. Looking at current events that way, we can tell that we are in the middle of several exams all being administered at once.

Say What You Got To Say, Do What Needs To Be Done

Say What You Got To Say, Do What Needs To Be DoneThere is a common theme in a lot of the things I hear, see, and read these days. It is the theme of "taking action". We are being encouraged from many directions to act, to stand up for what we believe in, to be proactive.

You've Been This Way Before

You've Been This Way BeforeWhatever path we're on, whatever attitude we've taken, we can probably recognize that we've experienced it before... with other partners, other bosses, other co-workers, other friends, other family members. We seem to repeat the same attitudes and the same experiences...

What Needs to Change?

What Needs to Change?What needs to change? Wow! That's a loaded question. Or perhaps not loaded so much as extensive! If we were to start with a list of what needs to change, it could go on forever. Or at least my list could.

Why Do We Do Things That We Know Are Bad For Us?

overdoing it?As with most questions, this one (Why Do We Do Things That We Know Are Bad For Us?) does not have just one answer. There are multiple reasons for different people's behavior, and multiple reasons for our own behavior as well.

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