Tag Archives: appreciation

To Hope

Hope only springs eternal in those who remain true to the truth, regardless of external pressures. Hope is the pilot light which ignites the passionate fires of faith, though it too can be extinguished by the turbulent winds of frantic … Continue reading

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Forward-Upward!

Circumstances have a wonderful way of letting you know if you’re on the right or the wrong track. They provide useful feedback that, thoughtfully reviewed, compels changes in approach or direction and occasionally in underlying orientation. Those in the habit … Continue reading

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The Value of Decision

Lexi, my Red-tailed Hawk hunting partner, has taught me a great many things over the last two-and-a-half years. I have a deep respect for her hunting style, which centers around an uncluttered capacity for decision. Human beings have it relatively … Continue reading

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Expression and Refinement

“Sheltered behind the wall of repression our kindest thoughts, our deepest feelings of appreciation, are worthless unless translated into word or act that make them real to hungry waiting ears, or eager watching eyes. Corked up in the silence of … Continue reading

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The Right Emphasis

That which you emphasize determines in large measure the nature of your experience. When you are grooming or clothing yourself, for example, it might be worth looking at whether you spend more time covering up that which you don’t like … Continue reading

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True Knowing

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~ Henry Van Dyke I appreciate Mr. Van Dyke’s quote as it demonstrates the natural progression … Continue reading

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