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True Joy in Life

“This is the true joy in life – being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a … Continue reading

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Good Company

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”~ Epictetus I discovered this simple truth the other day and despite its simplicity it is one of the most profound statements I’ve … Continue reading

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A True Lady or Gentleman

I am inclined to agree more with Theodore Roosevelt’s assessment that courtesy is “as much a mark of a gentleman” than with Honore de Balzac’s less encouraging assessment of courtesy being “only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.” While … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude X

“If a man receives a counterfeit dollar he does not straightway lose his faith in all money,—at least there are not such instances on record in this country. If he has a run of three or four days of dull … Continue reading

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Of Sound Mind and Body

It seems to me that it is becoming increasingly difficult to be of sound mind and body in the world we’ve created for ourselves. We surround ourselves with all types of toxic substances – plastics, VOCs, chemicals and impurities – … Continue reading

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Facing the Mistakes of Life I

As human beings endowed with the capacity of free will we are faced with a profound responsibility and an uncommon privilege. If you’ve lived any amount of time you realize that you occasionally make good choices and every so often … Continue reading

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