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What, With, Where

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt As simple as this advice is, following it quickly becomes a full-time job. The nice part about it is, though, is that the moment you begin … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer

“Morning Prayer,” a poem by Gregg Hake Good morning wee hours, Good morning day. Good morning sunshine, In which I now pray. I pray for the newness, Prepared in the night. I greet it with calmness, And utter delight! Soon … Continue reading

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Understanding and Forgiving

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” – Dale Carnegie People criticize, condemn, and complain in order to establish their relative value in the world. Doing so, however, … Continue reading

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Travel

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all … Continue reading

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Fine

I heard the statement somewhere that “‘Fine’ is the calling card of conformity.” It stood out to me because I believe in living life zestfully. No one was born to muddle through a life of mediocrity. No one was born … Continue reading

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Untroubled Heart

“Rest and be thankful.” – William Wordsworth Rest does not necessarily imply idleness. Rest is the natural state of being which attends an untroubled heart. A heart centered in gratitude will always be at peace with the world.

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