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Throwing Away Our Happiness III

“The soul of our happiness may be—love. This love may be so fine and great and simple and it so fills our life that it leaves no room for pain, as light crowds out darkness. It may, with its Midas … Continue reading

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Throwing Away Our Happiness II

“Happiness does not consist of what we have but what we are; not in our possessions but in our attitude towards them. It is the serenity of the soul in the presence of a present joy. It is not absolute, … Continue reading

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The Better Angels of our Nature

“We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot’s grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad … Continue reading

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Commit to the Move

A younger friend of mine was describing the keys to advancement in the sport of wakeboarding to my brother-in-law and I and his philosophy was summarized by the brilliant statement that at a certain point you have to stop thinking … Continue reading

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Uncomplicated Willingness

You’ve no doubt heard the name Betsy Ross as she occupies a significant place in the history of our great nation. Born the eighth of seventeen children to Quaker parents, Ross was thrice widowed, lost her mother, father and sister … Continue reading

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Inner Strength and The Spirit of Victory

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius My eighteen year old cousin, Savannah Leigh Burns, was recently diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Its onset was rather … Continue reading

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