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Are Your Memorials Present?

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What do ornately carved blocks of granite and marble say to you?  Perhaps a few words in commemoration of the life that has passed. If it was someone you knew and loved, it is doubtful that the cold stone can ever warm your heart.  Year after year millions of us travel thousands of miles to see, touch and take an obligatory snapshot in front of national monuments and memorials.  The events and the people who lived them are long gone. ...

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Do You Squander Wealth?

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Wealth is the accumulated display of your values.  It is what you have at the end of the day that you can choose to share, save or squander.  Wealth can be time, health or money.  Offering platitudes, which attempt to down play the central role money plays in being wealthy, are often naive and at worse insincere.  Zig Ziglar has a wealth of sayings, but his take on money is priceless.  Old Zig says, “Money may not be the most ...

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How Much Greed Do You Need?

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Greed is the insatiable desire to have more than you need.  The sin in greed is seeing everything and everyone as something to possess.  Greed continually confuses the desire to feel fulfilled with being fulfilled.  Greedy speakers confuse self control with controlling others.  They need everyone to pay attention to what they say at all costs, to love how they say it, and to understand exactly what they mean.  “I need you to love me” is the sound track for ...

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Is Your Truth Really Free?

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Can you handle the truth?  Let’s say you found the truth.  The one with the capital T.    Would you share it, or keep it to yourself?  If you choose to share it, would you sell it through a book, promote it on a billboard or produce a blockbuster movie?  Perhaps you would just give it away, hoping everyone sees the truth through your way of living.  Since the Truth, with a capital T, is a bit elusive to us all, ...

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Are Your Civics Right?

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What are your rights and duties and how do you distinguish them?  A right is basically the freedom to do something while a duty is something you are obliged to do.  Reminding people of their obligations is like nagging a teenager to their homework, never popular and rarely productive.    Granting liberties is more fun and effective.  Offer a teenager a car to use after they finish their homework and they will amaze you with how fast they will hit the ...

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Who Benefits From Your Sowing?

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You must get good at one of two things:
sowing in the spring or begging in the fall.
Jim Rohn

For most of us, being out standing in a field, is relatively rare.  The closest we come to nature is passing through the produce section on the way to the candy aisle.  Whether the last gift from the ground that you held in your hand was a carrot or an M&M (assuming there was a peanut inside), ...

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Is Bravery a Joy?

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Bravery is the ability to act, fully aware that circumstances are not in your favor, and the outcome is uncertain.  Bravery is exemplified, not through the deeds of courageous hearts and intrepid minds, but through a conscientious adherence to one’s duty. 

I slept and dreamt that life was Joy.
I woke and saw that life was Duty.
I acted, and behold, Duty was Joy.
– Rabindranath Tagore. 

It is in the crucible of our souls where the fires ...

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Is Your Obsession Inspired?

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What are really you into? Is there something that you love to do you actually gain energy doing it? Do your friend’s eyes roll, or does your significant other politely excuse themselves, when you start to talk about it? If you can name it, you can claim your obsession. Obsessions are fun to share because you already know everything this is to know.  What’s not so fun is listening to someone provide your chapter and verse on their passion when ...

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