Are you stuck, feeling like you’re getting nowhere? Consider this.

Personal progress is a common side-effect of doing something for others. When you feel like you’re getting nowhere, whether it is writer’s block or a general pattern of frustration about your life at the moment, the best remedy just might be serving another in some unexpected and impromptu way. Such frustrations in life have a …

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Wellspring of Inspiration

The wellspring of inspiration is the fountain of youth. You cannot drink from it without sharing it, for the rejuvenating qualities of the waters of inspiration are only sustainable as they are given again, once received. If you try to take inspiration to yourself and don’t share it, it will quickly fade and you will …

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Encouragement

“Encouragement” by Mrs. Elizabeth Clementine Kinney When first peeps out from earth the modest vine,Asking but little space to live and grow,How easily some step, without design,May crush the being from a thing so low!But let the hand that doth delight to showSupport to feebleness the tendril twineAround some lattice-work, and ’t will bestowIts thanks …

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Training for Service

There are no vicious horses, just spoiled ones. Likewise, there are no evil people, just damaged ones. In many if not most cases, the injuries can be repaired and the gaps can be filled through a steady diet of empathetic attention and thoughtful intervention. The ideal, of course, is to create a world wherein as …

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The Heritage of Humanity

"Let us face the great truth that the greatest success in the world is that of those brave souls who made a hard fight, on the battle-field of life, for character and—won. Character is the only real life, everything else is either getting ready for it or evading it. Let us regard money in its …

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Your Purpose in Life

"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" ~ Henry David Thoreau How many of your daily activities are devoted to honestly purposeful, generative activity? Like ants, we move around busily from place to place and activity to activity, but how often do you …

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