True Knowing

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~ Henry Van Dyke I appreciate Mr. Van Dyke's quote as it demonstrates the natural progression from recognition to realization to actualization found in any successful process of growth and development. …

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude I

"Ingratitude, the most popular sin of humanity, is forgetfulness of the heart. It is the revelation of the emptiness of pretended loyalty. The individual who posses it finds it the shortest cut to all other vices. Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge, which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil …

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The Confidence to Let Go

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss As a follow-up to yesterday's post, Release your inner Bitter Betty, I'd like to share my thoughts on another key to living an uncommon life. How you handle the end of a day, project or chapter in your life is almost as important …

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Give thanks. Your life depends on it!

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. ~ William Shakespeare, "Merchant of Venice" Anyone who performs a good deed in the world the way it now is runs the risk of casting pearls before swine. You needn't look far to see that goodness and virtue …

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Time’s a tickin’!

A friend forwarded a fantastic link to me the other day and I thought you would enjoy it as you think about how to handle the remaining weeks you have to live. The average person in the Western world now lives to the ripe old age of roughly 75 years in a body that properly …

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Contentment…I wear that crown!

"All things on earth thus change, some up, some down; Content's a kingdom, and I wear that crown."  -John Heywood 1497-1580 Ah, contentment.  That elusive muse more fleeting than prey in the presence of its hunter!  If you've ever felt the warm embrace of contentment, you know of her charms. Contentment can be known in any …

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