Charity 1/20/2019

Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value. -Albert Einstein You want to be successful? Make it your mission to help as many people as you can. ____________________ The Virtue of Charity Many view charity as financial aid to the less fortunate. But charity goes beyond gifts of money. […]

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Hope 1/19/2019

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure. -Paulo Coelho Failure doesn’t have to last forever and shouldn’t be a deterrent in making our hopes a reality. ____________________ The Virtue of Hope There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will […]

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Faith 1/18/2019

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. -William James You may not physically be your future self now, but you can be mentally. To be healthier tomorrow, you have to make healthier decisions today. ____________________ The Virtue of Faith There are things out there that we cannot see, but we know it is […]

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Courage 1/17/2019

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -not absence of fear. -Mark Twain You can understand the fear, respect it, and get to know it. Just maybe, in time, it will not be so fearsome. ____________________ The Virtue of Courage Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can you keep going even though […]

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Practice What Seems Impossible

As a biased and proud father, I am always amazed by the grace and beauty of Alec’s cartwheels. He extends to his full length and performs the feat with more skill than I have ever achieved. It is no wonder. He has been doing cartwheels now for half of his life. He does them every […]

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Justice 1/16/2019

Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth. -Arthur Schopenhauer By speaking the truth you can never go wrong. And after you have left this short life, you will be remembered because of it. ____________________ The Virtue of Justice What does it mean to live a just […]

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Take Control

Control. Do you give much thought to it? What is in your control? What is not? Take for an example your body. The unknown condition growing within you was more from chance than from neglect. Was this in your control? Of course not. Exercising every day with a good diet didn’t stop the tumor. It […]

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Temperance 1/15/2019

Practice, the master of all things. -Augustus Octavius Slow becomes smooth, smooth becomes fast. There is only one way to get better, only one way to mastery. Practice. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than […]

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Prudence 1/14/2019

If you want to win, practice virtue. If you win with virtue, your opponent buries himself. -Awa Kenzô Under many names but here’s the list: wisdom, courage, discipline, justice, faith, hope, charity. Practice these and win. ____________________ The Virtue of Prudence There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, and […]

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Charity 1/13/2019

Worry weighs down the heart, but a kind word gives it joy. -Proverbs 12:25 I might not understand all the worries of those around me, but I can lend a kind ear and try to empathize. ______________________ The Virtue of Charity. Many view charity as financial aid to the less fortunate. But charity goes beyond […]

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