Trust the Process

The seed goes into the ground. It is nourished and watered every day for five years. After the fifth year, the seed breaks through the ground. In a matter of weeks, it is an eighty foot tree. This is the Chinese Bamboo tree. I have never heard about this tree until I listened to this […]

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Faith 3/22/2019

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. -Robert Collier The more you practice, the greater your confidence. ____________________ The Virtue of Faith There are things out there that we cannot see, but we know it is there. Not only do we accept these truths, but we […]

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Courage 3/21/2019

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them. -Winston Churchill Yes, it’s nice to be at the top. But the real magic happens when you get down in the trenches and do the work. ____________________ The Virtue of Courage Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can you keep going even though your body and […]

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Justice 3/20/2019

Dispose yourself to embrace the truth, wherever it is found. -John Locke At what lengths are you willing to go to find the truth? To seek the truth should be one of our most basic functions. ____________________ The Virtue of Justice What does it mean to live a just life? If right thoughts and right […]

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3 Take-A-Ways from an Ultra Runner

20 years ago as I soldier, I could run at a 6:30 minute-a-mile pace for about 20-30 minutes. It wasn’t great, but it was a whole lot better than what I can do now. I don’t know if I will ever be able to hold that pace again, though I going to work toward it. […]

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Temperance 3/19/2019

To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way. -Corita Kent Well there you go. Time to follow in a better way. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will […]

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Prudence 3/18/2019

Those who love me I also love, and those who seek me find me. -Proverbs 8:17 If finding wisdom is your primary mission, be assured: You will find it. ____________________ The Virtue of Prudence There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, and social status. We can all grow in […]

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Charity 3/17/2019

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. -Dalai Lama Kindness is not weakness. Far from it. To be kind is to neglect your own selfish desires and direct your focus onto the needs of others. It takes strength to be kind. Do you have it? ____________________ The Virtue of Charity Many view the […]

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Hope 3/16/2019

It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. -Brian Tracey Where do you hope to go? Wherever it is remember: you have to GO to get there. May as well get after it. ____________________ The Virtue of Hope There is a belief by some that tomorrow will […]

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Faith 3/15/2019

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need other’s approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. -Lao Tzu Stay on the path. Have the faith to keep going. ____________________ The Virtue of Faith There are things out there […]

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