Prudence 2/11/2019

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. -Denis Waitley

Embrace the pain. Learn. Be of good cheer, because these mistakes will one day result in wisdom.

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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 wisdom if we choose to pursue it. King Solomon regarded as one of the wisest to have lived said: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, for the gain of it is better than gain from silver, and its profit better than gold. –Proverbs 3:13-14

Can you hear the call of wisdom? It is there, we only have to listen.

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Hope 2/9/2019

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. -Oscar Wilde

Envision a brighter future. One in which we are truly living. Isn’t it beautiful?

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The Virtue of Hope

There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will be a little brighter. This hope is what spurns them to keep going even when the day is at its darkest. Without hope, we are lost.

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Faith 2/8/2019

There must be a beginning to any great matter – But the continuing unto to the end, until it be thoroughly finished, yields the true glory. -Sir Francis Drake

Start it, finish it, and along the way believe in it. What you are aiming for is great, and the only way to get it is to keep going.

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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 rely upon them with confidence. Our faith goes beyond our belief in God. It extends to our country, our families, and our friends.

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Courage 2/7/2019

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. -Ovid

In that case, we should all strive to be happy.

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The Virtue of Courage

Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can you keep going even though your body and your mind wants you to stop? There are those who bend underneath the pressure, and then there are those who have the fortitude to continue standing. The heart of courage, a chief virtue of the soul.

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Justice 2/6/2019

Does it make any difference to you if other people blame you for doing what’s right? -Marcus Aurelius

Do not worry about the others. At the end of the day, you did the right things and you will be able to sleep at ease.

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The Virtue of Justice

What does it mean to live a just life? If right thoughts and right actions equal righteousness, can we be righteous? Our hope is that others treat us with justice. This of course is no guarantee, but it does not change our responsibilities. It is our responsibility to be honest in our deeds and in our words, and that we treat others with justice.

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Temperance 2/5/2019

If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Make the time. Do the work. Reap the rewards.

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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 automating your life for success, your habits will be weak and detrimental. Temper your desires of excess. There is joy in moderation.

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Prudence 2/4/2019

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. -Montaigne

Even softly spoken, the most powerful words are the ones spoken in wisdom.

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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 wisdom if we choose to pursue it. King Solomon regarded as one of the wisest to have lived said: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, for the gain of it is better than gain from silver, and its profit better than gold. –Proverbs 3:13-14

Can you hear the call of wisdom? It is there, we only have to listen.

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Charity 2/3/2019

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. -Harry S. Truman

Don’t let pride stand in the way of the big picture. There is nothing wrong in letting others get the credit.

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The Virtue of Charity

Many view the act of charity as financial aid to the less fortunate. But charity goes beyond gifts of money. We can be charitable in our actions to those who need it. We can lend a helping hand to those who are suffering physically, mentally, and spiritually. How far can a kind smile, a kind word, or a kind act go? Sometimes these gifts go much farther than money.

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Hope 2/2/2019

I would not give a fig for the young man in business who does not already see himself a partner, or the head of a firm. -Andrew Carnegie

Check your vision. We usually see what is ahead before we arrive there.

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The Virtue of Hope

There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will be a little brighter. This hope is what spurns them to keep going even when the day is at its darkest. Without hope, we are lost.

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Faith 2/1/2019

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. -Confucius

It takes faith, but there is no half-way here. Go my friend, go.

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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 rely upon them with confidence. Our faith goes beyond our belief in God. It extends to our country, our families, and our friends.

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