And the Credit Goes to… Someone Else

It was a brilliant idea. A couple of months later, someone else was taking the credit. It bothered me, because I wanted to be the one that got the accolades. All for what? Some stupid stuff that truly didn’t matter? But it was my idea! And, it got adopted. When it is all said and […]

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How Did You Make Them Feel?

Two years ago I read the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. This was such a good book that I read it again last year. It is now on my annual reading list. The lessons are really valuable. And if I don’t keep them fresh on my mind, they are […]

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The Hero

To be strong and to endure when the time comes, you must train your body. Like steel, you must temper it and remove the impurities. To perceive the environment and to act accordingly, you must train your mind. Grow in intelligence and knowledge. Grow through experience. To be able to move forward when those around […]

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Looking for Dirt

Charity 12/22/2019 My job is to find dirt. To be more specific, I look for dirt and other quality issues on the painted bodies of luxury cars. I am an auditor and finding dirt is one of my specific functions. I know what dirt looks like underneath the paint and can spot a speck that […]

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The Skeleton Keys #3: Give to the World

Charity 11/27/2019 I doubt it began with the Egyptian pharaohs, but they are a good starting point. They amassed huge fortunes when they were alive. And when they died, they took their wealth with them to their burial chambers. Why? Maybe they thought they could it would help them in the next life. Better safe […]

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A Clean Slate

Charity 11/17/2019 As the new member of my work team, I get the opportunity to listen to my teammates’ opinions of the other members of the team. If I listen to each of them and formulate my own opinions based on what they say, I am going to find myself with more negative views than […]

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Tao to Rise Up

Charity 11/10/2019 Ambition is tough. The desire to get ahead in the world is a natural thing for the one interested in her own self-development. She wants her life to be better tomorrow than it was yesterday. She looks around at those content with where they are at in life, and realizes that she wants […]

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Nothing Without Love

Charity 10/13/2019 Outside of the passage from the book of Genesis (ch. 2), it is no surprise that Paul’s great chapter on love in I Corinthians 13 is frequently read at weddings. After all, isn’t love the ideal reason for marriage in today’s society? For the common person, it is not for social or political […]

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Charity 5/12/2019: Smile

I often have to remind myself to smile. I get lost in my head, lost in my own thoughts. When people see me, they think I am upset. It isn’t the case, but it is their perception. When I think about it and put that smile on my face, things change. Others light up. They […]

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Charity 4/28/2019: Making Miracles

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess. -Rainer Maria Rilke People are always looking for miracles. How many can we create? You can give your love freely. You have an endless resource at your disposal. But if you block the well, […]

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