The Skeleton Keys #2: Hope in Yourself

Hope 11/23/2019 America, the land of opportunity. It is the reason so many come to this country. They want a better life than what is possible by staying in their own countries. Here is a chance to live the rags to riches story. Here is the chance for success that they dream of. This is […]

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Better Than Planned

Hope 11/16/2019 My friend started in the restaurant industry as a means to support himself through college. First a server, then a bartender. A few more years and then an assistant manager. The cost to get a doctorate in Psychology was too much. My friend stayed in the restaurant industry and is now a general […]

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Believe It Is Possible

Hope 11/2/2019 Alec has been going to a new gym over the last couple of months. With no boys’ gymnastics class available in our area, he has moved to parkour. His coach teaches gymnastics as well, and she is demanding some very technical skills from him that he has not had to do before. Even […]

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Keep Dreaming

Hope 10/19/2019 I have been thinking about dreams lately. My dreams at night have become more and more vivid. Not only vivid, but stimulating enough to activate my mind and keep it awake for several hours afterwards. This is a bummer if I have only been asleep for ten minutes, which is what happened to […]

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I’ll Step Aside While You Create

Hope 10/12/2019 Alec loves to draw. He loves to fold paper into different shapes. But after countless boats, airplanes, paper wallets, and swords, my wife and I told him to stop wasting all that paper. Looking back on it, I am starting to think the cease and desist order was a mistake. Alec wants to […]

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Are You Really Too Old?

Hope 9/23/2019 Have you ever heard someone say they are too old to do something? After hearing it, you look at the person and try to qualify the statement. If he is older, you would think his statement makes sense. It he is not very old, then you wonder if age is really the issue.  […]

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Hope 2/23/2019

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. -Leo Tolstoy Can you afford to be patient? As Shakespeare says, “Go slowly and wisely, lest you rush, stumble and fall. ____________________ The Virtue of Hope There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will be a little […]

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Hope 2/16/2019

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom. -Jim Rohn What are you wishing for? ____________________ The Virtue of Hope There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will be […]

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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? ____________________ The Virtue of Hope There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will be a little brighter. […]

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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. ____________________ The Virtue of Hope There is a belief by some that tomorrow will […]

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