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  • The heart is the seat of your emotions

    If you are in the habit of consulting only yourself, trusting your own instincts and believing that you will know in your heart what to do when the time comes, then you have a big problem.
  • Deliberately stomped on? Learn to laugh
    Remember, their goal was to hurt you badly, and destroy who and what you are. So, finding ways to laugh while you go on successfully with your life is great revenge. Because they lose. 
  • Never, never give up
    Mr. Winston Churchill, former prime minister of England during the years of WWII, is quoted as saying, “Never ever, ever, ever give in.” 
  • The opposing thumb guy
    Just like the Creator had a great idea when the thumb was designed to be in opposition, The Thumb in your group is probably a good addition. Sure, I realize that the sore thumb always seems to stir up trouble and cause friction…but he or she may be exactly what your committee or workplace needs to keep from becoming run-of-the-mill and stale. 
  • Mr. MVP or Mr. MIP?
    If you have a group who listens avidly to your opinion, be careful. You carry a very big stick and even bigger sway. Sway for which the passing of time will hold you accountable. Use your opinions and your influence wisely. And I’m not simply referring to sports, but you knew that.
  • Bad memories have a long shelf life
    Have you ever had a bad day, when everything you touched just soured? Sure, we all have had those kinds of days, nothing new to any of us. And when you had one, didn’t you find that it was difficult to be a sweetheart to everyone around you? 
  • Asking, assuming or demanding
    Common courtesy and common sense combined with open communication goes a long way to having family times that everyone enjoys.
  • Send flowers before it's too late
    I’m not saying to quit sending flowers to honor the loss of someone you loved and respected – not at all. But I am saying this: Give verbal flowers and warm hugs now, while that individual is still breathing, alert and alive. While they can hear and feel your love surrounding them.
  • Giving thanks now and all year long
    Seems like I am noticing a trend – and not a healthy one. As a whole, our nation is losing the ability to pronounce some words. In fact, people seem to have forgotten some words exist in the English language. Phrases like “thank you,” “thanks so much,” “I appreciate that,” seem to have slid into a dark hole somewhere and vanished.
  • 'Heroes ride Hondas there'
    Faraway country. Poverty stricken area with hard-working citizens, who don’t have much chance to see things change for the better. My hero rides his Honda into their part of his world every day, to deliver help and hope.
  • Dirt swept under the rug is still dirt
    In our country, there are entire families who will suffer through a severe issue that eventually severs family relationships for many years. 
  • Lonely and hurting
    Many people today are living emotionally all alone, even while surrounded by people. And that works for them, most of the time. But once in a while, the loneliness catches up with them, and they realize they need others.
  • Families need to communicate
    If we lose our families by miscommunication, we lose more than we can possibly comprehend – until your family experiences it personally. And then that newly found wisdom comes way too late.
  • 50 plus 50 can equal 0
    There will be times in life when one spouse will have to give more, other times that spouse will need to be given more. But that is the way a good marriage works. 
  • Chronic pain may have upsides
    When you talk to sufferers of chronic pain, you find that there seem to be a few characteristics that are part and parcel of the whole experience.
  • Thoughts on human behavior
    A good friend who is willing to gossip with you, is usually willing to talk to another good friend about you. Remember, a juicy piece of gossip about you is often just too good not to share.
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