Monthly Archives: June, 2011

Talking to the Mirror

External sources of inspiration are wonderful at the moment we hear, see or experience them, It might be a scene in a movie, a passage in a book or a speaker at a conference or worship service we have attended. We feel boldly empowered, highly motivated and passionately moved. We experience this enormous burst of …

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Feelings and Actions

I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results. Florence Nightingale   Telling me how you feel has one dimension to it, but showing me how you feel is multi-dimensional. A word can describe something well, but is devoid of the passion of an action. …

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Happiness

I remember as a child that I would be asked if I was happy and that I instinctively would say, “yes.” I was often asked why and never had a good answer, but began to question myself as to why I was happy and questioned myself into a permanent state of unhappiness. What a tragedy! …

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Pride

You are never strong enough that you don’t need help. Cesar Chavez   Throughout my life my pride always got in the way of my seeing that I needed help and asking for help. I now know that part of that will remain with me through my days due to my gender, but even so, …

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Taking Action

There are two ways that people take action: those that talk about it and those that do it. How often have I known what I needed to do and I made the famous announcement, “I will do it later” or “not now.” Even better is, “I’m Trying.” that statement is a polite way of saying …

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