Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Why Do I Write These Daily Messages?

At the outset, let me get past the nobility of altruism and acknowledge that I write the Daily Messages to feel good about myself and feel that I am accomplishing something. The fact that you choose to read them is a further affirmation of my writing them, but I write them for me with the …

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My Time and My Calendar

No date on the calendar is as important as today. Rabbi Mitch   If you are reading this message you are having a great day and your calendar is filled with your life. You awoke to this amazing day of awe! How blessed and fortunate you are. Have you ever stopped and considered the difference …

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Freedom

“Man is born free, but one of the first things he learns is to do as he is told, and he spends the rest of his life doing that.” Eric Berne Throughout my career I have spent many hours teaching teenagers and adults. Frequently, I have found myself asking questions and getting total silence in …

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I Can’t is Okay

Powerlessness is not weakness; it is reality.   I am frequently amazed at the many contradictions in mainstream thinking. I watch athletes perform under the most adverse weather conditions and play with braces, casts, patches and stitches, yet the moment they surrender to the harsh realities of their physical limitations, we as fans go from …

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Procrastination

“Men must not only know, they must act.” W.E.B. DuBois We take action in many ways. The two most common are talking about taking action and actually taking action. For many years I was a person who talked about the grandest of actions and rarely did anything to achieve the goals I arrogantly described to …

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