Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Honesty

A half truth is a whole lie. Yiddish Proverb How many of us can remember challenging our parents on the truthfulness of a statement they made and getting a reply that said it was okay to fib as that was not a real lie? I do and I have to believe I am not the …

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Materialism

Most people seek after what they do not possess and are thus enslaved by the very things they want to acquire. Anwar Sadat Materialism can refer either to the simple preoccupation with the material world, as opposed to intellectual or spiritual concepts, or to the theory that physical matter is all there is. This theory …

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Wisdom

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. Herb Caen Herbert Eugene Caen was a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist working in San Francisco. Caen worked for the San Francisco Chronicle from the late 1930s until his death in 1997. Caen gained fame with his column “It’s …

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Vision

People only see what they are prepared to see. Ralph Waldo Emerson I have learned in my life that vision has less to do with my eyes and more to do with my heart, soul, mind and faith. You and I could stand on the top of the Alps, both have 20/20 vision and one …

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Kindness

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. Mother Teresa I have reprinted the story you are about to read as a simple yet profound example of how easy, powerful and impactful an act of kindness may be. Once, many years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast …

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