Category Archives: hopeful

Competition

“You don’t have to blow out the other fellow’s light to let your own shine.” Bernard Baruch People have often said to me, Rabbi, “What is the purpose of participating if I am not going to win?” or, “I am going to beat the poop out of him” or better yet, “I’ll show him.” Have …

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Dreams

You see things and say “Why?” but I dream things and say “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw My first awareness of this quote was the eulogy of Robert F. Kennedy by his brother, the late Ted Kennedy. I was deeply moved by this statement of how Robert Kennedy approached life. At that time in my …

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The ABC’s of Achievement – V-W-X

Vision – Jonathan Swift said, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” We all have visions. Each of us creates images of how we want our lives to look. We see the people we want to be with, draw landscapes of where we will live, make lists of what we want …

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The Spirituality of Imperfection

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. From the Writings of Fenelon François Fénelon was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. He today is remembered mostly as one of the main advocates …

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