Category Archives: positive

Negative to Neutral

I cannot change me or you from negative to positive, but I can change us both to less negative. Rabbi Mitch   How often do we find ourselves in a situation where we are making a sincere, well intentioned effort to change either our or someone else’s thinking from negative to positive? I would imagine …

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Somebody

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. John Burroughs John Burroughs was an Americannaturalistand essayistimportant in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, …

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Selfishness

Selfishness is a concern with one’s own interests. Ayn Rand I love words and the definitions that limit their potential. Selfish is such a word. If you go to traditional dictionaries you will find negative attributions to the word selfish. Ayn Rand truly understood the endless possibilities that “selfish” could give to the individual when …

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Negative to Neutral

I cannot change me or you from negative to positive, but I can change us both to less negative. Rabbi Mitch How often do we find ourselves in a situation where we are making a sincere, well intentioned effort to change either our or someone else’s thinking from negative to positive? I would imagine that …

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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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