Everyone is responsible for their own joy.
The other day I expressed my concern for the folks who are lonely. Well I also get concerned about friends I know who always seem to be down in the dumps. I honestly believe that the best things…Continue
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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
I think the greatest malady of older folks is loneliness. For many it…Continue
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“There is no bad time for good news.”
There hardly seems to be a day that goes by without news of shootings, major fires, famine, violence and the like.…Continue
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“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”
Thomas S. Monson
One of the ways I believe we can keep life interesting is to periodically take…Continue
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Success to me is being a good person, treating people well.
The other day I attended the funeral of the father of one of my son-in-laws. I did not…Continue
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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
The other day I shared with you how…Continue
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Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.
Yesterday I was able to catch up with a good friend who is battling cancer. His chemo treatments…Continue
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“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control over what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
I met with three of my favorite…Continue
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“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention”
Yesterday I suggested that one of the secrets of having a productive life was to be a good…Continue
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"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."
One of the concerns I have often heard about has been how many of us concentrate so heavily on what we want to say in…Continue
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Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Here we go again another week and another start as we continue to live the rest of our…Continue
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As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
I have been reminded lately of how much…Continue
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“The future begins today.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman
I have been maintaining a pretty low profile lately as I work my way back to good health and fitness. I have lost…Continue
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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
I had breakfast with a good friend yesterday who is undergoing surgery today. I am sure…Continue
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“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”
Yesterday I expressed some concern for those who get diverted from a path that would lead them to…Continue
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“May your star guide you to walk in the right path.”
Lailah Gifty Akita,
If you are like many of us there have been one or more times in your life when you decided…Continue
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It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
I stumbled across a poem yesterday that triggered a remembrance of a comment someone…Continue
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When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and 'good, orderly direction' to enter.
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Never give up on yourself. Then you will never give up on others.
While I was upset that I had disappointed an acquaintance last week in a way I am…Continue
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A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Henry Van Dyke
Yesterday I shared with you the remorse I felt because I had put a potential friendship in jeopardy because of making some thoughtless flippant remarks to someone I…Continue
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