Monthly Archives: September 2007

Do What You Love

Do what you love and find a way to share it with others. That’s my motto, and I’m pleased to find myself in illustrious company. People as diverse as Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett and Wayne Dyer all agree…it’s the secret … Continue reading

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Love, Compassion and a Lot of Humility

In a recent post at Monk at Work, Adam Kayce presents some interesting food for thought. He says that connecting with your own purpose and passion isn’t the same as connecting with the Divine. He doesn’t say how you can … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Inspiration

This video clip from Facing the Giants encourages us to push ourselves, to do more with our lives…to stop cheating ourselves by setting our sights too low. That’s probably true for a lot of people. But it’s also true that … Continue reading

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Living Every, Every Minute

In Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town, Emily, the central character, has died in childbirth. She is allowed to come back to earth to revisit one day in her life. She has been warned it will be more than she can … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration

Where do you find your inspiration…new ideas…new ways of looking at things? Tony D. Clark at Success From the Nest has just asked this question. It made me more aware of how I go about writing these posts. I look … Continue reading

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Live Your Own Life

If I were in the above picture, I would be the fellow in green, looking down, not quite in synch with the others. I would be thinking, “Is this how I want to spend my life…tagging behind others, expected to … Continue reading

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Reprogramming Our Robot Minds

Jenny and Erin at a tongue-in-cheek quest for understanding have started a discussion/contest on the subject of habits. More specifically: How big of a role do habits play in your daily life? Do your habits typically form intentionally or unconsciously? … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Gratitude

Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity. I sure hope you know what you’re doing. I’m not a religious person. In fact, I don’t intellectually believe in a theist god, one who gets involved in the affairs of humans. But that … Continue reading

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Nurturing Friendships

A friend is someone who brings out the best in you. —Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. —Marlene Dietrich Who can you call on at 4 o’clock in the morning? For … Continue reading

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