It’s all UP to you

A few days ago I got an interesting e-mail. It was a Christian message made up of seven brief paragraphs. Each paragraph consisted of a heading, a one-sentence explanation, and a biblical quotation. The seven headings were: Wake Up!, Dress Up!, Shut Up!, Stand Up!, Look Up!, Reach Up!, Lift Up! I thought it was a great idea and decided …

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Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd

Which of these two sayings is true? “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” or “Out of sight, out of mind.” The answer is that both are true. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is true over the short term and “Out of sight, out of mind” is true over the long term. For example, when Charlie’s girlfriend, Betty, is gone …

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Taking life lightly doesn’t mean living without passion

Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave (Quentin Crisp) Believe it or not, my life is based on a true story. Come to think of it, so is yours. And so was Quentin Crisp’s. One of the lines he left with us before his death at age 90 was, “Life was a …

Enthusiasm: Source of Boundless Energy

The word enthusiasm comes from Greek and means God within (entheos). It refers to a divine spark or fire that burns within the breast of those with a passion for a cause, job, or life in general. Enthusiasm, according to Henry Ford, is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, …

Adventure of Life – The world is a book and every step turns a new page

A Sherpa boy was born into a life of adventure. He saw the beauty that surrounded him, felt the frigid blasts of mountain air that invigorated him, heard the peaceful sounds of quietude, tasted the snow that playfully danced in his mouth whenever he spoke, and after blowing out the candle, smelled the fragrance of nightfall. How easy it is …