Archives for September, 2016

Commitment

The Spirit of Generosity- Part 2

Linda: When my husband says he loves me, I sometimes say, “Give me the details.” I like it when he’s specific. I think we all desire more or less to be recognized for our strengths. It is a source of greatest happiness in our lives to both give and receive love. All the most successful relationships enjoy an abundant flow of love on a daily basis. In our fast-paced society with its constant distractions, we’re challenged...
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The Spirit of Generosity-Part 1

Linda: Moses Mendelssohn, the grandfather of the well-know German composer, was far from being a handsome man. Along with rather short stature, he also possessed a formidable humpback. Once he visited a Hamburg merchant with a lovely daughter named Frumtje. Moses fell hopelessly in love with this young woman. But alas, Frumtje was repulsed by his misshapen appearance.
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To Punish or to Teach?

Linda: Years ago, I read a story about three families who were vacationing in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Each family had a son around the same age, and these boys were pals. One day, the three friends got into mischief, as young boys with spirit, imagination, and time on their hands will sometimes do. Their experiment careened out of control, and the fire spread causing a great deal of damage to property. Thankfully, no...
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General

What’s The Best Thing to Do to Make More Money?

Linda: I am a romantic. I believe that people should marry for love, but I am also practical. If being married will assist in the process of being financially fit, I’m all for it. And if being extremely happily married will increase your wealth, well then, why not go for the gold, literally wealth? Why not go for the gold of the greatest possible marriage, with the material wealth as a delightful side effect. According to...
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Don’t Make the Mistake of Undervaluing Mistakes

Only the dead don't make mistakes.




Linda: I came across a story that I just love. A very well known scientist who had achieved remarkable medical breakthroughs, was being interviewed by a journalist who asked him what he thought made him different from the other scientists all of whom were equally brilliant, well trained and experienced, yet who didn't have the same success as he. The reporter asked, "How was it that you were the one who consistently...
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

We (Linda and Charlie) are both inspired by the stories of people who have endured great hardship and have come through the darkness, stronger at the broken places. We refer to their ordeals as “psychological rags to riches stories.” Some such stories feature people who have descended into such a dark mind-set that death itself seems preferable to a life of living in a relentless and unending hell of mental anguish. Accounts of coming through a...
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Having An Impact on Others

We might make all the difference


Practically every adult who experienced unnecessary suffering in childhood has a story to tell about someone whose kindness, tenderness, and concern restored their sense of hope.”--Bell Hooks

Linda: This is a true story.

Once there was a schoolteacher who taught fourth...
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