Just One Man

Can just One Person Change the World? (these people seem to think so)

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 under Character & Values

Can one person really make much of a difference in this world? Can a single human being truly leave the world better? Come see just how you can indeed leave this world a better place to live. And as you read and watch, let the inspiration motivate you to take action too.

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Jacob Sitting on Dad

Stupidity is Thicker than Blood (lessons from a 6-year-old)

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 under Mind & Attitude

Why do we take the whole of humanity and carve them up into distinct categories of subdivided, semi-related, subgroups, sorted and classified as separate clusters of generalized identities, all tagged and marked for racial and lingual and socioeconomic distinction, subsectioned into demarcated and clearly separated differences? Why not think of others the way my son does?

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Happy girl

7 Reasons Happiness Matters

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 under Happiness

Does happiness truly matter? Does your happiness really make a difference? I contend it does. As a matter of fact, there is little in life more important than how happy you are. I would even add that happiness is the very object and design of your existence. This is not as far-fetched as you may think. See why.

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Smile I

50 Smiles Guaranteed to Make you Smile (get happy in less than 5 minutes)

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 under Happiness

A smile is a magical thing. It melts the grime of life off the skin and replaces darkened minds with light and softens hardened hearts with the genuineness of an honest smile. There is nothing more smile-inducing than another smile. Let these 50 smiles induce one from you, then go induce one from someone else!

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Daydreaming

If not Now, When? (Challenge #5): How to Stop Your Dreams from becoming Regrets

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 under Inspiration & Motivation

I challenge you to do something you’ve always wanted to do. Or learn something you’ve wanted to learn. Or go somewhere you yearn to go. A talent you wish you had. A skill you want to develop. A hobby you want to pursue. But don’t wait. Start today. Not next year or next week or in a couple days. Tomorrow. At the latest.

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cell phones at dinner

The Dangers of Pseudo Intimacy: Unplug and Reconnect (Challenge #4)

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 under Love & Relationships , Marriage and Family

Are you addicted to your smart phone? Do you spend a significant chunk of the day online? Or playing games? Or watching TV? How long can you go without checking status updates or text messages or your twitter feed? The more we rely on electronic media and electronic forms of interaction, ironically, the more disconnected we become. This challenge is to unplug and reconnect.

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Are You Finally Ready to Forgive? (Challenge #3)

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 under Character & Values

When you hold on to resentment or anger or hatred, letting it eat you up from the inside out, your mind gets stuck in a continuous loop. You replay the offense over and over again, unable to free yourself from the person you most want to get away from. Well, it’s time that ends. Learning to forgive your offender will finally free yourself of that mental loop and open yourself to a life filled with more love and more happiness.

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