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The Content of Character

Posted on August 19, 2021
The Content of Character

“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” -- Heraclitus


Simple, everyday choices often have the greatest impact on our lives. Our bodies weaken if we make poor food choices, but they strengthen and thrive with small, daily choices to eat well and stay active.


Positive choices most often yield positive results. 


Our character is shaped much the same way. Small, daily choices grow and strengthen the content of our character.


Honesty, responsibility, kindness, courage, fairness, wisdom are the qualities of a healthy, well-developed character. These form the ‘content of character’ that nurtures true happiness and well-being. These are the positive qualities that, when used to influence and inform even simple, everyday decisions, can have a profoundly positive effect on our own lives and the lives of those around us.    


Like the body, character is strengthened by the choices we make: small, daily decisions to think, speak, and act in a way that reflects the best of who you are now and shapes the best possible version of who you will become.


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A Little 'Pebble' of Kindness Goes a Long Way

Posted on August 12, 2021
A Little 'Pebble' of Kindness Goes a Long Way

Ever throw a pebble into a lake?  The pebble sinks almost immediately, but its effect can be seen long after that small rock disappears.  Little waves ripple out across the surface, tiny at first, they grow larger, spreading out across the water.  

Even for something as small as a pebble, its effect can be greater than expected. 

The things we do--the things we say--are often similar to pebbles thrown into the water. Their effects can be great--greater than we can imagine.

Something as simple as a kind word, a smile, or a friendly gesture could have a lasting impact on someone around you.

A little ‘pebble’ of kindness may just be the catalyst to inspire, motivate, and encourage others in a way you could never imagine.  Someone may forget what you’ve said or done, but that someone may remember how you made them feel for years to come. 

Leave positive memories behind with little pebbles of kindness.

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A Disguised Blessing

Posted on August 12, 2021
A Disguised Blessing

Where there’s hope, disappointment lurks in the shadows waiting to pounce.  At least, it sure seems that way.  We’ve all experienced it: that hopeful anticipation, that expectation of something promising only to feel the sucker punch of disappointment. 

Whether it’s something we’ve worked hard to accomplish, an expected reward, or a blessing hoped for, when it doesn’t happen, doesn’t work, or doesn’t come, the disappointment can be crushing. 

But there are times when disappointment is actually a blessing in disguise. 

Disappointment often presents opportunities. Oh, they may be hidden very well behind disillusionment and frustration.  The thing is, you have to look for those opportunities.  You have to be open to thinking outside the box -- and maybe even willing to move in a completely different direction.

When struck by a blow of disappointment, learn to watch for opportunity.  You may just find that the disappointment was simply a blessing, disguised.


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Posted on November 16, 2020

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