TURN … AND COME ROUND RIGHT – February 25.2011

By Steve Goodier Not long ago a commercial airliner, whose pilot was new to New York, landed at JFK Airport. He steered the jet onto a taxiway and stopped. Then slowly he began turning. First he nosed the aircraft to the right. Then to the left. Then he turned the plane completely around. Finally, over…

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ADMITTING OUR SCHNOZZLES – February 24.2011

ADMITTING OUR SCHNOZZLES A humorous story has it that many years ago a soldier was sentenced to be flogged. As if something hilarious were about to happen, he chuckled as they led him away and laughed uproariously throughout the whipping. When the painful punishment finally ended, the officer in charge demanded, “What’s so funny about…

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Laughter – February 23.2011

Laughter Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill.” He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was one in 500. He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, “If illness can be caused by negativity, can…

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Don’t Underestimate Your Greatness – February 22.2011

Don’t Underestimate Your Greatness By Josh Hinds As a whole I think there is a sad tendency in most of us to underestimate just how powerful we are. Just how much greatness lies inside each and every one of us – just waiting to get out. The reality is if you knew just how special…

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The Test Of Three – February 21.2011

Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you hear or are about to repeat a rumor: In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just…

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Being Grateful – February 18.2011

As soon as you start to feel differently about what you already have, you will start to attract more of the good things, more of the things you can be grateful for.” — Joe Vitale: —I’m grateful for what I already have.” That’s a pretty rare resolution, don’t you think? Especially when the rest of…

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“I Can” Is Courageousness – February 17.2011

– By Larry Crane *** What would you like to have? What would you like to do? What would you like to be? Yes, what is it? Now, whatever you said, what’s stopping you? Why don’t you have it? Why don’t you do it? Why don’t you be it? Put yourself on the spot, what…

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How To Be Happy – February 11.2011

Are you almost disgusted with life, little man? I’ll tell you a wonderful trick that will bring you contentment, if anything can Do something for somebody, quick! Are you awfully tired with play, little girl? Wearied, discouraged, and sick- I’ll tell you the loveliest game in the world, Do something for somebody quick! Though it…

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Being 8 Years Old Again – February 10.2011

Being Eight Years Old Again I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again. I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and…

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Keeping The Peace – February 7.2011

KEEPING THE PEACE Do you remember the famous feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys? A squabble started between these families in the states of Kentucky and West Virginia during the American Civil War. After the war, the feud was kept alive by disputes over a fiddle worth $1.75 and a stray razorback hog. According…

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