You’ll Get Exactly What You Expect – May 18.2011

I remember a young lady who went to work for a company immediately after graduating from college. She seemed extremely talented but unbelievably timid. She was assigned to a division-level marketing department where she assisted in the production of advertising and collateral material. Her supervisor associated her shyness with a lack of technical and conceptual…

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Touch The Sky – May 17.2011

We don’t always get the results we want. I read that a few years ago a Ukrainian businessman bought a pager for each member of his staff as a New Year’s gift. He was returning from the store when the pagers caused him to wreck his car. Just as he was pulling up to his…

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You Are No Different – May 16.2011

Picture in your mind the most incredible thing designed by mankind that you have ever seen. Perhaps the Empire State Building, the Shuttle built by the technicians at NASA, The Golden Gate Bridge or even the intricate detailing in a painting you’ve seen. What name comes to mind when I say the words “creative genius?”…

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If Dog’s Were Teachers – May 13.2011

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp,…

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Gratitude – May 12.2011

Why Living a Life of Gratitude Can Make You Happy Many days, I try to humble myself and hold a 2-minute gratitude session. I simply sit or kneel, with no distractions, close my eyes, and think about what I’m grateful for and who I’m grateful for. I don’t do it every day, but let me…

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Wow! – May 10.2011

WOW! Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon. All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I…

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The Art Of Listening – May 9.2011

Listen to everyone Listen to those who love you and those who don’t; to those who bore you; even to your enemies. It works a small miracle, and perhaps a great one. Listen to what hasn’t been said Listen to what has been said, and especially to the unspoken – therein lie nuggets of truth…

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Against the Odds? A True Story – May 6.2011

There are many inspirational stories in sports, but perhaps none as compelling as the one Kathy and Tim Ritvo are sharing with the media during Kentucky Derby week. Three years after watching the Derby from a hospital bed with no assurance that she would live long enough to watch or attend another, Kathy is saddling…

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Attitude – May 5.2011

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness…

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Are You Prepared? – April 29.2011

Abraham Lincoln once said, “I will prepare, and some day my chance will come.” When his chance came, he was ready. During his seminary years, one priest-in-training owned a favorite T-shirt. Across the front was emblazoned: “Expectant Father.” His chance came and he, too, was ready. When your chance comes, will you be ready? I…

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