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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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How often does something simple happen to us and then, in an instant, we use that situation as a way to help others? The following VERY short story gives us a glimpse into the mind of one of the most peace-loving leaders that the world has ever known.

As Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track.

He was unable to retrieve it as the train started rolling. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first shoe.

Asked by a fellow passenger... Read More

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally... Read More

For the life of me, I don’t understand the reason for people being obsessed with positions. Every individual wants to have a certain designation in their lives so that they can boast about it to their fellow human beings.

Is a title or a designation so important that they cannot do their normal work without it? Whenever a person is asked about their career; they proudly brag about their position and to confirm quickly give out their business card.

Humanity appears to have reached a man’s designation is of more value than the character of the man. It seems that one can attain anything... Read More

Everyone has a bad day. Sometimes our bad days can stretch into a week or more. We can become disheartened and discouraged. What we need at times like these, are reminders that some people may have it a lot worse and harder than what you are experiencing. So, here are a few quick stories that I found on Puffin.com that may allow you to realize…that things could be worse.

Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire. The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks on his back,... Read More

I came across this little story about the famous artist Michelangelo written by Tom Russell (inspirational stories.com) that expressed a reminder to us how strong inspiration can be. When we are truly focused on things that we really want to do in our lives… we can do ANYTHING that we dream of doing.

The artist Michelangelo often stirred up the opposition of the contemporary artists of his day. Many of them envied his magnificent abilities. One example was the architect Bramante.

Pope Julius retained Michelangelo to build him a splendid tomb. Michelangelo gladly accepted... Read More

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?

The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us – and all of us will experience them – we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief... Read More

As most of you know (or don’t know), I am a coach, I have coached soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball on all levels during my 27 years of teaching. I have never done this before, but I decided that I would share with you some “coaching wisdom.” The following article “The Disease of Me” was written by Alan Stein. It was written from a coach’s point of view. It stresses the importance of thinking of others and playing as a team. IN order for a team to be successful, each player has to be unselfish and think about the other people on their team as important as they are. Throughout my... Read More

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