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Greed

The culture of The United States has become greed. Get more, be more and you are worth more, right?

The consequences of a greedy lifestyle are poor emotional and physical health. Relationships are compromised. People sacrifice quality of life for quantity, yet they never find contentment.

Contentment brings peace into your life. It allows you to see the value you have in the world by your mere presence. Contentment doesn’t take the place of ambition. It puts it in perspective…

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Pretenders

Did you ever play make believe games when you were a child? I certainly did. I would put a cape on and pretend I was Superman. One time I jumped off the roof of our house and pretended to fly. It didn’t end well…

Some people continue make believe into adulthood. They might act a little greater than they really are, trying to impress others.

Allowing other people to see the real you is freeing. It’s true that some people might not like you, but it doesn’t matter. You have to like you, and that requires being comfortable with who you are.

So accept yourself as you are while constantly trying to improve yourself. God created you and me, so we are good enough…

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I Dare You!

Do you remember being dared to do stupid stuff when you were a kid? And do you remember actually taking the dare, even though you knew it would turn out badly? Stupid pride said we had to do it.

Now I will dare you to do something! I dare you to dream big, even outrageous dreams for your life. Then take a step, even a small one in the direction of your dream. And keep stepping. And no matter how many times you stumble and fall, keep getting back up. No one can keep you down except yourself.

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Thank You

I have observed an increase in rudeness over the past several years. Simple niceties like opening doors and saying ‘thank you’ are becoming rarer and rarer. I’m guessing this is because we are busier than we’ve ever been, but that doesn’t make it acceptable.

To all of my followers who read my work, thank you! I appreciate every one of you. You have a choice in how you spend your time, and I’m honored you spend a few moments with me…

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Daily Evaluation

Do you take time to evaluate yourself at the end of your day? Ask yourself some questions: was I judgmental today? Was I easy to work with? Was I kind to myself when I made a mistake,

Self-evaluation allows us to see how we are doing. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on our growth as a man or woman. And we can find the areas we want to improve in…

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