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Faithful

As children, we were taught to never lie, cheat or steal. Not everyone took to the teaching.

If someone lies, cheats, steals or participates in any type immoral behavior, they might get away with it. A short-term “success” of this kind does long-term damage to the individual. Their self-esteem takes the hit.

Staying faithful through tough situations is hard. But the situation will pass, and remaining solid will build you into a better, stronger person. Stay faithful…

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Routine

Vacations are something we look forward to because they are a break from our routines. Routines are necessary for daily life, and yet they can produce boredom and even apathy.

People settle into routines in their free time, too. They watch television, play online games etc. Over time, these habits bring more boredom into our lives.

We must stimulate our minds with good books, art and music. We are hardwired to grow, and creating new neural pathways increases our desire to grow.

Find a new routine. Try something different. And where your new habit becomes less exciting, don’t give it up completely. Try something new!

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Cockiness

Cockiness is unattractive. You know the type of person I’m referring to. Someone who brags about themselves, who has to “one-up” any accomplishments others have. Cocky people are insecure about themselves and their worth.

Confidence is attractive. People who quietly show strength of character, who do the work but don’t care who gets the credit are the type of people I surround myself with. They inspire me.

If you find yourself in a situation where you feel the need to brag, remember that it’s not about you…

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Political Correctness

Political correctness was first recorded in history at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Today it has morphed into watching your language so you don’t offend anyone.

We are going to offend someone whether we have PC culture or not. Some people are wearing their feelings on their sleeves. They get offended easily, especially if your politics don’t align. This has got to stop. It’s destroying peoples ability to just be themselves for fear of insulting someone accidentally.

When you find yourself in a position where you need to apologize, do it immediately. And if you meant to hurt someone’s feelings, go to work on getting your heart right…

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Trash Removal

Are there people in your life who aren’t good for you? Remove them.

If someone is dragging you down, disrespectful and discouraging, the problem is with them, not you. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize when you are in the middle of the storm. But you know something isn’t right.

You are here for a great purpose. The wrong people will get in the way of you achieving it. Take out the trash. Put your faith in God above and ask Him to guide you. He will help you…

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Fairness

We all know that life is hard and life isn’t fair. Life on this side of eternity will remain imperfect. But that’s where the beauty lies.

If life was fair and equitable, opportunity wouldn’t exist. We would all be the same.

Take some time to take a personal inventory of all the opportunities you have been given. And be on the lookout for your next opportunity. It’s coming…

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Impressive

Insecure people try to impress us with their possessions, their position in life and their importance. These things are nice, but they are meaningless in the grand scheme.

Did you want to impress me? Show me you are a kind hearted person who has unshakable character. Show me you are trustworthy, and that your word stands for something. This is what impresses me…

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Have vs. Have Not

Are you grateful for all the good in your life? Family, friends, fresh air, clean water and sunshine are some of the things we can take for granted.

Comparing yourself and your life to others can take your focus off of what you have. Then you start concentrating on what you lack. This only leads to frustration and disappointment.

Keep a list of all the things you’re grateful for. Your focus will change, but it will change for the better…

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What Day Is Today?

Every day is recognized for something. A few days again it was “International Cat Day,” while today is “National Trail Mix Day.” Trail Mix? Seriously?

We should remember that each day God gives us life, our purpose should be to bring people into the light. Spreading goodness never goes out of style. Be a positive influence on those around us.

Be a light, no matter what day it is…

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