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Recognition

We live in a “look at me” culture. Being the center of attention has overtaken common sense in some cases. Do you remember the so-called “influencer” who videoed himself licking a public toilet bowl? He has no influence over me.

Focus on doing what’s right, being kind and compassionate without worrying about getting the attention. These characteristics never go out of style…

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Quiet

There is something peaceful about early morning before the busyness of the day begins. We need quiet in our lives to clear our minds and our thoughts.

Quiet makes some people uncomfortable. They revel in the noise. I encourage you, if you are one of those people, learn to be comfortable in the quiet. The noise of the world will always be there waiting for you to return…

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Ask!

Are you fulfilled in your life? If you answered yes, congratulations! But if your answer is no, you have the power to change your life.

A fulfilling life has nothing to do with money. It’s about service. Serving others changes you. There’s something magical and unexplainable about the feeling you get when you do something for someone who can never repay you.

If you aren’t getting all you want from life, ask for more. Then go do the work…

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The Other Side

We believe things. When I was a child, I believed in Santa Claus. In some ways I still believe Santa is real. I know gravity and eternal life are real, even though I can’t see them.

But what about our staunchly held opinions? What happens to our beliefs when facts show them to be wrong or misguided? To be open minded, it’s good and necessary to explore the other side of an issue. Be willing to let go of your beliefs if evidence is presented to the contrary…

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Satiety

Satiety means you have had enough. If someone you know is treating you rudely, or abusively, or any other wrong behavior, you will eventually hit your satiety point with them.

Conversely, when someone treats you well, with loving kindness, you want more.

Spend your time with those who enrich your life, not the ones who aren’t good for you…

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Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. Every day. There’s even a series of books for “dummies” that are designed to keep us from making mistakes when we are learning something new!

Our past mistakes or the fear of making a mistake shouldn’t prevent us from trying and learning new things. They are part of the process.

When was the last time you tried something new? Why not make it today…

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Unreachable

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, but realize you aren’t getting through to them?

There’s a handful of reasons for this. Maybe they have an inflated ego, and really don’t care what anyone else has to say. Or perhaps there is something going on in their lives that has taken all their energy.

If it’s ego, stop trying and walk away. If it is a distraction, show compassion and listen…

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