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A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
July 19th, 2018 3:48 pm
When the great library of Alexandria got burnt, as the story goes, one book was saved. It was not a valuable book, however, and so a poor man who could read just a little, bought it for a few coppers. The book wasn’t very interesting, but between its pages there was something very interesting indeed. It was a thin strip of vellum on which was written the secret of the “Touchstone!” The touchstone was a small pebble that could turn any common metal into pure gold. The writing explained that...
DÉJÀ VU
July 18th, 2018 4:03 pm
I was at the grocery store sometime ago and overheard a conversation between a young couple. They were trying to decide how much more they could spend in the week. As I walked by, I could see new wedding bands and heard the wife ask the husband, "Do we have enough to get this too?" His reply was, "Do you have enough gas in your car till Friday?" I've never had a flashback so vivid; more than 20 years ago, I had a very similar conversation with my young wife. I wanted to stop and tell this young...
FINISH YOUR RACE!
July 17th, 2018 1:41 pm
My favourite movie of all time is Cool Runnings. It is loosely based on the true story about the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team which competed in the Calgary Winter Olympics. I loved it as a 12-year-old child and always kept it as my favourite movie. It is silly but also inspirational. When I watch the movie now, I look at it at a much deeper level. Here’s what I mean. After the team qualifies for the Olympics, it gets three runs on three separate days. The first run is a disaster; the second run...
RANDOM KINDNESS
July 16th, 2018 4:08 pm
A few years ago I had purchased another car since my old one did not look as though it were going to keep working for much longer. I still had my old car and had not got rid of it yet when this happened. Each day I would drive to the next town and park my new car in a residential area and walk a few blocks to get to work. On the way, I noticed this one car that was identical to my old car, except for its different color and the fact that it also had a missing hubcap. One morning that week, I too...
AT THE END OF THE STRUGGLE...
July 15th, 2018 12:38 pm

They say life doesn't give you what you deserve, but what you fight for. Life has all that we need to live, like gold underneath the earth that you need to extract from the mother earth. In extracting it there are different levels of difficulty to be encountered. As we go deeper into the bowles of the earth, there are places that are soft and others that are rocky and hard which may make one want to give up. Encountering rocky and situations in life doesn't mean you should give in. On the journe...

SOWING KINDNESS, REAPING SMILES
July 14th, 2018 5:01 pm
During a trip to a local veteran’s hospital with my dad in 2012, a Marine Corps veteran, I noticed that many of the veterans lacked basic toiletries and lived too far from the hospital for family or friends to visit regularly. I was only 13 at the time, but decided to make a 4‑H service project to bring smiles and support to veterans staying in VA hospitals by hand-delivering homemade get-well cards. After my first visit I learnt that many long-term care veterans lacked basic hygiene item...
BIGGER THAN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
July 13th, 2018 5:10 pm

I am from Baltimore, Maryland. I am an author, fashion model, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, mentor, and woman of God. My life has proven to be a journey of unexpected challenges. I developed a rare form of cancer (Rhabdomysarcoma) at 3 years old. As a result of this cancer, multiple surgeries (too many to count) along with chemotherapy and radiation treatment, I was forced to have two permanent ostomies which aid my bladder and bowel functions; because of my condition, I am stuck with the...

A LESSON IN LETTING GO
July 12th, 2018 4:36 pm
"If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down." -Amit Ray
 
“It’s been exactly ten years since my controlling, abusive ex-fiancé sold my favourite guitar which cost almost a $1,000 and took me ages to save for. He sold it on the day I broke up with him. When I went to pick up my belongings, he was proud that he had sold it to a local pawnshop. Luckily, I managed to track down the guy that boug...
THE TIME IS NOW
July 11th, 2018 5:07 pm

A coworker of mine died in a car accident on the way home from work last week. During his funeral several people from the office were in tears, saying kind things like, “I loved him. We all loved him so much. He was such a wonderful person.” Of course, I started crying too. But I couldn’t help but wonder whether these people had told him that they loved him while he was alive, or whether it was only with death that this powerful word, “love,” had been used without question or hesitatio...

SLOWING DOWN
July 10th, 2018 3:51 pm
This morning I saw an elderly woman in a wheelchair rolling down the sidewalk in the pouring rain just outside the coffee shop where I was writing. She was moving at a snail’s pace and I thought she might be struggling, so I ran out into the rain and asked her if she needed assistance or a dry resting spot. She smiled and said, “I appreciate it, but the rain feels great against my skin. I’m out here and going slow on purpose.” -Author Unknown 
 
In Jeremiah 2:25 the prophet writes, "Slow...
 
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