June 18th, 2019 10:00 am
It was one busy morning in those rush hours when I hopped into the bus heading to town to run some errands. I sat next to some guy. His name was Musa. He said "Hi" and I replied with a smile and our conversation began from there. We talked about a lot of things, particularly about life and work, and he just began complementing my natural look. He said he was impressed with how natural I was. I am the kind of girl who keeps it all natural: no makeup - and I always keep my African hair as natural...
June 17th, 2019 10:00 am
People are good! Today, on my flight to Denver, the pilot announced that they were expecting some turbulence as we descended. A woman in the rear of the plane who was afraid of flying became very anxious after this announcement. The flight attendant reseated her at the front where it’s usually less bumpy. She sat in a middle seat across from me. The strangers on each side of her could have responded to her fears by ignoring them or being irritated at the inconvenience of having a tall lady in...
June 16th, 2019 10:22 am
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew his mast...
June 15th, 2019 10:22 am
Criminals are not criminals by accident. They think themselves into wrongdoing. They think about crime for so long that they lose the sense of its wrongness. Every form of wrongdoing is the product of a sequence of wrong thinking. It may take years for a man to make a murderer of himself, but he can do it. It is dreaming of doing something that, at first, shocks and horrifies, but later becomes a familiar companion, which makes the criminal. The same thing holds true in every department of life....
June 14th, 2019 10:21 am
"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have." -John D. Rockefeller III
Many men find something to apply themselves to, but are these things they love doing? Things that bring them fulfillment which goes beyond money, fame and reward? In each man has been placed some gifts which, when used well, bring him t...
June 13th, 2019 10:21 am
Realising that I was only human, I prayed and was given understanding. The spirit of Wisdom came to me. I regarded her more highly than any throne or crown. Wealth was nothing compared to her. Precious jewels could not equal her worth; beside Wisdom all the gold in the world is a handful of sand, and silver is nothing more than clay. I valued her more than health and good looks. Hers is a brightness that never grows dim, and I preferred it to any other light. When Wisdom came to me, all good thi...
June 12th, 2019 12:36 pm

Here's to him who makes the best

Of the goods before him spread.
For this world is what we make it, and
We're a deuce of a long time dead.
-John William Sargent
Says Dr. Sun Wolf, "Too often too late comes too soon." We all are constantly contemplating some things we shall apply ourselves to, or achieve, or concern ourselves with, at some future point. We postpone practically everything: we fail to eat well and work out often - which impacts our health; we often are...
June 11th, 2019 9:41 am
Do you know why it is that the Communists are so opposed to religion? Because religion, as it is commonly accepted, teaches man resignation to conditions as they are - teaches, in effect, that God created some men poor and some rich. That this unequal distribution is a perfectly natural thing. And that we must not rail against it because it will all be made right in the next world. Napoleon, in his early Jacobin days, denounced religion for that very reason. But when he had won power, when he pl...
June 10th, 2019 9:07 am
There once lived a king who, despite a life filled with luxury, was neither happy nor content. One day the king came upon a common peasant who was singing happily while he worked. The happiness of this common man fascinated the king. Why was the ruler of the land, with all the luxury available to him, unhappy and gloomy while a lowly peasant had so much joy in his life? The king asked the man, “Why are you so happy?” The man replied, “Your Majesty, I am a common man, but my family and I do...
June 9th, 2019 9:07 am
"The best philosophy is to [perform] one's duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is." -Horace Walpole
Life happens to us all, but everyone takes it differently. Some people stand too rigidly as the wind of life blows and so they either get carried away or knocked down by it. Some others, however, learn early enough that we must be malleable in our approach to life, assiduou...
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