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Helping People Up Won’t Pull You Down

Late one night a young grocery store clerk locked the front door and began to clean up.  Suddenly there was a knock on the door.  An elderly woman was standing outside tapping on the window. The

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It’s Never Too Late To Appreciate

Once upon a time there was a little dog that was unhappy with his life.  As he lay in his backyard, he spotted a cat on top of a wall.  “I wish I could climb walls like that cat!” he thought. Walking

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Build Trust To Build Results

On the first day his son joined the family firm, the founder took him on to the roof of the factory building and said, “I am going to give you your very first lesson in business.  Stand on the

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Don’t Be A Character — Have It!

What gift can we all possess that costs nothing but is worth everything?  That we can demonstrate daily, but lose in seconds if we don’t guard it carefully? That determines the quality of our relationships

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Develop strong friends, relationships to prosper

A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a humid day, sipping iced tea with his father.  As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities and obligations, the father thoughtfully

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Maximize Your Shot Clock Of Life

When you are a youngster, you never think about tomorrow.  You take tomorrow for granted, thinking you have an endless string of days ahead of you.  In short, you put things off.  You are

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Lies And Deception Deserve A Chilly Reception

According to a new biography, a man who became infamous for deception got his start at a young age.  As a high-school sophomore, this young man was assigned to present a book report to his class. Because

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Show Respect And You’ll Have No Regret

Thomas Jefferson arrived alone on horseback at the main hotel in Baltimore and asked for a room.  The landlord of the hotel, named Boyden, looked Jefferson up and down and surmised that he was a

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Work for a Cause, Not Applause

Albert Einstein believed that “only a life lived for others is worth living.”  I believe that is one of his most significant observations.   And I couldn’t agree more. While most of us can’t

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Kind Words Are The Music Of The World

A teacher asked her young pupils to tell about their acts of kindness to animals.  After several heart-stirring stories, the teacher asked Tommy if he had anything to add.  He replied rather proudly,

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