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Reading some friends’ posts or talking with others who may have a different point of view, and I have to remind myself of this.  Thought some others might find it useful too…


Take A Break!


“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. — Ovid

 I love the quote above from the ancient Roman Ovid: He reminds us that for millennia farmers have known that every so often they must allow a field to “rest” or go fallow between plantings.”

This excerpt is from an article published on the Huffington Post (read HERE), a great article on why it is important to let yourself rest, and the overall benefits.  I wrote a similar post on Sabbath Rest and referenced a book review (HERE).

It is important to recognize that others are writing about this, right now.  We are in a world where the “Go” button is always on.  That’s not good.  In another study, it was noted that people who worked more than 40 hours per week were actually less productive.

Take notice of these admonishments to rest.  You’ll be thanking the authors someday, instead of your doctor, or worse – your mortician!


Quote For The Day

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatche...

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (right) is greeted by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone before the funeral service for former President Ronald Reagan at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.” ~Margaret Thatcher


Do you ever think about the possibility that an enemy could eventually be a friend?  I know there was a time I didn’t always feel that way.  Sometimes when we let ourselves get so set in our ways we tend to lose sight of what’s important: to show kindness to others, to help someone in need, whether the person is a friend or not. And who knows whether your act of kindness could be the beginning of a great friendship?


Two Wolves


The Legend of the Two Wolves

An elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.  He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.  One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.  The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.  This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”  They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”        

The old man simply replied, “The one you feed.”

 -Paul Keeps Horse

Which one are you feeding?

gray wolf

gray wolf (Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region)


Quote For The Day

 “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
~ Saint Basil

Deutsch: Apfelbaum

 What does your tree look like?
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