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An Attitude of Gratitude | Happy Thanksgiving Day

An Attitude of Gratitude Imagine this: You are approaching the door of a business and notice that someone is walking in close proximity behind you. You recognize that they are going to enter the establishment as well; therefore, you politely hold open the door to let them in before you. Now, imagine that as the people are entering the building they don't say "thank you" or even acknowledge your kind gesture. How would that make you feel? I would venture to say that the rude behavior from that person walking into the building might surprise you, disappoint you or even anger you. One of the first lessons we receive from our parents is to say Please and Thank you. When...

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It's your Temple, keep it well...

I have two little children and whenever we go to our favorite supermarket, we have a ritual that we practice almost every time. If I forget about it, the children will certainly remind me. At Publix, which is a wonderful supermarket chain here in Florida, they have a scale to weigh yourself near the exit. It's not one of those fancy digital scales, it's one of those elegant ones with the giant dial on the front and the needle that speeds up to the number of shame (or pride if you have been behaving well). I am writing this shortly after the Holiday season and of course you can imagine that the sight of that needle approaching my all-time highest...

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TWS 011 What can you do when facing the Storm? Simply S.T.A.R.T.

You probably already know that life is comprised of a series of ups and downs; Twists and turns which end up testing us to the core. Hopefully, in our formative years, we were able to establish a solid foundation upon which to continue constructing the building that will ultimately be our life's biggest achievement. Even if we were fortunate enough to be standing upon a solid foundation, the solidity and stability of that foundation is bound to be tested from time to time. For some, a challenging situation could present itself in the form of a medical diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, a sudden financial burden or a host of other reasons. Regardless of what this traumatic situation...

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How To Survive The Relentless Winds of Life's Challenges.

You probably already know that life is comprised of a series of ups and downs; Twists and turns which end up testing us to the core. Hopefully, in our formative years, we were able to establish a solid foundation upon which to continue constructing the building that will ultimately be our life's biggest achievement. Even if we were fortunate enough to be standing upon a solid foundation, the solidity and stability of that foundation is bound to be tested from time to time. For some, a challenging situation could present itself in the form of a medical diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, a sudden financial burden or a host of other reasons. Regardless of what this traumatic situation...

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What can I do now? Simply S.T.A.R.T.

How we behave after a difficult moment is what determines our Future. It is inevitable that at one time or another, we will face difficulties. Life is rarely a constant line we follow, but rather a series of ups and downs, twists and turns. These variations in our journey are cyclical and while we might be experiencing a moment of relative calm, it is only a matter of time until a sharp turn tests our balance. Should we live life in fear, knowing that these challenges will inevitably arrive? Absolutely Not! We should instead enjoy our life, while preparing for those moments. I understand that sometimes the difficult times we face, prevent us from seeing any glimmer of hope in...

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