Thomas Cannon’s life may have seemed unremarkable. He had a wife, two sons, and a job as a postal clerk. He didn’t own a fancy house or drive a swanky car. But he had one interesting habit: He liked to give away money. People often wondered how he could afford to be so generous. Cannon’s…
A student who revered his work once approached author Robert Heinlen. She said, “Your books have done so much for me. I want to give something back.” Heinlen shook his head and corrected her, “You don’t give back, you give forward.” In our efforts to show kindness, gratitude, and charity we should find ways that…
Whatever the ups and downs of detail within our limited experience, the larger whole is primarily beautiful.
We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
THE DALAI LAMA
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
W. T. PURKISER
It’s a word I have used throughout most of my life without really giving it much thought. It’s a word we are all familiar with, and most of us use it on a daily basis. I’m talking about “thanks.” We know how to use it, and we know the good that comes from it, but…
People meet you where you are. If you’re open, they tend to be open. If you’re closed, they tend to be closed. If you’re vulnerable, they tend to be vulnerable. And people are often a little insecure and afraid of themselves. They’re afraid to tip their hand. It’s just human nature, self-preservation. People will generally only tip their hand when they see you tip your hand.
JOHN HOPE BRYANT
The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world’s greatest events are not produced, they happen.
G. C. LICHTENBERG