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Humor Friday

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.

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—W.C. Fields (Public domain)

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Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (by JK Stieler, 1828; public domain)

…I abhor reality shows, especially those which revolve around the justice system. A constant stream of whiners, complainers, “victims of circumstance,” and excuse-makers. Nothing is ever anyone’s fault. Poor behavior is always the result of something somebody else did to the person exhibiting the behavior.

Bull! History is replete with souls who faced all kinds of very real and very terrible circumstances with character and perseverance, driven by a strong moral compass. No complaints. No lamenting. Just a faith-based inner strength that allowed them to plow forward in the face of overwhelming odds.

A small percentage of these people we know about from the history books, but the overwhelming majority we do not. The souls who didn’t seek out others in search of sympathy or “justice.” They just persevered. We don’t see much of those people on reality shows; they are too busy silently pushing forward. In the end, however, the great Reward will be theirs. Every action we take, every behavior we exhibit, will ultimately be judged.

—MSH

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You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.

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—Carlos Castaneda

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Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

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—Lewis Carroll (Courtesy of http://www.lewiscarroll.org)

…It is almost always our own decision to deviate from our path. Remember to set guideposts along the way to gauge your forward movement, and then simply travel from where you are at now to the very next guidepost on your map. Repeat this enough times, and you will achieve at your desired destination.

—MSH

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Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.

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—Thomas Carlyle (by Eliott & Fry Photography)

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Humor Friday

No matter how bad it gets I’m always rich when I go to the dollar store.

Wheelbarrow Full Of Cash

—Anonymous

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He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

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by unknown artist, oil on canvas, circa 1629

John Milton (Public domain)

…Think of this quote the next time you turn on any reality show. As a group, have we spiritually or mentally advanced in 400 years? Truth is, every generation—past, present, future—offers us the multitude who never look within, and those who quietly strive, day in and day out, to move closer to their Creator.

MSH

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Boldness be my friend.

Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (Public domain)

…It is so easy to remain in our comfort zone, maintain the status quo. But, in the eloquent words of Pope Benedict XVI, “you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness.” Greatness in your own unique way.

If we don’t push the boundaries of our little comfort bubble, our mind begins to atrophy. Our dreams wither and our ambitions die a slow death. But, if we live with a calculated, controlled boldness, something amazing happens. First—and this is the hard part—we face immediate resistance. We open ourselves up to criticism and the unknown. It is not easy and it is not comfortable. However, if we maintain our bold mindset in the face of this resistance, we suddenly begin to experience life once again. That spark, that excitement, that passion we used to feel all the time when we were younger.

When we live with boldness as our friend, we still may not end up precisely where we set out for, but the Journey will have been incredible.

MSH

 

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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Cosmic Stairway

Lao Tzu

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Nothing stops the person who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop their achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of their powers of accomplishment.

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Thomas Carlyle (Scottish philosopher; photo by Eliott & Fry Photography)

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