Tag Archives: Challenge

Impact

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My first reaction to this video was of admiration for Jennifer… naturally. She is certainly a girl of indomitable spirit. Although the video speaks only of her victories and the encouragement she received from her family, surely there must have been days, instances, when she would be made to feel incomplete. Not by her family, no, but by others. There… Read more »

Common Denominator

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My son came home from school yesterday, peeved to bits. The manner in which he jerked off his shoes after plonking himself on a handy chair, told its own story. With eyes averted and face glowering with impending thunder, he snatched off his tie and belt as if they were to be summarily hanged. Hmmm, I said to myself. Something’s… Read more »

Thought is Action in Rehearsal

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Some years ago I read a book called Make a Life Not Just a Living written by Dr Ron Jenson. The merits of the books are too numerous to list here. Suffice to say that if you haven’t yet read the book, you missed something wonderful. I trust you will repair the omission speedily.  However, I digress. Dr Jenson talks… Read more »

Zoilism

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  The dictionary lists Zoilism as nagging, unjust criticism. Zolius was a Greek grammarian and a cynical philosopher. Carping, nagging criticism seems to have been his forte. His most famous work is a monograph called Homeric Questions in which he analyzed Homer’s work and pointed our many errors. Since then, his name is associated with unfair, malignant and harsh criticism…. Read more »

Yet

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Do you know the most effective way of interpreting failure Yet? How you deal with life’s defeats will shape your future. It is possible that you have had many references to failure in the past. With each new incident, you have acquired a new leg of reference for your table of failure. As you know, the more legs a table… Read more »

Xenoi

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  Xenos (plural Xenoi) is the Greek word for a stranger or a guest who is a friend. This guest- friend might well be a god in disguise and may possess the power to bless you and your household. Thus the Greeks have a custom of extending hospitality to all strangers because, who knows which one of them might be… Read more »

Wholehearted

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 Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It is going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid,… Read more »

Valid

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A reason (for doing something or not) having a sound basis in logic or fact, is Valid. Such reasons are well, grounded, justifiable, rational and sustainable. They are eternal and objective. Their impact in the long- range is benign and desirable. You may have a hundred reasons to stop you for doing something; you need just ONE Valid reason to… Read more »

Unbounded

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There is more than limitlessness to the word Unbounded. There is a freedom associated with the word, boisterous and exhilarating. It doesn’t speak of an absence of shackles; the feeling is not of fences being knocked down. The feeling is of a state where there never were boundaries; where there could never have been limits. The word creates a feel… Read more »

Tribe

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  One of the meanings listed in the dictionary under Tribe is: A group of people sharing an occupation, interest, or habit.                Example: a Tribe of graduate students. A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one… Read more »