Gratitude

What Are You Grateful For Today?

September 14, 2013
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Did you take a moment to be grateful today? Gratitude consists of being fully aware of your current circumstances with all its worrying details, both big and small, and being able to recognize the good. “In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only…

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Today I’m Inspired by: Jeff Hadeed

August 28, 2012
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The Global Financial Crisis In October 2008, a seasoned accounting professional with eight years of public accounting experience and several years in the hospitality and real estate industry, I found myself out of work — a casualty of the global financial crisis. The five-star resort where I had recently been hired as Financial Controller failed…

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Today I’m Inspired by: Alice Herz-Sommer

April 15, 2012
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Alice Herz Sommer

The oldest living Holocaust survivor At 108 years old, Alice Herz-Sommer is both the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor and the world’s oldest concert pianist. She was eight years old when the Titanic sank, saw the start and end of the first world war, survived the atrocities of the Nazi prison camps, outlived her mother, husband…

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21 Inspiring Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 25, 2012
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was born the son of a minister in Boston, Massachusetts in 1803. After attending the prestigious Harvard College, Emerson initially followed in his father’s footsteps and became an ordained minister. While still a young man, however, he left the clergy to pursue a career as an essayist and public speaker. Over the…

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Today I Stand In Awe

February 12, 2012
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In Awe of Whitney Houston

In the hours since the breaking news of Whitney Houston‘s passing, I have seen a range of reactions. There have been expressions of shock and genuine grief from her myriad fans. There have also been reactions of a less supportive nature. Some have expressed confusion and disgust at the outpouring of sorrow. Art, music ……

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RIP, Whitney

February 11, 2012
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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was the first female artist to ever debut at number one on the Billboard charts. She was a six-time Grammy Award winner, and sold over 200 million albums worldwide. Her most loved hits include “I Will Always Love You”, “The Greatest Love of All”, “One Moment in Time”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”,…

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Today I am Grateful for: Charles Dickens

February 7, 2012
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It is February 7th. Had Charles Dickens miraculously lived, today would have been his 200th birthday. His brilliant literary works have brought joy to millions over the generations. Even 140 years after his death, many of his writings have never gone out of print. I recently re-read ‘David Copperfield’ and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of…

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A Brand New Year

December 31, 2011
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2012: A Brand New Year A brand new year stretches before us, an uncertain road not yet traveled.  Traditionally a period of festivity and reflection, the close of each year takes us tumbling through a mishmash of memories – twelve months worth of joys and sorrows,  lucky breaks and challenges, resolutions and regrets. We giddily…

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The Optimist’s Creed: I Promise Myself Today

July 24, 2011
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Sunrise Start Anew

I am not naturally a morning person. In fact, I am the opposite. I am something of a forcibly reformed night owl. My alarm goes off at 5:30am seven days per week. Seven days per week, I hit the five-minute snooze button at least once, and often several times before reluctantly accepting that another day…

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Thank You, Steve!

July 10, 2011
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As a child, between the ages of eight and ten years old, I devoured books. I have a natural love of learning, and the reading program introduced at my elementary school really stirred this. We were treated to weekly visits to the public library, and our parents were given the opportunity to purchase in bulk…

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