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At times we feel as though other people are judging us when it is actually the voice of our own conscience trying to get through to us.

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There is no discernible growth in the comfort zone.

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When you’ve traveled down some wrong roads, and lived with the consequences of those bad decisions, warning someone else who’s headed in that direction does not make you judgmental, or a hypocrite. In fact, saying nothing may make you something far worse.

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Don’t try to be your partners fantasy, aspire to become a vital part of their reality

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I recently used the phrase “Yellow Journalism” in front of a young person, and they asked me what it meant. I explained that it was a term used to describe reporting that had little or no legitimate research behind it, which featured eye-catching headlines, exaggerations, scandal-mongering, sensationalism, and at times, pure fabrications.  I added that instead of simply reporting the facts in an unbiased fashion, and allowing people to draw their own conclusions, it was when the story was written with a pre-determined end in mind, and only the facts that supported that conclusion were presented.  The young person then asked, “why have I never heard of this?”  To which I replied, “because we don’t call it Yellow Journalism anymore”.  “What do they call it now” he asked.  I couldn’t help but smile as I replied, “journalism”.

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There is only One who gives life; only One who can truly show us who we were created to be; only One who is worthy of our hope. All other roads are detours.

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A lousy attitude is like a twenty pound sack that we can’t put down. Not so heavy that we can’t lift it, but cumbersome enough to quickly wear us out, and interfere with everything we’re trying to do.  A positive attitude can be like a new set of shock absorbers, stifling the impact of life’s many pot holes.

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