Monthly Archives: June 2012

Opening Three Doors

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” —  Flora Whittemore A door, like a mind, can be open or closed. An open door is friendship and welcome. An open mind is opportunity and compassion. But both an … Continue reading

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Do You See The Shopping Carts?

“A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.” — Heraclitus of Ephesus quote The next time you go to the grocery store, take a moment to look at your shopping cart. Study it’s color. It’s shape. It’s differences from other carts. … Continue reading

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Don’t Put Your Feet On The Wall

“Nature abhors a vacuum.  And so do I.” — Anne Gibbons Guys, if there’s one way that you can give time, right now, right here, right away, right over there, it’s helping your wife clean the house. Not just in … Continue reading

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They Won’t Always Appreciate Your Efforts

“To be great is to be misunderstood.” — Ralph Waldo Emmerson I’m sorry, but no matter how good a person you are, no matter how much you volunteer, no matter how hard you try, some will not appreciate your efforts to … Continue reading

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Value Village Is No Charity

“Money often costs too much.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Value Village is no value. At least if you expect most of your donated items to result in money going to local charities. Value Village, along with it’s sister company Savers, … Continue reading

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Green Running

“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” — Quoted in Time Inspired by this news report out of Des Moines, I became a Green Runner today. Fifteen hundred miles away from Iowa, in Tigard, Oregon. Running has been … Continue reading

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Bounty Hunting For Happiness

“Maybe I can help you. I am Boba Fett.” — Boba Fett If you’ve ever watched a conductor pull off a Boba Fett helmet from their sweaty brow, light saber in hand, fifty cell phones aimed at her, at a band … Continue reading

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As Long As There Are Letters, You Are Never Alone

“Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.”  — Lord Byron Even if you’re alone, there is always a real, breathing person with you. That person is just at the other end of your letter. Write … Continue reading

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Charity Miles

“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.” -Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner I ran across something better today. Actually, I walked across it. An article on good.is led me to an application for my Android phone … Continue reading

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What Stops You?

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” — George Eliot What stops you from volunteering more? What stops you from helping more people? What stops you from giving more of your time? What stops you … Continue reading

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