Category Archive: Choice

Making choices, taking responsibility


How to Maintain Gratitude

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
-John F. Kennedy

Wildflowers in a meadow in the mountains of West Virginia. Last Friday’s Post, Instant Gratification that is Permanent and Free, talked about the benefits of gratitude and its obstacles. I wrote that, “Gratitude is the single key to peace of mind, contentment and satisfaction.” Here are a few ideas on how to make gratitude a …

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Tips to Alleviate Boredom

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
-Thomas S. Szasz

Boredom is often a warning sign of one or more of several different problems including the following: We are not living our lives to the fullest that we can. We are taking ourselves too seriously. We are lacking in patience and tolerance. We are not respecting our time. We are allowing others to be disrespectful …

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Enjoy What You Do

With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it.
-Doc Childre
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Sunday, I posted 10 Ways to Find Time for Inspiration. This post expands on #8: Do What You Enjoy and Enjoy What You Do. When you enjoy what you are doing, staying focused and on-task is easy and you can experience inspiration without having to set aside time to do so. There are two distinct …

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Stress or Adventure? You Decide

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
-H. G. Wells

Does This Sound Like a Typical Day? You get up just early enough to use the toilet, shower, shave, get dressed, groomed, wake up the kids, repeat the previous steps with them, grab something to eat, steal a sweaty kiss from the spouse, run out the door balancing a brief case, diaper bag, granola bar, …

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Choose Your Attitude – Choose Your Life

Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
-Viktor Frankl
Man's Search For Meaning

Frankl faced unimaginable horrors in Nazi concentration camps. Yet, he focused on spreading joy instead of the horrors. What can we learn from his experience?

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