This weekend we were driving the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Pisgah National Forest. At one of the many overlooks, I saw thousands of acres of trees. I mean thousands. Green as far as my eyes could see, and I thought to myself, how wonderful. People had the foresight to preserve this forest not just…

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Thou shall not covet. — Exodus 20:17. Too often we measure out happiness not by what we possess, but by what other’s possess. Much of unhappiness is a result of being comparative. The tenth commandment often gets short shrift compared to murder, etc. but coveting one’s neighbor probably brings on more misery than all the other…

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Who was ever satisfied, after attainment, with that which loomed up large as he prayed for it? — Seneca, Epistles. Getting what we desire seldom produces the satisfaction we imagined. We want more. It is as if our appetite is never filled. After my surgery I was always thirsty. I was inhaling fluids only to discover that…

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As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears. — Rumi. There are many quotes including Nike’s “Just Do It” that suggests the first step is the most important and needs to be taken. I like Rumi’s quote because it suggests we need not know why we are stepping out or taking the…

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When one examines one’s life we tend to dwell on our failures, mistakes, and foibles. Seldom does one sit down during an examination and list accomplishments, successes, etc. We should all learn from Quarterbacks. (Oh my gosh Hubbell, not another football analogy!). The great quarterbacks have a unique ability during a game, a season, or…

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