Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings-15

The year was 1858. A young Englishman named Henry accompanied his father on a hunting trip that ended in tragedy. The father accidentally fired his shotgun, blinding his son in both eyes. Henry was only 25 at the time. Before the accident, Henry had been a bright, ambitious young man with a promising future. No …

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Midweek Musings-13

We often hear about those who have ’made it to the top’. But what exactly is ‘the top’? Is it an achievement attained by beating the competition, or is it also something deeper that may or may not figure on a ranking list? Bestselling author and speaker, Zig Ziglar, faced the same question when he …

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Midweek Musings-12

‘RE-ROUTING…’ Have you noticed how Google Maps never yells at you if you take the wrong turn? It never raises its voice and says, “You were supposed to go LEFT at the last crossing, you idiot! Now you’re going to have to go the LONG way around and it’s going to take you SO much …

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Midweek Musings-11

DID YOU APPRECIATE SOMEONE TODAY? One of the biggest complaints teenagers have about their parents (or teachers) goes something like this: ”My parents (or teachers) never seem to notice when I do something right, but they never fail to tell me when I’ve done something wrong!” Here is the irony. — Adults in the workplace …

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The Second Look … A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shop, Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, That the man sitting beside …

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Midweek Musings-9

HOW OLD ARE YOU? It’s a straightforward question, isn’t it? Or is it? We all know our chronological age, but how old we feel psychologically can be a very different matter. There are some days we walk with a spring in our step and other days when we feel weary and worn. In 1914, Dr. …

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Midweek Musings-8

“Why is this happening to me?”, is a question we often ask ourselves. It’s a way to make ourselves feel better when we feel the tide of life has turned against us. Actually, what we are also saying is, “This should not be happening to me”. And that, if you consider it closely, is a …

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Midweek Musings-7

Have you ever struggled to change something that you didn’t like about yourself and felt frustrated that you couldn’t? Have you found yourself stuck in patterns that you couldn’t shift despite your best efforts? Every now and then we find ourselves in a mood when all we can see are our ‘imperfections’, parts that we can’t …

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Midweek Musings-6

To watch something you have built over the years crumble and fall can be very, very difficult! One reason for that, of course, is we put so much of ourselves into work that is close to our hearts, that when that work comes to an end, we feel, we have too. But, we need to …

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Midweek Musings-5

Over a hundred years ago, needy miners & settlers engaged in stripping the abandoned Fort Alcan prison in British Columbia, of wood, electrical appliances, and plumbing, made an astonishing discovery. While dismantling the jail they found that huge locks were attached to heavy doors, & two-inch steel bars covered the windows, but the walls of …

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