The lesson learned here is that an unhealthy ingenuity is destructive and dysfunctional, whereas a healthy ingenuity is constructive and contributes to our well-being.
Maybe this is the issue behind requiring uniforms in public schools. We just do not like to be told what to do or wear.
How do you tell a person to be safe and not text or talk on their cell phone without offending them?
Let us not take lightly oaths and pledges, for they classify who we are and for what we stand.
Hopefully, the coming school year will accomplish for all students and teachers the goals of observing, comprehending and analyzing.
It has been stated: Be thrifty when you are young, and when you are old you will be able to afford the things that only the young can enjoy.
Having a healthy immunity helps us have a better quality of life because it protects us against something harmful.
Our hope lies in the fact that it will not always stay this way. Life has its ups and downs. Right now it might be down, but it will let up.
Terms, or words, are like wagons which can carry a variety of materials like lumber, stones, fruit, vegetables and other stuff. Thus, terms are carriers of different meanings.
Their god is the ideology of their own making and has nothing to do with the true God.
My point is that if we learn to read and comprehend what we have read, then we can learn anything. Reading opens up a brand new world for us.
We will never really know that we have courage until we look failure in the eye and feel its threatening power.
Fear for her life, losing her children and being considered a failure are a few complicating factors in this painful dynamic. So she feels trapped.
In reality, it comes down to how we use our money. Our use and our charity usually are important clues as to our personality and our character.
Until today this has been our secret of secrets.
It may be a stretch of the imagination to believe that everything in which we are involved in in life has to do with planning, preparation and readiness.
Most of us, I would venture, would rather be given mercy than justice.
A good neighbor responds if called upon to help if it is at all possible. A good neighbor responds also if not called upon if an emergency arises.
In these fast-food days, we have to work harder and faster to develop human relationships that will fill the void of despair and loneliness.
Creative thinkers do not feed on the reflections of other people’s thoughts. Their findings are brand new and clever.
Dependability is a powerful weapon of defense. Without it we are weak and produce very little for ourselves and others.
Fear is not bad within itself. It is how we manage to control our fear that matters.
Taking care of family is taking care of important, high-priority business. It is within this responsibility that we find happiness that is enduring.
Planning in advance or working out the details ahead of time is very important to the dynamic of success. Some people call this strategy, while others call it common horse sense.
And to all of us drivers, please be more respectful of those crossing the street.
As you know, the body’s defense is enhanced by proper diet, sleep and exercise.
A meaningful hobby might not cause us to live longer, but we will be happier in the time we do have.
It is hard to create a plan of attack when we do not have a clear idea of our mission and an adequate plan and strategy.
It is amazing how our minds can manufacture a guilty party when we suspect someone has done and injustice to us. We have no proof, no facts and no witnesses.
Oh, the power of the human spirit. This power transcends war, disease and all other hindrances.
Snacking, however, is not a recently acquired habit. Primitive human beings snacked and forged on berries, roots, fruit, wild grains and legumes.
The drill sergeant yelled so loud he could be heard all over the range.
Laura Kate said, “Our teacher is leaving, and all of us kids want to give her a little momentum.”
When our behavior is destroying us, we need a true friend to read reality to us by just stating the facts to us.
It is amazing how our minds become creative when we are involved in repetitive activities that require little thinking, like washing a car or mowing our lawns on our riding lawnmowers.
Why is it that at this time of year the Grinches and Scrooges come out of the woodwork? Why is Christmas such a threat to these people?
Why is it that sometimes we find it easier to water down excellence by accepting mediocrity as a virtue? When I visit the medical doctor for a checkup or illness, I expect more than just average knowledge and skill.
The potatoes, eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity — the boiling water.
Sooner or later, all of us need this stabilizing force for consolation and refuge.
It is not fair, but I expect a lot from professional baseball players when I think of the money they receive.
Let us hope that our nation will again find the road of truth and follow it.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are meaningful holidays, but they have their downside also. Usually, more alcohol and other drugs are consumed and used during these times. Driving under the influence is more frequent.
Living with dreams sometimes better than truth
Sometimes we do not want to know the truth so we just choose to live with our dreams.
I venture to say that all of us have hidden, unrecognized talents. Even if these talents are noticed, they are often allowed to fall by the wayside or not investigated for their true value and, thus, remain undeveloped.
Decision making has to be in the context and climate of freedom. It is true that there is more opportunity to make good decisions when we have freedom to do so.
It is my hope that you will remember all those pets that brought or bring happiness and joy to you and your family. This column is a tribute to them.
It takes a wise person to know when to hold them and when to fold them.
In reality, if we are in good health, we are already millionaires. A serious accident or disease that requires an extended hospitalization could amount to a bill of a million dollars or more in a heartbeat.
To obtain and maintain a healthy weight, the first requirement is to really want to follow through. What we really want out of life is what rules our actions.
Let us remember and continue to learn from events like 9/11.