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  Volume 14, # 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September, 1998

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Plant these "seeds" well and water often. Enjoy!

September


An Inner Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plutarch

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."


More Wisdom Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vic Gold

"The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced."


Recognition of Unity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Sander

"I recognize a vital unity linking me with all humanity and humanity with all life, acknowledging that where none prevails over another, each may prosper and all may continue."


For a Healthy Attitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Strodes

  1. Learn to face realities;
  2. Learn to make decisions;
  3. Develop self-discipline;
  4. Be interested in other people;
  5. Avoid hurry and worry;
  6. Work, rest, and play in proper balance;
  7. Accept disappointment;
  8. Develop a sense of humor.

Purpose of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Forbes

"The purpose of education is to take a closed mind and transform it into an open one."


The Road You Take . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Riley

"Where you end up isn't the most important thing. It's the road you take to get you there. The road you take is what you'll look back on and call your life. Not reaching success isn't the end of the world. Not trying to reach it is."


Time to Grow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."


Impossible Ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Frank Richards, via Positive Press

"All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is obviously impossible."


The Learners Inherit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Hoffer

"In times of rapid change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."


Greet the New Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

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"I will not allow yesterday's success to lull me into today's complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure. I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life."

On Knowledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laplace

"What we know here is very little,
but what we are ignorant of is immense."


On Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christophers News Notes, Jan. ‘84

"It is important that people feel they are welcome; that we let others know we are ‘with them' and will be supportive.

This does not mean trying to solve their problems. But do make it known that you accept people as they are-- and are willing to help them become their own best self. Turn your attention to them and really listen, providing reassurance that they are not intruding on you and your time"


To Heal Wounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adlai Stevenson

"Our prayer is that men and women everywhere will learn finally to live as brothers and sisters, to respect each other's differences, to heal each other's wounds, to promote each other's progress, and to benefit from each other's knowledge."


Responsible Stewardship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. Catholic Bishops, "Strangers and Guests"

"The land is living and helps provide life for all creatures. When it is abused, the land and all creatures dependent on it suffer. Abuse of the land is therefore abuse of people, abuse of God's creation, and abuse of the responsibility of stewardship.

On the other hand, conservation of the land promotes its vitality, assures a harmonious relationship between people and the natural environment and fosters the well-being of all creatures."


Impossibilities Vanish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Fontaine

"When the soul of a person is on fire with imagination, impossibilities vanish."


A Teacher's Influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preacher's Illustration Service, # 969

A woman attended her 20-year high school reunion. There she encountered her freshman year art teacher. She told him that she decided to go to college as a result of his inspiration, and that she was an art professor, now, at a large state university.

At the end of the evening's festivities, the teacher searched out his former student, shook her hand and said, "Thank you for saying those nice things about my teaching. You've really made my day."

"You're welcome," said the woman as she hugged him, "But let me thank you--you've made my life!"

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