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Friday January 17th 2020

‘Love’ Archives

Kindness Is Leadership

Kindness Is Leadership

It occurred to me this morning: many of us don't feel like we're called to be leaders and feel a bit insecure when being asked to step up as a leader. However, one area where we're all called to leadership is kindness. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think kindness can be performed without [...]

Social Networking & The Golden Rule

Social Networking & The Golden Rule

I've always loved the old Spaghetti Westerns. Clint Eastwood rides into some frontier town covered with dust, mystery, and rawhide testosterone. The Old West town he surveys is riddled with the oddest mix of characters: the snake-oil salesman bellows to anyone within shouting distance that he can [...]

Three Questions To Ask Yourself Before Speaking

Three Questions To Ask Yourself Before Speaking

If you're like me, you get in trouble for opening your mouth a lot. It's part of being human. But, there are lessons we can learn on how to filter our speech, whether it's with our family, our friends, co-workers, or with the stranger on the street. The following is one of the most effective [...]

Throwing In The Towel

Throwing In The Towel

Here's another life lesson I had as a kid that has left a significant mark on who I am today. In my early teens and at various other periods growing up, I was the victim of a lot of "persecution" by my peers...teasing. The persecution came in a lot of forms, some physical with bullies, but I guess [...]