Dealing with loss

If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? Matthew 18:12 When we’re young, we seem to constantly experience additions to our lives. We accumulate knowledge. We get new and bigger possessions. We gain more friends and relatives. For the most part, our younger years are spent expanding our individual worlds by adding people and things, both tangible and intangible. At some point, the tide begins to change. As we grow older, there‚Äôs a greater chance …
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Boiled frog

How we live our days is how we live our life. Annie Dillard 1945 – If you placed a live frog in a pot of boiling water, the frog would do everything it could to escape; it would be instantly aware of the danger of staying in the pot. But if you place a frog in a pot of lukewarm water and gradually increase the temperature, the frog won’t try to get away. The change is so gradual that the frog won’t react until it’s too late. (Note: please don’t try either option at home, or anywhere else, for that …
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If you won the lottery

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen 1864 – 1912 Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? Most people have. And I suspect most people have heard that within five years of hitting the jackpot, the majority of winners are worse off, both financially and emotionally. When confronted with these statistics, lottery players typically respond in one of two ways: they would like to win anyway just to see for themselves, or they’re certain they would be the exception — that they could handle the sudden …
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