Never worry alone

A faithful friend is a strong defense: And he that hath found such a one hath found a treasure. Ecclesiastes 6:14 We all engage in worry at times — some of us on a daily basis. Many of the things we worry about have little chance of happening, so a lot of the time and energy we spend worrying is wasted. However, there are legitimate things about which we can and should worry. When things aren’t going well in a business, it’s foolish to take a Pollyanna attitude and just assume things will work out. Likewise, when you have personal …
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Choose the short pain

Well done is quickly done. Augustus Caesar 63 B.C. – A.D. 14 Some time ago, I was at a business conference where the chairman of a hundred million dollar company was explaining a business principle. It’s a very valid concept and applies not only to business but to our everyday lives. To illustrate the point, he told a story about himself. One of his top executives had been groomed to be the next CEO of the company. The chairman had agonized over the decision and had finally come to the conclusion that this particular man was not the best person …
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Dealing with fear

Fear is sharp-sighted and can see things underground, and much more in the skies. Miguel de Cervantes 1547 – 1616 I read certain comic strips on a regular basis. Many days they’re funny, but sometimes, they also contain unbelievable wisdom. A Luann strip from several years ago fit in the latter category: it contained a world of wisdom in just four small panels. The main character of the comic is Luann, a teenage girl, but this particular strip was about her older brother Brad, a single man employed as a firefighter. Brad has a crush on Toni, a beautiful young …
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