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’s a greater chance …
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What pole are you: positive or negative?

Your mind is a magnet. You don’t attract what you need or what you want; you attract who you are. Carlos Santana 1947 – When I was a child, I remember learning about magnets in school. I was fascinated by the way they worked — positive and negative poles attracting each other while like poles repelled with surprising force. I can even recall trying to push two like poles together; no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t do it. But what about people? Are there rules of attraction for humans? Clearly, there are competing opinions on the subject; just consider …
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Growing good corn

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha The following story has been around for some time, but it contains a very valuable lesson that I believe is worth sharing. (All the sources I consulted said that the original author is unknown.) Growing Good Corn There once was a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting …
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