Keeping perspective

Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less important. Without it we are lost in a world where all ideas, news, and information look the same. We cannot differentiate, we cannot prioritize, and we cannot make good choices. John Sununu 1964 – As I’ve grown older, I’ve noticed how some things that were once important to me just don’t seem that earth shaking any more. I try to keep things in perspective – to focus on what’s truly significant – and let the trivial things go. For instance, it no …
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Dancing deaf

Today’s Lesson is from my daughter and editor, Cheryl Chancellor. We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 Last week, Nyle DiMarco became the latest winner in the TV competition show Dancing With the Stars. That might not sound like an unbelievable achievement except for one fact: DiMarco is completely deaf. Many people would say that even participating in such a competition was an impossible goal for a deaf person. Early on in the season, one of the judges suggested that DiMarco needed to work on his “musicality”; his partner and …
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What’s the cost of being right?

This is the grave of Mike O’Day, He died defending his right of way, His right was clear, his will was strong But he is just as dead as if he’d been wrong. Anonymous How much are you willing to pay to be right? We often pay far too much to defend our right to be right. I don’t mean upholding the non-negotiable items that make up our core values; I’m referring to the everyday moments when we defend our right to be right without considering the cost. This issue can probably be illustrated best with an example. Some time …
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