Memorize This

A Short Course in Human Relations: The least important word: I The most important word: We The two most important words: Thank you. The three most important words: All is forgiven. The four most important words:  What is your opinion? The five most important words:  You did a good job. The six most important words:  I want to understand you
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Holiday Giving

With the holidays upon us my family and I have been thinking about what we want to do for Christmas this year.  We’ve all agreed that we don’t need any more “stuff” so Santa has one less house to worry about.  We are looking for ways to give this year instead.  The kids are coming up with their own ideas. My
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There are No Boring Things, Just Boring People

It’s Up To Us to Defeat Boredom It’s important to note that being bored is not the same thing as being lazy.  And being bored and being busy can happen at the same time.  Is the busy daily routine boring you? “The Amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness.  People who
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Build & Heal Relationships

Some great quotes to read often… “What others need from us, on an ongoing basis, is to know that they are cared for, that their good deeds inspire gratitude, and that others love them.  It’s that simple.  And just because they hear such sentiments on Monday doesn’t mean that they won’t need to hear them again on Tuesday.  This is the
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Our Deepest Urge

The following is taken from Haul Urban’s book, “Positive Words, Powerful Results – Simply Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life.”  I think this is gold and something that my wife Rebecca has mastered. Inquire, Express Interest “This is probably the simplest method for affirming other people, yet it’s the one most overlooked.  It’s simple because all it involves is
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Verbal Sunshine

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now.  How?  By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.  Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” Dale Carnegie  “I cannot help believing that
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Our Words Reveal Us

Here are some quotes that are often taught by my wife Rebecca… in our home to our children: “Every time we open our mouths, we reveal something about ourselves.” “What you say about others says more about you then them.” “If you have to say it about yourself – you’re not what you’re saying.” “Wisdom comes in ten parts, nine
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Words

Words They Sing. They hurt. They teach. They sanctify. They were man’s first, immeasurable feat of magic. Words are living things. For they are filled with the breath of life. Words Can Change Lives “Throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and to
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On Stage

“I once heard it said that people who are alive right now are “on stage”.  And those not yet born are waiting in the wings, eager for their turn.  Then there are the people who have finished and danced off the stage.  They’re looking back at us, breathless and joyous, cheering us on.  This short period of time we’ve been
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