Archive for May, 2009
A wise man once said, ‘the most important thing we do in life is show up.’ What he is telling us is that the purpose of life is to live, to live in a proper way. For a Christian, this means to live in a loving way, loving toward God, loving toward others.
– Reverend James O’Leary
I Think I Am Happier Than I Think I Am
And every tear that had to fall from my eyes. Everyday I wondered how I’d get through the night. Every change life has thrown me. I’m thankful, for every break in my heart. I’m grateful, for every scar. Some pages turned, some bridges burned, but there were lessons learned.
– Carrie Underwood
Pray with me for those who throughout time have died defending others, and for those who carry on without them
Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. To many people, especially the nation’s thousands of combat veterans, this day, which has a history stretching back all the way to the Civil War, is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country.
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. Rise, let us be on our way.’
– John 14:27-31
Introducing people is one of the most important acts in business life.
Slide into bed with an entrepreneur, and you wind up cuddling his business. At a certain point, the entrepreneur’s spouse has to answer the question: Are you in or are you out? In for as long as it takes to succeed? In for what is potentially a lifetime of financial risk? Or out of patience, out of tolerance, out of your mind with stress and the bitterness of dreams deferred? The entrepreneur doesn’t pose the question overtly, but the spouse does answer it, by giving or withholding support, warmth and encouragement–the manifestations of love.
– Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, Inc.com
Balancing Marriage and Business: When your marriage is hitched to a business, life is one long test of allegiance
If you’re a Marine lieutenant in a firefight, a situation that’s probably as good a proxy as any for hell, then it’s your job to figure out at least 50 to 70 percent of what is going on around you so that you can make intelligent decisions, which translate into good orders, which lead to focused, effective and decisive action. This whole process needs to be rapid to be relevant, but if you’re too hasty, then you can lead your men to their deaths, all the while believing that you’re leading them to safety. It’s not an easy tension to manage on an ongoing basis.
– Donovan Campbell
Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership and Brotherhood