Archive for November, 2011
Tough choices don’t always involve professional codes or criminal laws. Nor do they always involve big, headline-size issues. They often operate in areas that laws and regulations don’t reach.
– Rushworth M. Kidder
How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living
Saying thanks, it turns out, isn’t just pious or polite. It’s good for you. But there’s a catch. It doesn’t really work if you do it only once a year.
– Kim Painter, USA Today
Your Health: Giving thanks can make you happier, healthier
We remember now to thank our Creator for all that we are and all that we have. May our sharing with one another embody the generosity made possible for us by the Giver of the original gift.
– Philip Foubert from
Graces: Prayers for Everyday Meals and Special Occasions
One group of young men has to find it in their hearts to at least get along with, if not forgive the people who killed their brother. The other group has to have the maturity to be man enough to ask for forgiveness. And we all collectively have to be Marine enough to carry on with the mission.
– Michael M. Phillips, The Wall Street Journal
A Marine’s Death by Friendly Fire Haunts Afghanistan Outpost
If you are the one being toasted–that is, if it’s your skills as a cook or prospects as a vice-president being toasted–you smile and express thanks, but you don’t drink the toast with everyone else. That would be like clapping for yourself when you’ve been awarded first prize.
– Edith Hazard & Wallace Pinfold
Rising to the Occasion
The success of economic freedom in increasing human prosperity, extending our life spans and improving the quality of our lives in countless ways is the most extraordinary global story of the past 200 years.
– John Mackey, CEO and founder of Whole Foods Market, Inc.
To Increase Jobs, Increase Economic Freedom
Pray for all of us still coming to terms with the fact that today is not what we expected it to be yesterday; may we be strengthened by faith
Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit’ — you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.