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Smile until your face gets stuck like that

Smile until your face gets stuck like that. Happiness isn’t a place. It’s a mindset. A mind trained for happiness is much more powerful than a happy place. I find much more humor in me and in my own behaviors, … Continue reading

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The Sunday Christian audience is failing

To know the teachings of Christ, without the life of Christ thriving in and through you, is incomplete Christianity. The Sunday Christian audience isn’t getting the job done. There’s not much power in being religious spectators. There’s no place for … Continue reading

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The human race is a large group

I’m a member of the largest group of people on the planet–the human race. Nobody is less human than any other person. Being human is qualitative, not quantitative. If humans sought to be responsible as much as we seek to … Continue reading

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People connections–heart-to-heart

Nobody’s all bad.Nobody’s all good.What a mixtureIs personhood! Be a good surprise today. Be kind to someone who doesn’t expect kindness from you. There’s no logical reason not to give every person you encounter a warm, friendly greeting. Be logical! … Continue reading

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There is no “they”

Since no person is non-human, the human race is a great big “we.” There is no “they.” If any humans are considered subhuman, it lowers the entire human race. All history matters–even the parts you don’t want to know about. … Continue reading

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Thoughts about healing America’s racial divide

After 400 years of blacks being abused in America, it’s time for a more than superficial reckoning. God, Himself, expects more from a nation than merely sweeping injustice into the dust bin of history.  The Civil Rights Movement compelled white … Continue reading

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Anticipate congeniality — cordial people seldom feel tied up in knots

Be cordial, even when you’re not in one accord with people. That will help keep your heart getting tied up in angry knots. What you anticipate is up to you. You can excitedly look forward to inspiring events, or dread … Continue reading

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Cheer up with cheerfulness & playfulness

When you feel like there’s no way to cheer yourself up, do something kind to help someone else cheer up. The best way to face the day is with a cheerful face. Cheerfulness is a happiness multiplier that spreads joy … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be cheerful; here’s how . . .

Happiness can be remembered in the past and looked forward to in the future, but it’s made in the present moment. Be happy now. Cheerfulness unexpressed, tends to wither away, but when shared with other people, it grows. Life is … Continue reading

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Practical ways to overcome divisiveness

To help avoid conflict, talk about something you have in common with someone, before you disagree with them. Say “we” before you say “you.” Angry people defuse when you continually respond to them with friendliness. When someone offends you with … Continue reading

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