Many families follow the old etiquette teaching: Three things civilized people don’t talk about – Politics, Religion, and Money. How dull! Not to mention how dumb! Our home has never been like that. The Stephenson Family has always been both opinionated and vocal.
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I must admit that until today I had never heard of “Kid President.” I was deprived. But after watching the video below, 20 Things Everyone Should Say More Often, I did my homework and find this young man’s attitude and self image inspiring. I think you will too, but no matter what you do: PLEASE watch this video and join the rest of us in an effort to say these 20 things a lot more!
Thank you – and remember, you don’t have to like corn dogs to make another person feel good. Vote for Kid President!
I truly love this video – it FEELS like Christmas should feel, and to some of us, still does.
May the true spirit of Christmas infect you, and may you be really contagious!
It’s so easy to fall into the Holiday greeting thing, you know just saying Happy Thanksgiving in passing. Sure I understand it, heck I even do it. But the thing about this day – this day of THANKSGIVING is to feel it, inside of us, and to share the absolute joy of that feeling with those around us.
Here is a wonderful video that may just help you do that, if so, please share it with others.
I am particularly grateful that Michael Hyatt shared this with me and many others.
“Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail.”
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller (1991–1994).
I was lead to this little collection of ‘thoughts’ by StumbleUpon and the resource linked to was: http://at.kkoolook.com/
If you don;t understand why President Obama is pushing America in the direction he is, it is because he has a very different concept of how America should look than you & I do. I have friends who believe Obama is evil and I have always said he simply has a fundamentally different view of what is right and good for America than we do.
It seems that I may have been right about that. If you read his book he gives many clues about his concept of right and wrong, but even more important is what he was taught in school. This article by someone who attended Columbia at the same time as Obama sheds quite a bit of light on what and why our President believes and why when he said he would change America he meant it. Complete and total change.
Read the article here: http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/what-obama-and-i-learned-at-columbia-how-to-destroy-america-from-within/