Tag Archives: choice

The Loving Choice

John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t–the girl with … Continue reading

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“Poor, Hungry, and Determined” Were His PHD

Have you ever had Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? This is the guy who invented them and his story is fascinating. His name is Richard Montanez and he was the janitor at a Frito-Lay plant in Southern California when he came up … Continue reading

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Facing My Fear, I Found My Truth

I believe I have changed far more in the last three years than during any prior 7-year period during my adult life. People often talk of how much courage it takes to change, and that is often true. After the … Continue reading

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Big Changes Coming

I’ve become increasingly concerned that over time this blog has become a mish-mash of too many different tones and topics. Those who like my posts with quotos (a term I may have coined for photos with quotes) and other humorous … Continue reading

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Choices that Change the World

“Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices–just recognize them. –Edward R. Murrow (Source: A blogger I have a lot of respect for. I disagree with this quote so am choosing not to mention where … Continue reading

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The Corrosive Power Of Ego

I believe that ego corrodes relationships, self-confidence, and feelings of self-worth. My ego used to run nearly constant unnecessary and harmful replays in my mind of instances that happened long ago that brought on feelings of shame, guilt, pain, and … Continue reading

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“When Did You Choose To Be Straight?”

I just saw a short video showing an off-screen interviewer asking random people on the street if they thought being gay was a choice. Their answers were all over the board. The interviewer then asked, “When did you choose to … Continue reading

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Terrible Times, and Choices

A recent post discussed difficult times. In the comments section of that post some comments were made something to the effect that difficult times can make someone better and more kind. I agree. Below is part of a reply I … Continue reading

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Sing, Spirit, Sing!

I’d heard that when in doubt Or faced with a tough choice I should do the kindest thing But what I quickly found out Is that when I did It also made my spirit sing –Russ Towne

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A Beautiful Choice

I just read a saying at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/I-stop-for-suffering/263956387017672?sk=photos_stream that I liked and thought you might too: “It’s up to you to find beauty in the ugliest days.” When I read it, this popped into my head: A Beautiful Choice Ugly is … Continue reading

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