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Follow the Boy Scout slogan, and do a good turn daily

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” (William James) A few years back I worked in a large building, with about 1,500 people in it. All of us worked for the same company. There was … Continue reading

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November 22 – Doing what I loved and knowing that it mattered

November 22. “To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?” (Katharine Graham) I have been blessed in my life to be sure. I could probably write 100 posts on examples of … Continue reading

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October 21 – On my honor, I will do my best…

October 21. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” (Vince Lombardi) I grew up a Boy Scout. I went to weekly meetings, camped, earned Merit … Continue reading

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October 2 – The honorable bee?

October 2. “The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.” (St. John Chrysostom) I guess I have never really considered bees all that honorable. Mostly they just ruin picnics, or … Continue reading

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July 26 – Climbing the character ladder by helping others

“He climbs highest who helps another up.” (George Matthew Addams) For me this quote is not just about helping someone who has fallen or stumbled, it is about anytime that I help build someone up. When I am building someone … Continue reading

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March 24 – Consistency and success

“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” (Robert Collier) In sports they are called the fundamentals. In my personal life they are called good habits. At work they are called consistent, repeatable processes. … Continue reading

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Camping

I started camping as a Cub Scout when I was about 9 years old. I remember only a few things from that trip. It was a trip we went on with the older Boy Scouts, so there were quite a … Continue reading

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