Let Go Of The Bee

“To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee” (William H. Walton). Maybe that person said something very insulting to you. Or maybe they did something to hurt your feelings. It’s easy to hold on to those grudges. If we do, all we’re really doing is holding on to that furious…

Not Lost, Given

A man was speaking to a soldier on a cot in a hospital. “You have lost an arm for a great cause,” he said. “No,” said the soldier with a smile. “I didn’t lose it–I gave it.” So many great sacrifices have been made for incredible causes. The men and women who serve in our…

How To Live A Truly Fulfilling Life

They conquered lands. They ruled nations. They accomplished feats no other did. And yet, in the end, every one of them was disappointed. Consider the following: Alexander the Great conquered Persia, but broke down and wept because his troops were too exhausted to push on to India. Hugo Grotius, the father of modern international law,…

Yes, You Are Important

“Man overboard!” The words rang out loud, even from inside his bunk on the ship. He was suffering with one of the worst cases of seasickness the crew had ever seen. “God help the poor fellow–there is nothing I can do,” he said to himself. However, even in his poor condition, he decided he could,…