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Comparison between a hummingbird and a vulture (illustration)

Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of dese …

Sr Christopher Wren asks - “What are you doing? (illustration)

The noted English architect Sir Christopher Wren was supervising the construction of a magnificent cathedral in London. A journalist thought it would be interesting to interview some of the workers, so he chose three and asked them this question, “What are you doing?” T …

Comparison Between a Hummingbird and a Vulture (illustration)

Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of desert pla …

Laughter is like a medicine (illustration)

Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease. When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital. Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned the reverse was true. So he borrowed a mo …

The Incredible Impact of our Attitude Toward Life (illustration)

Words can never adequately express the incredible inpact of our attitude toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I am that life is 10 percent of what happens to us and 90 percent of how we respond to it. I believe the most significant decision I can make in a single …

Grumbling father asked if God heard his prayer (illustration)

A large family sat around the breakfast table one morning. As the custom, the father returned thanks, blessing God for the food. Immediately after, however, as was his bad habit, he began to grumble about hard times, the poor quality of the food he was forced to eat, the way it w …

A Child Picks Two Quarts of Raspberries (illustration)

A mother sent her child to pick a quart of raspberries. Reluctantly he dragged himself to the berry patch. His afternoon was ruined for sure. Then a thought hit him. He would surprise his mother and pick two quarts of raspberries instead of one. Rather than drudgery his work now …

Ronald Reagan’s Attitude After he was Shot (illustration)

Ronald Reagan’s attitude after the 1982 attempt on his life made an impression on his daughter, Patti Davis. The day following the shooting my father said he knew his physical healing was directly dependent on his ability to forgive John Hinckley. His daughter said that by this …

Do You Serve Crabs Here? Yes, We Serve Anybody. (illustration)

The man went into the restaurant and said, “Do you serve crabs here?”And the waiter said, “Why, yes sir, we serve anybody here.” (Source Unknown). …

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