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Progress 101

May each of us chew on this idea for a bit: “Progress depends upon what we are, rather than upon what we may encounter. One man is stopped by a sapling lying across the road; another, passing that way, picks up the hindrance and converts it into a help in crossing the brook just ahead. […]

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Together as One

I saw this painted on a motorcycle’s rear view mirror today in Western Kenya. It got me thinking about the importance of working together. Recently, talking with some of our partners abroad, we discussed the importance of always working together in d evelopment. There needs to be more collaboration in development, and less competition. Aren’t […]

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What's your philosophy?

Love. Love is my philosophy because without it there is no purpose or meaning to this mortal life. “A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extin guished.” – Frank Tebbets Love will always allow us to […]

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The Importance of People

Recently, working in Cambodia on a volunteer mentoring program for orphans in Phnom Penh, I realized how important it is to have good people on the ground. For months we weren’t able to get moving on some plans there. It took me going there and worki ng with some of the locals to move things […]

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Smile: the universal signal for joy and appreciation

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, accredited to H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Recently in Tibet, I had a hard time communicating with peo ple. I speak Mandarin, but that only got me so far in the remote […]

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Imagine

What can you imagine? The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man…It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine. -Napoleon Hill Imagine something great, today. Imagine a healthy body for yourself and for all others. Imagine freedom. Imagine a world where children thrive. Imagine […]

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Love!

Og Mandino is one of my favorite authors. I especially love this line from The Scroll Marked II: I will greet this day with love in my heart…I will look on all things with love…I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will lo ve the rain for it cleanses my […]

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To Be Too Busy is 忙 (Loss of Heart)

In Chinese, I find it fascinating that the word for “busy” combines the radical for “heart” and the character for “to die” or “to be lost or gone.” I have to think there was some sort of intent to teach a lesson here when long, long ago the Chinese language was beginning to come together. […]

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Life=Risk

The journey of life is risk. It is certainly challenging. It is filled with road blocks and hiccups all along the way. But, don’t let that discourage you! Think about the words below: (more…)

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