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Today's quote has been submitted by Aaron

John Stuart Mill said "A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." WOW... that's a heavy one! In today's world, it seems that many take their fight to social media with the best of intentions, but I've never actually witnessed anyone WIN an argument there! Be careful how you approach that fight. You can easily drive people away. It's hard to do sometimes, but show more kindness that you think you need.... and you may actually win over someone online... or not.... who knows!

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Today's quote has been submitted by Tom

Mother Teresa said “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” This is a fantastic quote. When I read this one... I instantly thought of a story about a couple walking on a beach. They came across an older man throwing starfish back into the ocean. The young couple asked what he was doing. He said “saving these starfish” there were THOUSANDS of them and the couple told him “you're not even making a difference”.... when the man smiled and said “I made a difference for this one..... and this one... and this one” as he continued to save them. Remember, YOU can make a different too!


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Today's quote has been submitted by Mindy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” That is a great question. I remember moving to a new community about 15 years ago. I had many people tell me that town we moved to was pretty “clicky” and hard to get to know people. I didn't feel that way at all!! Why? Because I was not looking for a friend... I was out BEING a friend. I was helping on committees and working on projects. I was welcomed with open arms. You can be too.... if you're NOT.... what are you doing for others?

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Today's quote has been submitted by Allison

Jeanette Jenkins said “Never give anyone the power to take away your joy.” I love that! Thanks Allison. I had conversations with both my son and my daughter when they were growing up about this very concept. When someone was being rude to them. I reminded them that OUR REACTION will make a bigger difference. My mom said to “kill them with kindness” and it's amazing how quickly people get confused when you're kind to them when they're NOT kind to you! It baffles them. If you take their bait... and get angry... like they want you to... you're on their hook!

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Today's quote has been submitted by Aaron

Benjamin Franklin said "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." I've seen this quote posted on facebook quite a bit over the last few years. I could easily take the political path, but I'm going to resist that and talk about something completely different. I read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography about 20 years ago. It's a fascinating book. I think Benjamin Franklin was a very interesting man. He was super smart and was not a shy guy at all. There are so many great quotes from him, I could spend a week on his quotes alone! If you have a favorite, submit it now. Maybe we can devote a week to him soon.