Monthly Archives: December 2012

Charity

Most people think of charity as simply giving to the poor. But the meaning goes much deeper. Charity, in its definition, means a "voluntary giving of help." It also can signify an "organization set up to raise money" or  "kindness and tolerance in judging others." The root of the word sprouts from a basic love…
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Determination

"Hope is taking the next step." When we are determined, we have set a course in our mind to achieve something. The goal may be to attain a thing, a position, a change in our physical self, or maybe just to make it through a major life event intact. The key to staying on course…
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Courage

What is courage? It is not the absence of fear. A courageous person is not a person who is not afraid. Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. So many times in our lives we succumb to not acting because we are afraid. We are afraid to go back to school because it's…
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Forgiveness

Many people think of forgiveness as a saintly, unselfish act. We sometimes feel that by forgiving the person who has wronged us, we are wiping clean the memory of the event. We may even feel that by forgiving, we are accepting or even condoning the behavior that wounded us. But this is not the case…
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