Confidence

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I will admit it, there have been items at my auctions that have caused one to wonder. When I had to auction off bull sperm, the first thought I had…
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Second Chances

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A special thing happens sometimes at auctions. Two bidders are actively biding against one another for a unique item, perhaps a backstage pass or a meal with someone influential or…
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Reflection

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In West African wisdom, sankofa means to “return and get it”. The sankofa image is typically is a bird with an egg on its back and the phrase “Se wo…
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Charity

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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…
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Courage

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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.…
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Forgiveness

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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…
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