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A Donkeys Tale – A Lesson in Persistence

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was …

Learning To Listen

Author: Johnny Silvas
We all know what it’s like to get that phone call in the middle of the night.  This night’s call was no different.
Jerking up to the ringing summons, I focused on the red illuminated numbers of my clock.  Midnight.  Panicky thoughts filled my sleep-dazed mind as I grabbed the receiver.  “Hello?”
My heart pounded; I gripped the phone tighter and eyed my husband, who was now turning to face my side of the bed.
“Mama?”
I could hardly hear the whisper over the static.  But my thoughts immediately went to my daughter.  When the desperate sound of a young crying voice …

Rocks In A Jar

Sometimes it’s important for us to make sure that we have our priorities in order but, in the fast-paced, ever changing world that we live in, it’s not always easy to keep our eye on what our priorities really are.
It’s all too easy to lose sight of our priorities when we have so many things in life and work that are constantly demanding our attention.
This simple story illustrates why we need to keep our focus on our priorities at all times.  It is quite an old one but it’s as relevant, today, as it was when it was written.  The …

Why We Want You To Be Rich

Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both businessmen with incredible reputations and this book resonates with me in so many different ways.
Firstly, one of my concerns in life (at the age of 49) is how I’m going to manage, financially, when the time comes that I choose to retire – and that’s probably something that you’re concerned about, as well.
Now it’s not that I’m intending to retire, imminently, as I really enjoy what I do and, in some ways, I’m not sure that I’ll ever want to completely retire.  However, it’s clear to me that I can’t rely on the …

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