All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a stories to live by... Harvey Cox


 

NO is a Healthy Good Answer

Im Sorry Im Maxed Out

It is difficult for me to say no to people.  At one time, I said Yes to a salesperson to come to my house and finally purchasing a $1,200 vacuum cleaner and its accessories.  I said Yes to a son of family friend to sell me financial packages that does not address my current needs and I eventually closed the accounts.

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Donald Trump Locked and Loaded

One of Donald Trump’s quote:  “I never had a master plan. I just got fed up one day and decided to do something about it.”

Few days ago Donald got fed up with Kim Jong Un’s threat, and declared that North Korea will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.

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Don’t Insult a Man

Don’t insult a man.  Even if you are fifty rich like Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the exotic red car with the prancing horse, don’t insult a man.

I was fascinated with the Ferrari cars and I don’t like Ford cars until I watch “The 24 Hour War”, a documentary movie from my Amazon Prime subscription. It changed my preference.

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Success
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God’s Mysterious Ways according to a Comedian

When a comedian talks about God’s Mysterious Ways, should we listen…? Or we just ignore because the talk is about to entertain you.   Or, maybe, just maybe… it is God’s mysterious ways to get your attention.  Watch.


Reflect for a moment that there is Somebody up there who looks after you, who has a better plan, and who loves you. And all you need to do is to trust.

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Faith
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Mother's Day Wisdom from Tory Burch

best mom, tory burch

Every time we are at Chicago, we visit the Fashion Outlet and we would go directly to Tory Burch. Most of the time the store is full of customers, and there would be a line to get in to control the crowd.
 
Behind the brand is a very successful mom- Tory Burch herself.
 

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They Come in Threes

Death reminder

It is a superstitious belief of the older generations that bad things come in threes. When someone in your close circle dies, two death follows shortly thereafter. 

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Living with Meniere's

Living with Meniere's

In my prayer group, I have been petitioning about the buzzing and noise on my right ear, nausea, and dizziness for the last 14 months.  In November and December 2016, it became worst and my illness was coupled with spinning sensation of a vertigo. 

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Health/Survivor
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Leadership is an Affair of the Heart

Leadership is an Affair of the Heart

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John H. Stanford (September 14, 1938 – November 28, 1998)  grew up poor, failed sixth-grade but went on to graduate from Penn State University on an ROTC scholarship. He survived multiple military tours in both Korea and Vietnam and was highly decorated. The loyalty of his troops was extraordinary.

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8 Principles of True Friendship

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True Friends are Trustworthy

A dog is true and loyal friend.

Trustworthiness is about being dependable and reliable.  In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.  Any man is considered blessed if he has a couple of true friends who can be counted on in both prosperity and adversity. 

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True Friends Accept One Another

We are human beings created with faults and imperfections. True friends accept and love one another despite their human imperfections, and knowing that talents and treasures are also buried within.

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This World have Not Change as much in Five Thousand Years

The Richest Man in Babylon

In 1926, George Samuel Clason, a Missourian published the first series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success using the parables set in ancient Babylon. It became popular during the Great Depression to millions of people and the most famous was the “The Richest Man in Babylon”.

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Money
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Don’t Hit the Snooze Button

You Snooze. You Lose.

Lying in bed, head on the pillow.  Cozy.  I'm dreaming there are raindrops outside.  It feel so nice. Alarm goes off.  "Ten more minutes please" I say to myself. I hit the snooze button and snuggle back in.  Ten minutes goes by fast. Alarm goes off once again.

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Success
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Tired of doing good

Do not give up

The grass is tall and you need to mow it. Somehow part of you don’t want to do it. It’s summer and it’s hot. You will be sweaty and smelly. Oh well, you cut the grass anyway. At the end, you look at your lawn and the house. Wow, it’s beautiful – what an exhilarating feeling?

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Faith
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My Worthless Rant

Pitbull

I got up early Saturday morning... Walked my son's dog Roscoe... And then fed him.  

I brewed a Keurig coffee, and I headed up to the office determined to write a story for STLB. 

I turned on the computer, and I double clicked on the Chrome browser, then googled "Stories to Live by."

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