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


 

Don’t be a Tightwad. Let Go and Enjoy Life.

Life is like a Cruise|Stories to Live By

There’s a story of a woman who wanted to go on a luxury cruise. She pinched pennies and saved for years, foregoing many small pleasures in order to put away cash for her dream cruise.

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Money
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Lesson Learned from Eddie The Eagle Movie

Stories to Live By, Never Give Up

At the closing ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the chief executive officer of the Olympics Committee said to the athletes, “You have captured our hearts and filled our memories.  You have broken world records and you even established personal best.”  Looking over his shoulder at the competitors of 57 countries, he continued “Some of you… have even soared like an eagle.”

At the mention of English ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, 60,000 voices in McMahon stadium roared like one.

28 years later, the Eagle is still soaring and will continue to capture the hearts of the people.  Eddie’s legacy was cemented in the annals of Olympic history for inspiring people of his relentless attitude, and undying spirit to compete.   By the way, Eddie was the goat of the ski jumping events.  Yes, that was not a typo, Eddie did not win any medals at all.

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Success/Role Model
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Colonel Sanders and his Adversity Quotient (AQ)

Colonel sanders Adversity Quotient

In Notes from a Friend, Tony Robbins shared the story about Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken:

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Success
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Chivalry, Cheating, and 2nd Chance - Lesson Learned from The Intern Movie

Oftentimes people do not realize what they have is the best there is until it is broken.

A Baby boomer works with a Millennial. The 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) became a senior intern assigned as personal assistant to online fashion internet start-up founder Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

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Family
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Become a contributing partner of STLB.  

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Gossip separates friends, breaks trust, and makes a resolution difficult

Integrity, Trust, Gossip

The story is told of a peasant with a troubled conscience who went to a monk far advice. He said he had circulated a vile story about a friend, only to find out the story was not true.

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Family/Friends
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Between Amazon and Mars is... a conspiracy.

Alien among us. Stories To Live By

Some conspiracy theory:  On June 16, 1963 in Albuquerque, New Mexico beings from outer space had a close encounter with human. His name was Paul Villa, who was been taught telepathy since he was 5 years old by extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Success/Role Model
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Lesson Learned from 127 Hours

Lesson Learned from 127 Hours

I can do everything on my own was the motto of Aron Ralston, an avid outdoorsman.

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Random/Amazing Feats
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Lesson Learned from Men of Honor movie

Lesson Learned from Men of Honor

Lips blue and hands shaking beyond control, Carl Brashear struggled to find the next step up the metal ladder on the side of the pier. Finally, he made it to the top and staggered toward a bench. But beneath the weight of a 200-pound brass diving suit, his legs were no longer strong enough to hold him. He collapsed, barely conscious.

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Success/Role Model
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Lead the Next Generation

Lead the next generation

Mike Matheny is an American former professional baseball catcher and the current manager of the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB) since 2011.

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Family/Kids
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Dr APJ Adbul Kalam: Dream before your dream can come true

Dr Adbul Kalam

Dr APJ Adbul Kalam was born poor to a fisherman family in 1931.

An ordinary person who did extraordinary things by inspiring millions that the future of India rests with the young people.  He became the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007.

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Success/Role Model
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Family First. Simple Advice about Giving from Grandma

Grandma Wisdom to Give, Love and Share

A page in Grandma Sol’s journal asked, “What advice would you give future generations….?”

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Family/Grandparents
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Building the Dream Brick by Brick

“Rule #2 is break the rules so I chose to break rule #4, which is work my butt off. Now I am lying in bed eating nachos and watching motivational videos”  was one of the comments from You-tube viewer of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 6 Rules of Success which I almost fell out from my chair laughing out loud.

Another comment was Arnold was given a speech to read.  One viewer questioned, “How do I know he's not giving me the wrong advice?” 

To answer that question is to look at Arnold’s life.

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Success/Role Model
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Average: 5 (4 votes)

The Union Must and Shall be Preserved. One Nation Under God.

The Union Must Be Preserved. One Nation Under God.

What have we become as a nation?  Are we heading in the right direction?

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Faith
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Of Mother and Of Beautiful Life Lived

Life is a journey…

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Family/Moms
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