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


 

How I found the courage to pursue my dreams

swim out to your goals

More often than not, we get the inspiration to pursue our dreams from the most unexpected places. We are all endowed with different sets of natural skills and abilities which; sometimes without our knowing so, are closely linked with our passions/dreams.

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Life of my grandfather

My Grandfather taught me how to live my life

When I knew him my grandfather was a tall, kindly old gentleman with white hair, and he never had a bad word for anybody. He had been a salesman for his entire adult life, and he worked at the same paper manufacturing company for 50 years. He always had a smile and a joke, and he could put anyone at ease. 

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The thing which can’t be bought; Health

Survivor... Mind, Body, Spirit ...Strong

During the fall of 1998, I had just turned 45 and was at the height of my legal profession. But I suddenly found myself getting totally exhausted each weekend. I was of no use to my wife and my kids.

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How Fitness Put Me on the Path to Success

Fitness Put Me on the Path to Success

Many thank a certain life change for putting them on the right path but fitness really did change my life. My story began soon after I finished school. Since I had the time I decided to start living a healthier life. I was always thin but my diet was terrible and I never exercised.

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Learning to Love

Learning to Love

We are all products of our childhood and I am no exception.  All the seemingly small memories and experiences combine to form our personalities, our beliefs, and to teach us how to love. 

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Family/Growing Up
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Kiss Normal Goodbye

Healthy Baby

I will never forget my son Aidan's 9 month check up. It was something I had dreaded for a while. You see Aidan had me worried.

My first daughter, Maya, had always done things by the book. She met every milestone early, was brilliantly intelligent, and never had given me cause for concern. Then, there was Aidan.

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Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached

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This article has 13 very short stories that will give you a reason to celebrate life. It was forwarded and then forwarded via email from an Anonymous writer. It is worth a permanent page in storiestoliveby.com for everyone to share and be inspired.

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Faith
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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Mother Theresa - Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

She lost her hearing and vision at age 18 months…
Helen Keller – Author / Humanitarian

He was thrown from a horse and broke two ribs. Two days later he broke a world record…
Chuck Yeager – Test Pilot

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The Most Important Word in the Vocabulary

Your name is the most important word in the vocabulary

My 10-year old Theresa and I were grocery shopping on Saturday noontime. As usual it was busy, everyone was in a rush, and people’s faces were stressed and some looked hungry. The checkout lady was no different and she was tired.  After she bagged our items, and I paid. I’m ready to rush out, then all of a sudden:

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The Truth about Money for Young People and their Parents

Wealth Building for Young People

It dawned on me that I was not educated very well on how to deal with money when I was young.  I can’t remember from elementary to high school that I was taught about money. In college I was a computer science major and I took some basic accounting where I learned about credit and debit. That's about it.

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Making Money Early Lessons in Life

Personal Finance, Wealth Building, Teens, Young People, Making Money

Growing up my dad always told me, "For whatever you do, the end must justify the means."  I believe he was the most honest and hardworking government lawyer/prosecutor in the city where we live in the Philippines.  He dreamed of traveling to Rome but never ever taken an airplane flight in his entire life.

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Saving Money Wisdom from the Ant and Grasshopper Story

Personal Finance, Wealth Building, Teens, Young People, Saving Money

On one beautiful sunny day the Grasshopper was singing and dancing when an Ant passed by carrying food to his nest.

Grasshopper said, “Come play, dance and sing with me.”
Ant said, “No, I’m saving food for the rainy season.  Why don’t you help me?”

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People don’t poop money. Budget to spend it wisely!

Stories To Live By | Thomas Jefferson Budget

The basic rule of budgeting came from Thomas Jefferson that never spend your money before you have it. When America was young he may have thought that the concept is simple but in today’s day and age when instant gratification is the norm in the society, he would have said “AH...

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Giving Money

kids helping kids

Several years ago my old parish needed renovation – the seats were beat-up, the floor carpet was dirty and shredding, and the walls were like century old.

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So You Want To Become A Millionaire?

Time is in your side. Invest in knowledge. Invest in your future.

Investment for young people would be difficult to understand.  At a young age I don’t expect you to trade stocks, buy mutual funds or bonds, and own rental properties.

So You Want To Become A Millionaire?  It’s not a secret, and it should to be simple. Two things:

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