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"The ones who take responsibility for themselves learn from their failures and do not repeat them."

"Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it."

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2012-10-02) from his book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential (p. 111). Center Street. Kindle Edition.

We are heading into the holiday season.  A lot of people are going to run to overcrowded stores frantically getting things that nobody really wants.  But it was such a good deal but it really wasn’t what they wanted.  After getting it and still spending too much we’re too tired to really enjoy the season.

How about your day today?  I understand the importance of the meal and of how it doesn’t just appear but maybe it isn’t what really makes this day a happy day.  Maybe it’s just being with each other.  Oh don’t stop cooking but just add that part to the celebration not the stress. 

I was reading today in Luke 11 (The Message) of the first time Jesus met Mary and Martha.  Mary loved the relationship and spending time with Jesus but Martha felt the stress of all she had to do in the kitchen.  Later she interrupted Jesus a…

"Instead of focusing on why things happen, we are better off learning how things work."

"A victim mind-set causes people to focus on what they cannot do instead of what they can do."

"Denying a problem only makes it worse."