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“Early reading is how many children learn life’s basics.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2015-10-06) from his book, Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (p. 252). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I love to read.I am right now in the middle of reading three books.That is one of the reasons why I write this blog.I want to share thoughts from my reading that might quicken your interest in reading.I am always hoping that you will click on the title at the top of the blog and go to Amazon and buy the book.
Now this thought by John Maxwell shows how important reading is to children.He says, “When we are young, the books our parents read to us have the power to imprint values upon us and encourage us, even at the youngest age. Early reading is how many children learn life’s basics, including colors, numbers, letters, and stories. So much of the information that we store in our brains as we grow older and mature is put there in our early years.”
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“We often tend to judge opportunities by the potential return.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2015-10-06) from his book, Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (p. 247). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Now that is not necessarily a bad thing.
John says, “There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, I encourage you to be strategic in your thinking. However, there are also times when we are faced with opportunities to do things that we know are right, even if we don’t know where they will lead or what will result.”
We just know it is the right thing to do.You just know it is.
John goes on, “I want to encourage you to follow through and seize these kinds of opportunities, because the return on giving is always higher than what we give. I’m still surprised by the impact a simple act can have on someone, but I am never surprised by the outcome of intentional living. Whenever I write a book or record a CD, I believe it will help someone. I don’t always know who, when, or where, but …

“Unopened doors reinforce scarcity thinking and scarcity living.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2015-10-06) from his book, Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (p. 229). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
There are doors that are set before us everyday for us to walk through in which we will see unbelievable opportunities. We each have a choice to open or not open those doors.
John says, “Too many people have a scarcity mindset and lack positive anticipation. As a result, they never open the first door… Others do open that first door, but when it doesn’t offer what they expected, they become disappointed and abandon the pursuit. They give up.”
He goes on, “Don’t let that happen to you. Don’t let the gap between expectation and reality disappoint you. Don’t let it kill your sense of anticipation. Keep searching for doors and opening them. And remember that with each open door, your anticipation will increase and so will abundance.”
He then says, “If you find this difficult, the…