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Today’s Brilliance from Danny Kofke

Find a career that gives you meaning and a sense of fulfillment - do not just chase money. Many people choose a career because it brings the promise of a large paycheck and future riches. While money is important, it is not a guarantee of happiness. As a special education teacher, I do not make a large salary. I know many are struggling right now so it is hard to complain about my salary, but I think most would agree that teachers are paid only a moderate income. Most teachers get into the profession because they have a passion for…

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Today’s Brilliance from LD Thompson

Several years ago, I went to see a friend in the hospital. He had survived surgery removing a massive brain tumor, but would not survive long after my visit. I walked in and although he was unable to formulate his thoughts into many words, he smiled and held out his hand, clearly wanting to say something. "There is only love!" He pleaded for me to understand. "Only love. It's all there is. Only love. Only love!" Those were his last words to me. I will never forget the urgency with which he spoke. It was as though delivering this message…

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Joy is a Practice

In the midst of our everyday routines, it is easy to forget how extraordinary — and fleeting — life is. It's easy to think that this is just one day amongst many: one more coffee klatch with a friend, one more day of carpooling kids around. It's easy to give our spouse or lover a distracted peck on the cheek as he zips out the door. It's easy to throw on those ho-hum sweat pants because we're "just running to the market." We can easily live as if our days are innumerable, but they're not. The secret to living an…

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Today’s Brilliance from Ann Hall Marshall

Many people have told me I am an inspiration to them. That's because I've written and published two novels, a new career starting at age 85. "You've demonstrated that it's never too late to follow your dream," they say. Well, I'm glad they're inspired, perhaps motivated to breathe new life into their own abandoned dreams. Yes, think bold, dream big, climb the highest mountain you can. But be sensible. Do you want to spend your life in sullen frustration because you never ascended Everest? Stand on top of the old worn-down hill in your neighborhood and glory that you're there.…

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Today’s Brilliance from Robin Samora

If you're brave enough to be alone for some length of time, away from the noise and hub bub of activities, friends, family and kids, with a sleeping dog at the foot of your bed, and your palms intentionally or not open, asking what is really going on right now in your life, and how it's all serving you - that's the time to listen. It is without doubt, one of the hardest things to do - to just stop the mind chatter and let thoughts come in, kind of like an air purifier does with air, only with the…

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Today’s Brilliance from Raye Adkins

Maya Angelou writes, "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." Life is a winding road and it takes us places we do not plan or want to go. While on it, we will find ourselves faced with challenges that test our endurance and belief systems. We will have our ups and our downs. The good news is that troubles can encourage or prompt us to discover some of the greatest successes of our lives. Before exploring ways of getting through the struggle, I will start with…

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Today’s Brilliance from Jonathan Huie

Find an old country graveyard and walk among the decaying headstones. Browse the inscriptions as you become familiar with the sense of the place. Now sit down on a grassy spot with your back to a tree, and visualize your own headstone in front of you. Consider what that headstone will say a few years from now. Each of us has only a few years on this planet - whether we are the political leader of a great nation, or are a homeless person living from handout to handout. One day, each of us will be gone, and only the…

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Today’s Brilliance from Paul Dunn

My Mum is now just over 100 years old. And until four years ago, our relationship was, shall we say, "challenging." Like most Mums, mine believed I was still three years old! And she never seemed to get excited at the things I felt I was achieving. Communication did not flow easily. Then, it all changed. The simplest way to say it is Mum lost her head. Alzheimer's disease took its hold. And I realised that for all those years I'd been communicating with my Mum "head-to-head." Now, the ONLY way for us to communicate was heart-to-heart. And it changed…

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