Depression

 

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I’m convinced in the end we’ll find that helplessness was nothing more than a symptom of a spiritually invigorated life curtailed.

Gratitude

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The best medicine for grumbling is gratitude. It’s free and it never ends, yet sometimes it’s hard to find. Visit your nearest prison, orphanage, hospital, or graveyard. There’s so much to be grateful for.

Food

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The best meal is a cold one gathered for a single mouth and served warmly for two.

Game of Life

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Daily life is like a set of monkey bars: the effort is worthwhile but the ultimate goal is always letting go

Competition

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G_d made us competitive beings, not for the purpose of outdoing each other but to persevere in our pursuit of finding Him.

Miracles

 

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Hitting bottom has its delights. A movement in any direction may be considered nothing short of a miracle.

Heroes

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The reality of heroism is an unpalatable truth. The stories we’ve heard of the triumphant, smiling rescuer who stands unblemished on top of a mountain at the end of a smooth day of saving lives, are obviously fabricated fables. Instead, the truth of heroism carries with it a heavy burden; a man must himself be as, if not more afflicted, more bloodied than the lives he seeks out to save. Authentic heroes are rare in this era. They suffer greatly, more often times from failure than the physical wounds acquired from attempting to change the world. Find an average man worn down in distress and I say you’re closer to real heroism than you ever would be amongst the most popular.

Avoidance

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Flying under the radar may help prevent much grief. However, avoidance is not the way of the righteous.  Rather, we should fly ‘above the radar’, directing our hearts and eyes to heaven in any given situation.  In this way, we are never crushed, only transcended by challenges.

Utopia

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The human definition of utopia is, if not frightening, quite boring. The truth is we have no idea what a perfect society would be like. What we do know is that a world with chaos and deprivation paves the way for humanity. And what is humanity? Humanity is the gift of weeping with your brother, stretching out your hand to the poor, the orphan, the widow, and the lost. These acts are what brings us closer to the Creator because these acts are a semblance of who He is. More often than not, this is what makes life worth living.

Growth

 

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There are two things we keep only through giving them away: Love and knowledge.