Category Archives: Words and Action

(#135) 2012: The Year of Gratitude


Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. -Gertrude Stein- About a year ago I read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. One of the many life success strategies Hardy described was a gratitude journal (of daily entries) he had written for his … Continue reading

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(#117) Say What You Mean. Mean What You Say. Do What You Say.


Sometimes watching political campaigns is like watching a middle school class election. (But that might be too hard on the middle schoolers.) I am sure you have often heard people speak words that they don’t back up with action. Whether … Continue reading

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#43 What We Say, We Become


On August 22, 2010 I posted a blog titled “Are there words we should NEVER say–and who makes that decision.”  The point of the post was to examine hurtful words–and whether or not there was a line that should be … Continue reading

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#42 Guns in the Classroom


Sometimes we just have to shake our heads and ask, “Huh?” Such is the case with one of the bills being considered by the 2011 version of the Florida Legislature. Current Florida law makes it illegal to carry a gun … Continue reading

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