Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Walk On

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”    Buddhist saying How much wisdom is packed into this one sentence! Sometimes our minds and our hearts like to layer over what we … Continue reading

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Abe Advises

Yes, it’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Happy birthday, Abe! When I was a kid, it used to be a national holiday. And now it isn’t. Why not? Mmmm… But what I really want to talk about is setbacks. We’ve all had … Continue reading

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“Very Best”

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine During World War II, Winston Churchill kept a framed quotation from Abraham Lincoln in his office where he saw it every day: “I do the very … Continue reading

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Moving Words

Since today is President’s Day, my mind traveled back in time to one of the greatest speeches ever written, “The Gettysburg Address.” Edward Everett, who preceded Abraham Lincoln on the day the speech was given, spoke for more than two … Continue reading

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Abe Advises

Yes, it’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Happy birthday, Abe! When I was a kid, it used to be a national holiday. And now it isn’t. Why not? Mmmm… But what I really want to talk about is setbacks. We’ve all had … Continue reading

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Fanning Encouragement

“Words of encouragement fan the sparks of genius into the flame of achievement. Legend tells us that Lincoln’s dying mother called her small son to her bedside and whispered, ‘Be somebody, Abe!’” Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living Treasure Chest … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

A beautiful bouquet of words for all the wonderful mothers we love and who love us: “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” Abraham Lincoln “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher … Continue reading

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Brevity Beckons

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” Mark Twain Back in the days when Mark Twain was a riverboat pilot, steamships ruled the Mississippi. When a railroad decided to build a bridge over … Continue reading

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Abraham Advises

Yes, it’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Happy birthday, Abe! When I was a kid, it used to be a national holiday. And now it isn’t. Why not? Mmmm… But what I really want to talk about is setbacks. We’ve all had … Continue reading

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