…it was obvious my impulsive request was a pathetic by-product of my total thoughtlessness for the man in front of me.With every good intention of being thoughtful to someone else, I had totally lacked courtesy and had been unkind to the legendary NASCAR driver.

Kindness is noticing someone else and recognizing his needs, i.e. seeing value in every person we meet.

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Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.
Around every corner is another gift waiting to surprise us.
Happiness and gratitude are so intertwined that you cannot have one without the other.

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The things you learn in maturity seldom involved information and skills. We learn by accepting the obligations of life, by suffering, by taking risks, by loving, by bearing life’s indignities with dignity.

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Chaos makes us hungry for power and order of our lives. Being in control gives us a false sense of dominance, makes us feel important and needed. It masks our apprehensions and gives us a game plan….You likely believe this self-importance is doing everyone a favor, dictating order, maintaining status quo under the pretense and power (conscious or not) of caring for the health and well-being of your company, co-workers, family members and friends.

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I believe that charm is one of the strongest things in the world. … a magic armour against all the hurtful, sordid things of the world….. to keep (your)self pure and untouched by the ugly things of life, and to look for beauty in everything

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It was interesting to me, that in order to go higher, we usually had to go down through a valley, and it went on and on and up and up. I was tired and wanted to sit down…. I couldn’t help but think about life – mine and maybe even yours. I thought about how hard it had been for me chasing down my dream.

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Farm Town is a great germinator of creativity. It provides sustenance to those hungry for a sense of community and waters the desire for achievement. “…in the real world I was planting seeds and fertilizing hope to harvest employment.” Farm Town is still feeding me. 20 Life Lessons Reaped from Farm Town; There is nothing more frustrating than hiring a worker and having him/her abandon his job. If things don’t suit you, you can always sell everything and start over!

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“….what goes on in the human resource office behind closed doors?”
When meeting with passionate albeit sometimes over-zealous employees, some with egos that exceeded a super-sized, jumbo, caffeinated drink, 9 times out of 10 they were arguing and complaining about a colleague who refused to listen or back down and, shock of shocks, refused to change.
If you approach conflict and disagreement as a Sears power tool in shrill attack mode, it’s not likely to do the job you intended.

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