Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Anonymous

17 October
From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
As the caterpillar becomes the butterfly, so also the meaningless becomes meaningful to those who strive with persistence and trust with simplicity.

“To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.” – Pope Francis

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
October 17
'I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.'
- Abraham Lincoln

'When you undertake to bring your life into relation with God, you are embarking upon a serious and demanding task, a task that leaves no leeway for self-deception or delusion. It requires the most rigorous dedication, self-discipline and self-knowledge. Dive in with gusto – because God is involved, you are sure to find the process boundlessly exhilarating.'
- Arnold Kunst



Monday, October 16, 2017

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
16 October
Comfort zones are for breaking out of.



“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” - Anonymous

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
October 16
'It is much for the young to know that treading the hard path of duty will be noticed and lead to high places.'
- Abraham Lincoln

‘Nothing is denied to well-directed labor, and nothing attained without it.’
- Anonymous



Sunday, October 15, 2017

“We’re not raising children. We’re raising adults.” – Anonymous

15 October
From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
A person’s attitude directly impacts his performance. If your child knows you believe and accept him no matter what, his attitude is secure. He’ll have challenges in life, of course, but he’ll win because you’ve helped him see himself as a winner.



“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” - Anonymous

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
October 15
‘It is easy to see that, under the sharp discipline of civil war, the nation is beginning a new life.'
- Abraham Lincoln

‘”Impossible” is “I'm possible” in disguise.'
- Anonymous