Will You Dare To Be Different

  There is a secondary school not far from my home, and I often see the students either walking to school or waiting at the bus stop. Over 1500 students attend this school, and yet when I see them there is a similarity that identifies them as belonging to that school. After some thought I realized that it is their appearance that is similar. Although there is no school uniform, it is their choice of clothes that almost creates a uniform in itself. The colors of choice tend to be limited to three colors none of which stand out or appear distinct. Almost all students carry a backpack. It is...

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Don’t Forget To Dream

  Sometimes we know that something has to change in our lives. That need often gives birth to a dream. The problem is we often succumb to the fear of the unknown and turn our backs on the doors that are opening to us. Life was different back in the 1800′s. Charles Tiffany was 15 when he completed his formal education and went to work managing a general store for his father who owned a Connecticut cotton mill. He worked long, hard hours – learning new things every day. At 25 he still had nothing to call his own – and very little money. Let Necessity Breed Action It was time...

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A Change Will Do You Good

Adjusting To Change   People are creatures of habit and some find it difficult to adjust to changes that are certain to come our way.  Life is like an old, comfortable pair of shoes. We may realize that we need new ones and we may even find new ones we really like, but, we know that changing will cause us discomfort for a little while until we break them in. Sometimes we need to realize that life isn’t always easy.  What may be better for us is not what we are used to, but it is certainly worth the trouble of breaking in new habits and lifestyle changes. Change does not have to be...

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Can You Really Change?

I Believe We Can Change   Contrary to a widely held belief that people do not change, I submit to you that people do change and often in dramatic, life-altering ways.  I say this with full confidence as I have witnessed it happen time and time again.  Creating positive change in your life is totally possible. You can change yourself and thereby your life. When you are fully committed to making changes in your life, it will happen.  That commitment, based on a deep desire for growth, is half the journey.  Once you have made that choice, one made with total awareness and a honesty of your...

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