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Prayerful Thanksgiving

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James talks about praising God and then spewing hatred toward our fellow humans with the same tongue.  This passage helps when we are wronged.  I could give a lengthy narrative about how a wrong has happened, but what good would it do?  If we are wronged, we may have our reasons why will not patronize a certain business again, but we don't necessarily need to list the grievances.  Yes, it could be used as a warning to others not to use that business, but not when it's done in spite.  Perhaps prayerful thanksgiving is enough that a resolution has occurred.




Thank you

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Thank you to all you internet people who make great projects and share what you learn. You may not be famous to the world, but you're so helpful and famous to me.

And especially to that One! person, that great person, who helps me live.

Mediocrity is Killing Me

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Mediocrity is killing me.  Mediocrity is killing you.  That mediocrity is your job unless you are one of the lucky ones.  Unless you are one of the few who get up every morning and spend a third of your day, of your life, loving what you do and work in a place that strives for excellence.  Unless you work for a place that doesn't play a business game but plays the infinite game of improving the company and the product and puts the employee first.  Otherwise mediocrity is the killer.

But you can save your life.  You can move forward when you are telling yourself you can't.  You can get the training and break the social media addiction.  You can put God and family first while also making improvements to move forward to employment that is both objectively and subjectively meaningful. Is it easy?  No.

Life isn't supposed to be easy.  Baked into all life are difficulties that we have to get through.  One of those things is the demon that haunts us with negative thoughts.  And one of the hardest things in life is fighting those thoughts.  It's not something we have to do on our own, but it is something that only ourselves, personally, thoughtfully, can decide to fight in the first place.  The first step is two-fold: realize there is a problem and that it can be fought.  Fighting it means you first must stop the negative thinking.  There are various tools and techniques, which used together, can help bring you to the realization there is a problem and combat it like: prayer, counseling, meditation, positive thought training, and rehabilitation for those who have fallen into addiction.  It's not impossible, it's just not easy.

You could start by convincing yourself that you can change and that you don't want to be a victim.  You don't even have to say positive things about yourself, just stop the thoughts of tearing yourself down and refuse to listen to them.


You cannot be surprised there are no leaders when management is so bad at what they do.