Category Archives: Relationships

Effort

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” ~ Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951) Why do you extend yourself and put extra effort into certain tasks? Is it the desire for personal gain or reward … Continue reading

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Attitude

“I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.  And so it is with you.” ~ Charles Swindoll Studies show that optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists, even … Continue reading

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The Extremes

“It is easy to sit up and take notice; what is difficult is getting up and taking action.” ~ Al Batt, American Writer and Humorist No, “The Extremes” are not a singing group.  They are the choices we have to make. … Continue reading

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Order

“We must learn to let go, to give up, to make room for the things we have prayed for and desired.” ~ Charles Fillmore (1854-1948) Every day I am out of control.  No, I do not mean I have no … Continue reading

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Perfection

“The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that.  We waste time … Continue reading

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Your Nature

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and sliver.” ~ Martin Luther The next time your family complains about your behavior, just … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – March 12, 2018

Here is the follow-up to earlier 2016 correspondence from the sister of a patient suffering from metastatic melanoma. Original Question for Bernie: Dear Bernie: This is  in regards to my sister’s diagnosis She is starting whole brain radiation next week  … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – February 26, 2018

Question for Bernie: Hello Bernie, It has been a long time to go without writing you. I want to say to you that I am very sad these last 2 months. I am remembering a lot about my ex-boyfriend who … Continue reading

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Time

“Life is precious and time is a key element.  Let’s make every moment count.” ~ Harmon Killebrew Time is the only thing we have, and it is everything, so why do we waste it?  Living in a body means we … Continue reading

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Meaning

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” ~ Buddha Anthropologist Ashley Montagu said it well:  “The meaning of a word is the action it … Continue reading

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