Virtue of the Week: Tenacity

Friends, Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. You gain strength, experience, and confidence every time you plant your feet, square your shoulders, turn and look fear in the face …. You must do the […]

Virtue of the Week: Tenacity

TWO FROGS One day, two frogs were enjoying the day in the barn when they accidentally fell into the farmer’s bucket of cream, and they couldn’t get out. The two frogs kept swimming around to keep from drowning, and every once in a while they would try to climb out, but this was becoming very […]

Virtue of the Week: Tenacity

THE FARMERS DONKEY One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well… The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He […]

Virtue of the Week: Tenacity

TWO FROGS One day, two frogs were enjoying the day in the barn when they accidentally fell into the farmer’s bucket of cream, and they couldn’t get out. The two frogs kept swimming around to keep from drowning, and every once in a while they would try to climb out, but this was becoming very […]

When The Game Stands Tall

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Itzhak Perlman – Making Music With What We Have Left

Friends, An old friend of mine send me this article about Itzhak Perlman. What a treat! Making Music With What We Have Left On Nov. 18, 1995, Itzhak Perlman, the violinist, came on stage to give a concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. If you have ever been to […]

Henry Morton Stanley’s Unbreakable Will

By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney Is willpower a mood that comes and goes? A temperament you’re born with (or not)? A skill you learn? In Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Florida State University psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and New York Times journalist John Tierney say willpower is a resource that can be renewed or depleted, protected […]

Can We Grow Virtue Like We Grow Apples?

My grandfather on my mother’s side was a farmer. His father was a farmer; and his father’s father was a farmer. His knowledge of the land was through experience and through an oral tradition. There are highlights to the seasons. It is critical on a farm to know when to plant and when to harvest. […]

0-9, Win, Lose, Learn

[do action=”vfpagestart”/] “Winning is a great deodorant. When you win, you smell great and everybody loves you. When you lose, you stink and people don’t want to be around you.” So you are probably going to go 0-9 this season? Sure, you are planning on keeping things positive for the kids and you have shined […]