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One Good Mother…

“One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert The post One Good Mother… appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Home Is Where Your Mom Is

A little girl, asked where home was, replied “Where mother is.” – Keith L. Brooks The post Home Is Where Your Mom Is appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Facebook Post of Daughter’s Compassion Makes Mom Proud

I’d like to share a posting from the Facebook page “Paying it Forward ~ One Day at a Time.” The author, Beth, shares a truly inspirational and beautiful story: Tonight is one that I won’t easily be able to forget — and for good reason. There’s this homeless man that I see VERY often, and it’s always hard to drive … Read More The post Facebook Post of Daughter’s Compassion Makes Mom Proud appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: Pounding In and Pulling Out Nails – Dealing With Hurtful Words

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When one of my daughters was confronted with the fact that she had really hurt another child with a mean comment, she cried and immediately wanted to apologize. That was a good thing, but I wanted her to know an apology can’t always make things better. So I told her the story of Will, an angry  nine-year-old whose father abandoned his … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Pounding In and Pulling Out Nails – Dealing With Hurtful Words appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: The Ultimate Gift

Jimmy was nine when his mom told him his little sister was sick and would die if she didn’t get a blood transfusion – and Jimmy was one of the only people in the world who had the rare blood type needed. She asked if he would be willing to let the doctors give some of his blood to his … Read More

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COMMENTARY: The Road to Significance

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The most traditional way to measure the quality of one’s life is to evaluate success by listing accolades, achievements, and acquisitions. After all, in its simplest terms, success is getting what we want and most people want wealth and status. Yet, as much pleasure as these attributes can bring, the rich, powerful, and famous usually discover that true happiness will … Read More The post COMMENTARY: The Road to Significance appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 975.5: What Is Character?

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Here’s a riddle: You can hardly ever find it anymore — especially in politics or business. Lots of schools don’t teach it anymore. We want more of it in our children and in all the adults who interact with them. We want it from our bosses and the people who fix our cars. And most of us believe we have … Read More The post COMMENTARY 975.5: What Is Character? appeared first on What Will Matter.

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KINDNESS: Greatest Quotes on Kindness compiled by Michael Josephson  

A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle. – Unknown A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. – Washington Irving A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth. – Irish Proverb A kind word will keep someone warm for years. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed… had compassion on … Read More The post KINDNESS: Greatest Quotes on Kindness compiled by Michael Josephson   appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 970.1: Finding God in the Park

Abe was fiercely independent, even at age 85, but after a mild stroke his son insisted he move in with him. Abe missed going to the park near his old apartment, and one Saturday he set out to find it. When he became disoriented, he asked a young boy named Timmy where the park was. Timmy said he’d like to … Read More The post COMMENTARY 970.1: Finding God in the Park appeared first on What Will Matter.

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David Graeber: ‘So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think are unnecessary’

The anarchist author, coiner of the phrase ‘We are the 99%’, talks to Stuart Jeffries about ‘bullshit jobs’, our rule-bound lives and the importance of play A few years ago David Graeber’s mother had a series of strokes. Social workers advised him that, in order to pay for the home care she needed, he should apply for Medicaid, the US government health insurance programme for people on low …

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