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Your Future

Your past is the path you just travelled. Your future is the path ahead. Your past is part of you. Use it to guide your future. – Michael Josephson The post Your Future appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Don’t Sacrifice A Good Life

Your choices make a difference – now and in the future. Don’t sacrifice a good life for a good time. The post Don’t Sacrifice A Good Life appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Changes: Courage, Wisdom & Serenity

God, give us grace to accept with serenity that things cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from. The post Changes: Courage, Wisdom & Serenity appeared first on What Will Matter.

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The Case for Endless Gratitude

This is a video you should watch regularly – perhaps once a month — really!  It introduces a perspective on gratitude that can enrich your life. TED presentation by Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude and Beauty The post The Case for Endless Gratitude appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Build Bridges That Others May Use

Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In a world increasingly dominated by unapologetic selfishness, this idea may seem quaint and outdated. Yet, for those who have a grand vision of their purpose and value, striving to be of service is not only a noble thing to do, it’s … Read More The post Build Bridges That Others May Use appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Happiness Is More Than Fun and Pleasure

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Ask young people why they get high on drugs or alcohol or seek sex without intimacy or commitment and they’re likely to tell you it’s fun and they just want to be happy. It’s tempting to envy the life of fun-loving “party animals,” “playboys,” and “good-time girls” until one thinks about how they feel about themselves and their lives when they’re … Read More The post Happiness Is More Than Fun and Pleasure appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Personal Message

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I hope the past year will go down in your book of life as one filled with great pleasures and grand memories. But whether the year was good, bad, or indifferent, I hope you’ll enter the new year wiser and stronger for your experiences, and optimistic that the best is yet to come. A vital quality of a happy and successful … Read More The post Personal Message appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Personal Message from Michael

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I hope the past year will go down in your book of life as one filled with great pleasures and grand memories. But whether the year was good, bad, or indifferent, I hope you’ll enter the new year wiser and stronger for your experiences, and optimistic that the best is yet to come. A vital quality of a happy and successful … Read More The post Personal Message from Michael appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Change Your Attitude and Change Your Life

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The tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions reflects one the very best qualities of human nature – the ability to reflect on and assess our lives in terms of the goals we set for ourselves and the principles we believe in. It’s still not too late to formulate a self-improvement plan to make our outer lives and inner selves better by … Read More The post Change Your Attitude and Change Your Life appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: The Treasure of Old Friends

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In my lifetime, I’ve had the good fortune of having a handful of good friends. Each of my four teenage daughters have many hundreds. At least that’s what they call every Facebook connection they collect like trophies. The list of those kinds of friends includes people they barely know, some they don’t know at all, and even some people they … Read More The post COMMENTARY: The Treasure of Old Friends appeared first on What Will Matter.

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