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Vital Sunday, Page 3

if by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.… Read the rest

Human Sunday: Flannery O’Connor Quote

“Every morning between 9 and 12, I go to my room and sit before a piece of paper. Many times, I just sit for three hours with no ideas coming to me. But I know one thing. If an idea does come between 9 and 12 I am there ready for it.”

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Mandela said YOU Can Be A Great Generation

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great.… Read the rest

Pope Sneaks Out to Help Homeless

Vital Sunday: Pope Francis has tossed off the golden garb and sneaks out to feed the homeless, says Think Progress. “The leader of the Catholic Church has been quietly sneaking out of the Vatican at night to minister to homeless residents” they report. … Read the rest

Geoff Says: Here’s the Health Care Scoop

Hooray for those crazy kids of PIRG, the Public Interest Research Group! If you, or someone you know, needs a clear explanation of how the Affordable Care Act is supposed to work – when they finally get the website functioning – this site has a guide that seems to provide very clear, step-by-step info.  … Read the rest

Be Happy: Your Genes Will Thank You for It

Newswise  reports that a good state of mind  affects your genes:

In the first study of its kind, researchers demonstrate how positive psychology impacts human gene expression – and, ultimately, your well being!

What they found is that different types of happiness have surprisingly different effects on the human genome.… Read the rest

Gandhi said

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.… Read the rest

Vincent Van Gogh said

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh… Read the rest