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Ten Topics and Ten Quotes

Today’s article is all about getting you to think a little more about a few topics.

We will be presenting ten topics and a quote to go with each. We will then share a few of our thoughts on each idea. We also encourage you to comment below to share your thoughts and perspectives.

This post is another opportunity to think, learn, reflect and grow!

Topic 1 – Family

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
– Richard Bach

It can be easy to say, “We’re family, so we get along. That’s how it works.” But sadly, this is not always the case.

Just because you’re family doesn’t mean that things always work out and everyone gets along. Quite the opposite is often true.

Families fight, bicker, and disagree all the time. It’s a normal part of being a family member.

The plus side is that everyone in a healthy family loves and respects one another. Even when family members disagree, they can show love and compassion for each other.

Love, respect, compassion, and empathy strengthen the bond that a family shares.

Topic 2 – Community

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
– African Proverb

As human beings, we can do a lot on our own. But we can’t do everything by ourselves.

Working as a group can indeed take more time and effort than working alone. However, much more can be accomplished by many rather than one.

For instance, it might be easier and faster to re-organize your closet space on your own. But if you need to remodel the entire house, a family or group of friends can do that much more effectively.

Topic 3 – Introspection

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
– Henry David Thoreau

No one can peer into the depths of your mind other than you. Therefore, you are the person who has the strongest influence over your thoughts and beliefs.

What you think, what you do, and how you react are all up to you. Others may offer perspective or guidance, but ultimately it’s up to you.

Taking the time to look within and guide your thoughts is important and valuable indeed.

Topic 4 – Joy

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.
– Marianne Williamson

They say a pessimist sees the glass as half empty and an optimist sees the glass as half-full. The engineer quips that glass is simply two times the size it needs to be, and the accountant asks how to best show it on the books.

Either way, it’s all a matter of perspective.

If you view life through a lens of joy, you will find there is so much more in life to be found.

Topic 5 – Health

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
– Denis Waitley

How ironic is it that man spends two-thirds of his time and health earning money? He then lives the final third spending whatever money may be necessary to buy back as much time and health as he can.

Although this is quite a dramatic depiction, is it really that far off from the truth?

You always have a choice, especially when it comes to your health and your time. Do what you can now to take care of your health, and spend your time wisely for it’s uncertain how much you have left.

Topic 6 – Moderation

A reasonable man needs only to practice moderation to find happiness.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have you ever heard the phrase “moderation in all things?” This idea is simple but profound.

It’s true that eating a handful of chocolate chip cookies is wonderful and fun. But. If you eat too many too quickly, you’ll feel awful for the next several hours.

Moderation to the extreme may not be the best choice, but moderation still has its place in the lives we live.

Topic 7 – Growth

We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
– Oprah Winfrey

For things to change for us, we must also change.

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. That sounds about right. What do you think?

If you wish to become something more and if you want to progress forward in life, growth must be a part of it. Growth is a healthy, normal, and very important aspect of life.

Topic 8 – Kindness

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
– Harold S. Kushner

Being kind to others is one of the greatest things we can do. It will pay dividends in the lives of others.

It will also impact your life as well and often in the best way possible.

Topic 9 – Love

The giving of love is an education in itself.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Having the ability to love is one of the most powerful parts of our humanity. Through love, we can do things we could never have done otherwise.

They say it’s better to have love and lost than to have never loved at all. Perhaps this is true, and perhaps it is not. Either way, don’t miss out on the opportunity to express love when you can.

Topic 10 – Compassion

Let our hearts be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Pain, suffering, regret, sorrow, and other negative emotions are felt by all. Sometimes it can be easy to forget that we all feel sadness at some time or another.

Instead of choosing to ignore it or looking the other way, sometimes the best thing we can do is show compassion to others to let them know we care.

It often means more than you know.

We hope you enjoyed reading through this article. Please feel free to share your thoughts down below. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

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