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If your choice is made, then live with it. You can only captain your own soul. To take responsibility for another is courting disaster. – Stephen King

If one man lives as though he would never die and another man lives as though he might die tomorrow, would either one wear a wristwatch?  – Robert Fulghum

A man who has to go into the village to get the news hasn’t heard from himself in a long time. – Henry Thoreau

  1. God never has a bad day.
  2. Jesus came to restore, not condemn.
  3. Jesus dances over you with delight.
  4. Step out, learn the lesson and forget the details.
  5. If there is no wind, start rowing.
  6. Consider surrendering something of value for the sake a greater gain.
  7. You are as happy as you choose to be.
  8. You make the choices that create your emotional state.
  9. As far as it depends on you, live at peace with one another.
  10. Life not for success but for significance.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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