“One More Gift Left!”

st-jude_28258174044_oWith all the hustle and bustle of last minute holiday shopping, it can be difficult to slow down and enjoy the small joys of this special time. My most cherished holiday memories are setting up the Christmas tree, taking the kids to get pictures with Santa, and my family sitting on the couch in pajamas watching movies. The greatest gift I receive every year is simply time with my family.

This season, I’m asking you to add one more gift to your shopping list, St. Jude. Extend the holiday cheer to a family in need by donating to St. Jude children’s research hospital. In less than the time it takes to make a cup of hot cocoa, you can bring peace and goodwill to children battling cancer. With your generous donation, St. Jude can continue its mission of providing top tier research and medical care to kids at no cost to their families.  This true and thoughtful gift can bring peace of mind to a family in need. Please visit my St. Jude donor page to learn more about how to give a gift that keeps on giving.

 Wishing you and yours, a Wonderful Holiday Season.

Post By Len Thicklin



lostDo you ACT OR REACT?

When we’re sure the outcome is not going to work; when we can’t figure out where to turn next; when we don’t know what to do next we panic.

The election was a nail-biting experience and will change the country forever.  Some of us lost friends and political perspective.  We are finding it difficult to move forward because of the election outcome.   Many of us feel lost.

It can be hard to go forward after a big disappointment and when things don’t work out.  Don’t lose hope; move forward trying something else.  Enough small things by enough people coalesce into the next big thing keep hope alive.

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Revenge it’s not ours to take

BIRD-SQ-SM-600x600When you are betrayed, do you immediately want to get revenge? Getting revenge can make you feel better and some will not admit it!  In the world today, there’s not a lot of room for or vengeance. If you’ve ever been wronged in your life, you probably understand the concept of revenge.  Often it starts with someone doing something wrong to you, and you feel powerless to stop it. You want to get them back, so you create a plot of revenge.

You can view revenge a couple of ways; first, you can argue that you only shouldn’t seek revenge at all. That’s fair, and an entirely noble path to take.  On the other hand, you can look at these things as obstacles in the way of actual revenge. Your biggest obstacle is making sure you don’t feel like an awful person afterwards.

Your other obstacle is simply the obstacle you’re already facing: letting go. I believe these are pretty easy things to overcome because there’s a difference between pure revenge—an eye for an eye—and smart revenge—aiming to bring positive change from your actions. The problem with most revenge is that it’s about bringing harm—and not harmony—to the situation. If you’re going to seek vengeance, you need to believe you’re bringing about positive change.

I am a firm believer revenge is not ours to take.  Remember the saying what goes around comes around.  The best revenge is being a good person and doing the right thing.  Remember Christ should always be your answer to all complicated matters. Trust and believe.

Post by Len Thicklin