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Story: The Fact Is, It’s Nice to Be Appreciated.

This week’s video story: It’s nice to be appreciated. Even if you don’t do something for the recognition — the recognition is nice. How I love stories when virtue is rewarded! Here’s the one that I mention in the video, that I already posted, and here’s one for today: Note that my friend’s acts of kindness weren’t “random acts of …


Story: I Only Have to Worry about Doing My Best.

This week’s video story: I only have to worry about doing my best. It was a big relief to me to think — well, my friend is right, I don’t have to worry about being qualified. That’s the Justice‘s problem! It’s hard to explain why that made such a difference to me. All we can do is our best, and …


Story: Preparation Is an Essential Part of Execution.

This week’s video story: Preparation is an essential part of execution. I didn’t plan this story for the last day of 2013, but it’s a great fit. For those of you thinking about how to make 2014 a happier year, taking the time to prepare and plan is an essential part of being able to execute your aims. I’ve become …


Story: Guess–Who Never Confuses Identical Twins?

This week’s video story:    I’m talking about One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned about Everyone’s Struggle to Be Singular by my friend Abigail Pogrebin. I’ve always been fascinated (and a little envious) about the relationship between identical twins. If you want to learn more about the book, check out the book trailer …


Story: Am I Wasting My Youth?

This week’s video story:  Am I wasting my youth?   Of course, as an Upholder, I wouldn’t have dreamed of leaving the library to go to Toad’s Place. Plus, as I now acknowledge (though I didn’t then), I’m not very interested in music. Still, it was a memorable moment. I think that we too rarely ask ourselves these kinds of …