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A dated event produces timeless life lessons.
Note: I made these observations almost 2 years ago, but never posted them. Not even sure why, but decided to share them with you anyway. Waste not, want not, right? The Long-lost Post Today is
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  Belief is the anchor that keeps us grounded in stormy weather. Belief is the blanket we wrap ourselves in when life seems cold and dark and harsh. It is the hope that shines in the d
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What would you say to a group of graduating seniors as they head off to college, the military and the workforce? Here's what I say every year on the last day of class...
As a high school teacher, I send nearly 200 kids off into the world every year to figure out what they want out of life and how to carve out their place in it. But if I've merely taught them th
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What words fill your conversations?
Words are the bodies the soul of an idea is born into. (Click to Tweet!) The quality of our words attracts others to our cause or repels them from it. Sometimes, the quality of an idea is eno
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  “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Too often, our words get drowned in the noise of our own behavior. We tell others to live and
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“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” ~Jonathan Larson Do you ever find yourself wishing you had done things differently in the past? Do you long to go back and repeat some part of it,
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How have blogs or blogging affected your happiness?
Note: This post was originally prepared for Lori Gosselin’s blog series called, The Life of a Blogger. Well, in the midst of editing, I got caught up with other things and neglected to send it o
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What do you do to cope with negative people?
“Some see roses. Others see only thorns.” (Click to Tweet) Do you regularly interact with the chronically negative? Is there someone in your life who whines and moans and complains about e
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I do ..I feel like people who put people down are hurting weather they realize it or not ..so I'm not rude back ..I just take a deep breath and ask Jesus to bless them ....
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Have you ever read The Oak Tree? It's elegant in its message and in its simplicity.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. ~Seneca When life gets dark and dreary and the rains of discontent pound relentlessly with a ferocity that tests our endurance, simple
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“It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” ~Bill Gates Most people think failure is a bad thing to be avoided. It's to be run away from and hi
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It's time to fall in love with the mirror again!
Somewhere between infancy and adulthood, the mirror went from joyous self-discovery to evidence in the court of insecurity.  ~KW Have you ever noticed the fun babies and toddlers have in front
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Motivation to get off the procrastination couch and get things done just may be a simple mind trick away!
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” ~Wayne Gretzky In my first post in this series, I spoke of the need to
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Hello! I'm Ken Wert, founder of www.meanttobehappy.com, a blog about personal growth and finding joy in daily living, of creating passion and meaning and purpose in the pursuit of our true potentials. It's about living well, with integrity to high values and developing character in the core of who we are. And it's a blog about learning ways to think and live that will create a life to get excited about.

I've been married to an amazing woman for over two decades, have two amazing children, one of whom married an amazing man recently.

Oh, and I'm a high school teacher by day.

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