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Stand Guard at the Door to Your Mind!

15 Dec

lighthouseWhen light enters a dark room where does the darkness go? It’s gone, instantly. But not very far!!! Yes, we need to remember that in the absence of light the darkness will come back. But the answer is not to celebrate the darkness, to wallow in it, to fear it. The answer is to bring more light.  Newton, CT is darkness.  Who will be the light?

Please consider:  For every deranged murderer there are a thousand beautiful souls doing a million amazing, beautiful, selfless, astounding, loving gestures that go largely unreported. Truth is, selflessness and service rarely glue folks to their TV. They just don’t sell much advertising. They barely make a blip on Nielsen ratings. But they do change the world in a very real way.

We must each STAND GUARD at the door to our mind!  We are each in charge of how much darkness we let in, how we allow it to color or view of the world, and whether we use it as a brake or a gas pedal in our lives.

So yes, let’s take a minute and let our hearts break for the shattered families and communities. But let’s next take an hour to appreciate all the beautiful souls. Notice them. Applaud them. Focus on them. Rejoice in them. And BE one of them. Why not BE THE CHANGE?

I invite you to CELEBRATE someone who is making the world a brighter place?  Either in the comments below, or in a post of your own, celebrate who has helped YOU?   Who has made YOUR community a better place?  Who has renewed or reconfirmed your faith in the human race?  Please give them some love below!

Please be the change you wish to see in the world…

Chris Sanderson

Sincerity is Not a Test of Truth

24 Mar

Sincerity is not a test of truth.

Here is what I believe:

Sincerity is not a test of truth.  Sincerity is a test of magnitude of belief. Gandhi was sincere, but so was Stalin. JFK and Ronald Reagan? Sincere. But Hitler was sincere as well. We can believe fervently, with never-ending sincerity and STILL be dead wrong. Our leaders, on both sides of the aisle, are certainly sincere. Their life experiences have led them to their current belief systems.

Tech Savvy Lender Chris Sanderson by Tony Frantz Studios

Tech Savvy Lender Chris Sanderson courtesty Tony Frantz Studios

Here’s what I’ve learned: Receiving handouts destroys our self-worth. Lack of self-worth impedes our ability to take action in our own best interest. And lack of taking action in our own best interest invariably leads to neediness. Yet life will not respond favorably to neediness, to victims. Life responds not to what a person needs, but rather what he has labored for, mentally, physically and emotionally.Bad breaks? Sure. Hiccups? Of course. But over the long run, those who have done the hard work and exerted the discipline will be rewarded. Those who expected something for nothing will lead a life of frustration. These are natural laws that you and I cannot alter!

Many of our leaders believe that we need to give people still more.  Handouts in the short-term are an effective way to garner votes in the short-term and disaster in the long-term.  If we want a nation of cripples then let’s just keep handing out crutches. Our future as a country will not be determined by the needs of our citizens nor by our expectations of the past. It will be determined by what we deserve through our level of discipline, our work ethic, and our willingness to accept the natural laws that regulate our existence.

Sincerely,

Chris

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