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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Literally, when was the last time you had some dirt under your fingernails? For most of us, the ground on which we walk is something to fertilize, plow, or shovel. Just beneath the first couple layers of grass, rock, and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 18th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“There isn’t a plant on Earth that can survive without taking in water in through its root system. Over millions of years, every type of grounded growing thing, from lichen to cactus to the mighty oak, has nourished itself from … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 7th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“It’s been my experience that people who love being alive differ from those who think that somehow life is a burden because of one main ingredient – purpose. People who know why they are here like being here. People who … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by Rhonda Britten in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE by John St. Augustine

“Most people I have worked with over the years seem to be waiting for someone or something outside of themselves for permission to move on. Years go by, and we wait…and wait…and wait. Nothing happens, and do you know why? … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 16th, 2018 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Contrary to what the Rolling Stones would tell you, time is not on your side. It’s moving forward every second, separating you from the past and thrusting you into the future. How you move into whatever time you have left … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“When learning to create more balance in your life, you need to come to grips with the fact that you don’t start doing triple leaps the first day out. You didn’t learn to walk in a week or ride a … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by Maureen Moss in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE by John St. Augustine

“The word “‘transformation” means a change in composition or structure. We have been led to believe that this can be accomplished from the outside in and it can be if you want the results to last until the first payment … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Most of us feel that responsibility is a heavy burden, when in fact the opposite is true. The more responsible you become, the less of a load you have to carry. Responsibility proves that results speak for themselves. Most of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 15th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“For some people, the only basis for their identity is fear. They are not sure what they are afraid of, but they know something is stalking them…getting closer…and closer. With the combination of the media bringing every horrible story right … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Your voice is an incredible instrument unique unto you. The words you speak can be either saviors or swords, bridges or barriers. They can build someone up or break them down. They can inspire or inflame. They can create hope … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Holding on to pain will cost you big time. To err is human…to forgive is absolutely necessary if you want to live an uncommon life. There is a big payoff in being “the victim.” People pay attention to you, but … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The next time you feel the need to start blaming someone else for whatever experiences you might be experiencing, give your median fibrous septum (the divider that runs down the center of your tongue) a nice, firm clamp. After you … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“While it’s true that you have only one chance to make a first impression, it’s also true that you will spend a lifetime in relationships with all kinds of people, and the one thing that will keep them coming back … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Because we are creatures of habit and don’t like to break from the routine (even that which isn’t very good for us), find simple ways to change the way you see things. Drive a different way to work. Park in … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Remember the words to this Tom Petty song: “Well, I know what’s right. I got just one life in a world that keeps on pushing me around, but I’ll stand my ground…and I won’t back down.” That’s character. More than … Continue reading

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