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Seeking for Her Greatness

May 25, 2018
Seeking for Her Greatness
French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said, "I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests--and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning--and it was not there... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Individualism

May 24, 2018
Individualism
Steven V. Roberts wrote in U.S. News and World Report, April 25, 1994, “Americans are so shaped and stamped by their legacy of individualism that the concepts of community virtue and moral obligation have been discredited. In our popular culture, adulthood is too often defined as doing what you want to do, not what you are supposed to do... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

I Wanna Be Around

May 23, 2018
I Wanna Be Around
One day in 1956, songwriter Johnny Mercer received a letter from Sadie Vimmerstedt, a widowed grandmother who worked behind a cosmetics counter in Youngstown, Ohio. Vimmerstedt suggested Mercer write a song called “I Want to Be Around to Pick Up the Pieces When Somebody Breaks Your Heart.” Five years later, Mercer got in touch to say he’d written the song and that Tony Bennett would record it... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Go On Shining

May 22, 2018
Go On Shining
The story is told of a judge who had been frequently ridiculed by an arrogant lawyer. When asked by a friend why he didn’t rebuke his assailant, he replied, “In our town lives a widow who has a dog. And whenever the moon shines, it goes outside and barks all night.” Having said that, the magistrate shifted the conversation to another subject.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Following the Easiest Course

May 21, 2018
Following the Easiest Course
Complacency is a blight that saps energy, dulls attitudes, and causes a drain on the brain. The first symptom is satisfaction with things as they are. The second is the rejection of things as they might be. "Good enough" becomes today's watchword and tomorrow's standard. Complacency makes people fear the unknown, mistrust the untried, and abhor the new. Like water, complacent people follow the easiest course -- downhill... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Face to Face

May 18, 2018
Face to Face
Although blinded by an illness at 6 weeks of age, Fanny Crosby never became bitter. A preacher once said to her, “I think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when He showered so many other gifts upon you.” She replied, “Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I should be born blind...? A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Reinforced Foundation

May 11, 2018
Reinforced Foundation
According to a CNN report, in 2005, when Hurricane Rita swept through southern Texas, it destroyed the home of the Adams family in Gilchrist, TX. When they rebuilt their home, they reinforced the foundation and 14 support beams were installed to lift the house 22 feet above normal sea level... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Inspiration

May 10, 2018
Inspiration
Great composers do not set down to work because they are inspired, but become inspired because they are working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job at hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day in his figures. They didn’t waste time waiting for inspiration. There is a false mystique that inspiration hits some people out of nowhere, and they are the fortunate ones.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

For the Common Good

May 9, 2018
For the Common Good
One of America’s founding fathers, John Adams, said, “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Criticize Constructively

May 8, 2018
Criticize Constructively
One of the rarest interpersonal skills and most difficult to learn, is how to criticize constructively. Constructive criticism shows consideration for other people’s feelings and invites their suggestions and cooperation. If there is nothing constructive to say, the wisest course is to keep your mouth shut. Criticism that starts by attacking people puts them on the defensive, and often turns small problems into big ones... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Courage of Convictions

May 7, 2018
Courage of Convictions
We hear often about men with the “courage of their convictions.” Nero, Caligula, Attila, and Hitler had the courage of their convictions—but not one had the courage to examine his convictions, or to change them, which is the true test of character. What would you do if you learned that something you considered to be right, was wrong? A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Changing Course

January 4, 2017
Changing Course
A Moment in Time, Changing Course

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