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Circumstances for Clapping Hands is a blog about reasons to give praise to God, despite my circumstances. As Henry David Thoreau once addressed, “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” The challenges: 1) Find value in everything you do and 2) Find joy in doing it.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Improving the Possibilities

Question of the day: How often do we allow past decisions to influence the future?

We see how poor decisions hinder us everyday. Biblical descriptions abound (note the first book of Kings). More specifically, we hear stories of why people did or didn't do something, usually followed by a description of a previous experience. Not to say that past experiences hold no value, I think they do. But how influential should they really be?

I see a mistake as just another motivation to improve. Without them, where would we find lessons?

The challenge: Find something you want to do (or something you've even failed at a previous time) and go and try it (again.) Use the lessons learned to IMPROVE who you are or what you are doing.

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