Peace of Wisdom

This is the archive of the twice-weekly emails sent to the inboxes of Wisdom Harbour members. Delivered in the morning, there is a Wednesday Peace of Wisdom and a Weekend Peace of Wisdom.  Each is a short bit of wise perspective about a single topic to help you through your week.

Grace

Extending grace to yourself and others makes life sweeter. Grace encourages us to “try again” after a failure. When we give grace to others we foster an environment of learning and growth. It...

Eureka!

When was your last revelation? The perfect idea that came from nothing and became something. Some people call that light bulb a “Eureka Moment!” - In case you’re wondering, Eureka is Greek for “I...

Reliability

I don’t know about you, but I hate being late. If I say I’m going to be somewhere at a specific time, I want to actually be there early, when possible.  My daddy called it Bear Bryant time.  If you...

Loss of a Loved One

Suffering through the loss of a loved one can be devastating.  Textbooks list the stages of grief in great detail, and while they aren’t wrong, it seems trite to reduce them to mere words on a page....

Tact

Careful, thoughtful communication is important to building and maintaining meaningful relationships.  Speaking clearly is also an important key to successful communication. Sometimes, we speak...

Effort

Wayne Gretzky said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Michael Jordan said, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”  Many people allow the process...

Spiraling Out of Control

You’re not a tornado, are you? Oh, good! So you agree it would be unproductive to spiral out of control? Well…. Have you ever considered your inner mechanism one might refer to as your “personal...

Pride

C.S. Lewis said, “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” You’ve heard “pride comes before a fall.” The moment we begin to think we’re...

The Butterfly Effect

Recently, I saw a stunning photograph posted by a Virginia Wildlife photographer in which she managed to capture the breath of a red-winged blackbird while singing during the dead of winter. The...

Life in Boxes

Do you remember the last time you moved out of one place and into another? Maybe it’s when you left home for the first time. As you packed, did you notice that everything in your house was a...

Filling in the Cracks

Filling in the cracks Do you regard your life as having been well lived? Do you feel fulfilled?  While you think about the answer to that question, consider what might make you feel that way.   Are...

Strength

Did you ever think math could teach you things beyond the page? How about a mathematician? Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, known for his famous theorem, also dabbled in the...

Digging Deeper

Have you ever made a mistake and continued digging the hole even deeper? Making it worse? It’s okay! Accidents happen! And they can happen anytime. You just need to realize that when you’re in too...

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