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Formula 409

The cleaning product, Formula 409 didn't get its name from the area code where it was developed. And it's not the birth date of the creator's daughter. Formula 409 got its name from perseverance. The two persistent scientists didn't get the formula right on the 101st, or even the 401st try. Only when they created the 409th formula were they satisfied that they'd created the ultimate cleaner. Perseverance pays off...
Jan 01, 1970 / Character

Your Natural Resource

In our search for new energy supplies, we are learning more about the value of our natural resources and how to harness and channel them in the right direction. Well, you have a very valuable "natural resource," and it's important that you T.A.P. into it. T stands for Take … take a personal inventory of your strengths and write them down. A is for Ask…ask people you trust what they see as your greatest...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

Living Life in the Dash

When you look at a tombstone, you see a name, something nice about the person, the year they were born and the year they died…and a small dash in between. The dash…it's what we do between the time we're born and the time we die…that's what's most important. It's critical because the dash is your identity…it's who you are—husband, wife, mom, dad. The dash is your influence…it's how you touch the lives of others. ...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

Check your Attitude

Consider what author Charles Swindoll says: "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than what people say or do. The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

A Surfer, a Shark and a Story of Survival

Bethany Hamilton dreamed of being a professional surfer, but at 13, she lost her arm in a shark attack. You'd think that would be the end of her career plans, but that's not the case. The new movie, Soul Surfer, will show you three things that Bethany did to realize her dreams. You can do them, too. First, put the pain aside. Before you can do anything about your circumstances, you have to be able to move...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

A Joyful Life

If a quick list of possessions or accomplishments just crossed your mind, consider this. True joy is an internal sense of satisfaction that isn't created or controlled by external factors. Inventor Frederick Koenig put it this way: "We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." What gifts are you surrounded...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

Soul Surfer

If you're Bethany Hamilton, you get back into the water with your attacker. One October morning, the 13-year-old surfer and her best friend went out to catch a few waves when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked. The vicious shark took her left arm, and nearly her life. Because of the love of her family, her sheer determination and unwavering faith, Bethany overcame all odds to become a champion surfer again. ...
Jan 01, 1970 / Character

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