More than a list of maxims, these canons show Jefferson’s high regard for perseverance, moderation, patience and respect for others. Cultivating these virtues, today, may be even harder than in his time, but they are still invaluable guides to the good life.
Take a good look around and contemplate what you see in Nature. Herein are some observations made by some bright minds giving us some striking parallels.
Have you ever speculated if there could be any benefit from a storm? We all face storms in life. Check out this presentation to find what benefit could be gained from a storm.
Have you ever stopped to realize that your way of thinking can determine your destiny? You can choose positive thoughts to determine your way.
There’s a famous phrase coined by Aristotle, “The More You Know, the More You Know You Don’t Know”. It is also a sentiment shared by Albert Einstein who put it this way: “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” This is very applicable when it comes to learning who God is.
Possibly, you’ve heard these sayings: ‘You are not what has happened to you’ and ‘Your past does not determine your future’. God can make these a reality for you. With Him, you can have all burdens of the past erased and live a better, brighter future.
Are we there yet? Sometimes the hardest thing to do is wait. Yet, to learn to wait for what God has in store for us is well worth it! Along the way, you gain the benefits of a strengthened faith and tempered patience.
What a relief it is to know that Jesus is in control of every aspect of our lives and rules the Universe. Especially when you don’t understand what’s going on and what the end result will be, you can trust Him to do what’s right for you!
God doesn’t just give us grace; He gives us Jesus, the Lord of grace. – Joni Eareckson Tada