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Some people race along at top speed.  They burn the candle at both ends.  They neglect their rest, gulp down their food, and move fast in a wild dash to get ahead.  Nothing stops...
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Humanity Is One

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Confucianism teaches: “All within the four seas are brothers.” For Buddhism, “There is no caste in blood, which runneth of one hue.” Christianity holds that “God hath made...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A SECOND CHOICE In life, we cannot always realize our ambition. Our plan is often upset and our dream shattered. Few men are now doing what they first wanted...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission KILLLING PACE The president of a bank dropped the telephone receiver back into its cradle and said to his secretary. “They have just found John dead at his desk...
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Life Is An Adventure

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE It’s good to see a man who loves life, who enjoys it and does not simply endure it. It is good to see a man...
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Sail On

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission On the day his crew threatened mutiny and the storm damaged his ships, Columbus wrote in his diary five words, “This day we sailed on.” The ocean of...
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Express Your Appreciation

A husband to his wife as he finished dinner: "Alice, tha was the best chicken I have ever eaten."  He always praised her culinary efforts.  The art of expressing appreciation must be cultivated.  No...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission NO TIME TO LIVE A man wrote his own epitaph: “Born a human being.  Died a wholesale grocer.” He explained, “I was so busy selling groceries that I had...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The ocean of life Not long ago Florentino Daz, an adventurous Filipino young man, got in a small boat in Kewalo Basin in Honolulu, and ventured out on a...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission MARRIED HAPPINESS The prize winners at a picnic were announced, "Mrs. Smith won the ladies' rolling pin-throwing contest. Mr. Smith won the 100-yard dash." The art of being happy,...

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