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Wisdom from Dave Boufford

Wisdom from Dave Boufford

One of my favorite quotations about life’s teachings comes from Thomas Carlyle, who said “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

So, here’s what I’ve come to know:

Take care of yourself as best you can. Daily exercise, relaxation and nutrition are vital for optimal performance in every area of life. Do your best and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Love is what makes life worth living. I believe learning to love is the most important skill we can develop in our lives, and yes I strongly believe it’s a skill that must be learned. I think it’s the reason why we are born – to love and be loved.

Give until it hurts. That’s my motto and sometimes it does hurt – especially when others take advantage. But give anyway! Giving is the other part of receiving, and I’ve found that helping others always comes back to me multiplied.

Learn to be interested in others and their lives. Always look for ways to be of service and you’ll never be alone. You never know who you’ll meet and how your life will be blessed by your connection….Continue reading at

Known as Mr. Positive, Dave is a writer, author and motivational speaker.

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3:09PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

To do this, the most important thing to start with is to love urself!

2:53PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

simple everyday common sense

2:44PM PST on Feb 18, 2013


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1:08AM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Thank you :)

8:12PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Inspirational, thanks for sharing.

12:37AM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

thanks for the article

12:00PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

I wish I could love more but right now, my inner life is withered and dry like a desert.

6:50AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Great thanks

4:22PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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