The good stuff

Perspective for this year

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It is a new year and with it, perhaps new challenges. Here is a piece called "Meanings" to give you some perspective. Author unknown. Use it regularly:

Standing for what you believe in, regardless of the odds against you, and the pressure that tears at your resistance, … means courage.

Keeping a smile on your face, when inside you feel like dying, for the sake of supporting others, … means strength.

Stopping at nothing, and doing what in your heart, you know is right, … means determination.

Doing more than is expected, to make another's life a little more bearable, without uttering a single complaint, … means compassion.

Helping a friend in need, no matter the time or effort, to the best of your ability, … means loyalty.

Giving more than you have, and expecting nothing but nothing in return, … means selflessness.

Holding your head high and being the best you know you can be when life seems to fall apart at your feet, facing each difficulty with the confidence that time will bring you better tomorrows, and never giving up, … means believing in yourself.

So, believe in yourself, for a happy today and better tomorrow ...

I pray that you are having a wonderful 2022!

Jim Thompson has been doing a radio feature called “The Good Stuff” for over a decade. This newspaper version has been published in western South Dakota for the past three years. Jim has a long affiliation in De Smet. He has been the “voice” for De Smet Farm Mutual radio ads since 1976.

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