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Whipping the Sea – Where Do You Place the Blame?

XerxesIn 483 BC the king of Persia, a man named Xerxes set out to conquer the Greek mainland. (You may remember Xerxes as the main bad guy from the movie “300”). Xerxes attacked Greece to avenge the failure of his father, Darius, who lost a major battle against the Greeks at a place called Marathon about a decade earlier.

In order to get his army over to Greece by land he had to build a bridge over a strait of water called the Hellespont. His engineers started construction on the bridge but before it was finished, a terrible storm came and destroyed all the progress they had made. Xerxes was so upset at what happened that he had every engineer beheaded then sent soldiers down to the banks of the strait and actually had them whip the sea 300 times for its failure to obey him and comply with his plans.…

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You And Your Circumstances

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Have you ever noticed that people are always blaming their circumstances for what they are?

George Bernard Shaw said, “I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstance they want, and, if they can’t find them, they go out and make them.”

Some circumstances we chose and others were chosen for us but regardless of the circumstance we get to decide how we will act in every situation.

Jo Condert said, “Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never leave or lose. To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.”

We have to work out our own destiny.…

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