Dr. Otaigbe’s Wisdom Newsletter

If you live a purpose-driven life, all other things will fall in place.

Living a life of purpose helps us to focus on what is really important. We are able to pursue our passion, achieve life balance, and feel more contented with our lives. Author and speaker, Dr. Wayne Dyer, said, ”When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.”

​​What constitutes a good apology?

A high-quality apology is unqualified. ”I’m sorry. Forgive me.”  No ”if”, ”but, or ”however.” A good apology accepts full responsibility for what went wrong. No blaming of the victim or outside forces. Finally, a high-quality apology offers to make amends. How can I make things better? ~ Adapted from ”Mindful, ” June 2019

"Though you live near a forest, do not waste firewood."~Chinese Proverb

Being blessed doesn't mean you have to squander all the resources at your disposal. Make judicious use of them to care for yourself and make a difference in other people's lives.

The eagle who lived and died like a chicken.

One day a farmer found an eagle's egg and brought it home and placed it among the eggs of his barnyard hens. The egg was hatched along with the brood of chicks. Little eagle grew up with the chicks. He did as they did. Just like the chickens, he believed he could only fly a few feet above ground. One day, he saw an eagle flying in the sky. "What is that?" he asked. “That's the majestic eagle, King of the birds; he belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth. We're chickens.”  So, the eagle lived and died like a chicken. He never knew who he was. ~Retold from Anthony de Mello’s “One Minute Wisdom."

Smiles, Giggles, & Chuckles...

• ”The other day a neighbor sent me a text message saying ’I just made synonym buns.’ I replied by saying, ’You mean like grammar used to make?’ ”~Reader’s Digest 

• Start every cell phone conversation with ”My battery is almost dead.” That way you can hang up when you're bored. ~Oldtimers, adapted

• ”All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.”~Alexander Woollcott

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Dr. Michael I. Otaigbe