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I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. — Larry Bird


Make an extra effort in something you’re working on today.

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December 12th, 2009
Rainer Maria Rilke (poet, novelist, 1875-1926)

Today face one of the dragons in your life bravely.…

December 11th, 2009

Life isn’t a spectator sport; go out and do something good. (For example, volunteer at a soup kitchen.)…

December 9th, 2009
Henry David Thoreau

Get up earlier than usual tomorrow. We trust you’ll find something good and productive to do with your time.…

December 8th, 2009

Exercise your sense of humor today.…

December 6th, 2009

Refrain from unnecessary talk today and use the quiet time to reflect on what you really want to accomplish this Christmas season.…

December 5th, 2009
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (pastor, theologian, 1906-1945)

What is keeping you from being free? Reflect on how much of your prison is of your own making.…

December 4th, 2009

Eat one meal today and take time to savor it.…

December 2nd, 2009
George Harrison

Recall a moment in your life when you’ve found peace. How can you recapture that today?…

December 1st, 2009
Leonardo da Vinci

Choose not to complain today.…

November 30th, 2009
Charles Dickens

Make a plan today to volunteer with children before Christmas.…

November 29th, 2009
G.M. Trevelyan (English historian, 1876-1962)

Consider what God is waiting for you to do.…

November 17th, 2009

What invisible forces are you fighting in your own life.…

November 11th, 2009

Today, do something constructive around the house.…

November 2nd, 2009

Who can you go the extra six inches for?…

October 28th, 2009

Reflect on the poem and what it means in your life.…

October 26th, 2009

Don’t feel silly; sing in public, or in private.…

December 24th, 2008
Misa del Gallo

Return to the Advent calendar.

Advent Fast Fact…
In Spanish, Midnight Mass is often referred to as Misa del Gallo (“Rooster’s Mass”).
Filipino custom is to go to mass at the crack of dawn — 4 or 5 a.m. — for nine straight days, December 16 through December 24.

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