Thomas McGreevy

Spend Your Life Doing Things That Matter

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“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes   Do you find yourself “getting ready to live”?  Have you filled your life with daily tasks that keep you from living the life you know you want to live?  How is it that we let busywork define our lives?  I used to think that when Jesus called his disciples he was testing their…read more

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No Regrets

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Have you ever looked back on an earlier period in your life and wished you had the perspective then that you have now?  I feel that way about my experiences playing football in high school and college.  It was a period in my life that I enjoyed and I did fairly well, but as I reminisce I realize that I held something back.  There was some part of me that was afraid; afraid to fail, afraid of facing higher expectations, afraid of getting noticed.  The challenges seemed so daunting and…read more

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Desire

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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders.  Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery   There is a ship that each of us wants to build.  We want to build it because we “yearn for the vast and endless sea”.  We cannot build it alone.  We are going to need people to join us in our endeavor.  If we can get in touch with our desires and teach…read more

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When Your Enemy Takes No Prisoners

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“He is dead who will not fight” – Julian Grenfell When you are at war, as we are, and your enemy, like ours, is the sort who takes no prisoners, there is no combination of difficult circumstances or limited options that should cause you to surrender.  You must always stay the course.  There is no potential for a viable truce with this enemy.  If the odds are against you, you can’t afford to draw back.  You must fix your eyes on the goal.  You must never be turned aside.  You…read more

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Are You Smarter than a 4th Grader?

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My nine year old daughter is a social genius.  She has a gift for interacting with people, making them feel comfortable and connecting with them.  She was born that way.  You could see it when she was a toddler.  It’s a gift that I did not receive.  I’ve learned slowly in my life how to interact effectively with people and have become proficient at it like any normal person, but I am no match for my nine year old.  When we have parties at our house I give her the…read more

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