Moving Toward Fear

Our fears grow stronger when ignored or denied.  They do not resolve themselves.  They require our attention and our effort.  They must be faced head on.  If we are to overcome our fears, we must take action.  We must move toward them.  We must challenge them.  We must challenge ourselves.  Even this does not guarantee…

Offering Comfort

When we see that someone is vulnerable and in pain, we have a choice to make. We can either choose to ignore them, comfort them, or attack them in their moment of weakness. It may seem obvious which choice will lead to the most good for that person, but life does not always provide us…

Waiting With Ourselves

There is not enough time. Those of us who are driven to act by whatever mysterious forces that are residing within us are acutely aware of this fact.  This is especially true when we are asked to or made to wait.  Waiting can be painful. It can seem like punishment.  It can feel torturous. And…

Choosing Encouragement

Encouragement changes lives. Discouragement does as well. Both are tools. As such, we get to choose which we will use. We get to decide who we want to be to and for others. And, we get to decide who we want to help others become through our influence. Every decision matters. Every choice matters. Every…

Working Toward Happiness

We can either wait to be happy or we can take action toward that result.  Neither choice guarantees us success.  We may fail either way.  The difference is that waiting is almost certain to result in failure. While action, on the other hand, at least gives us a fighting chance.  Happiness, as it turns out,…