A Path Of Purpose

If our aim is to be of service, one of the pitfalls we must learn to avoid is conflating other people‚Äôs agendas with our actual purpose. The desire to serve, regardless of what form that service takes, requires us to be somewhat sensitive to the needs and desires of those to whom we are trying…

Not Alone (Together In Suffering)

Knowing that one other person feels the way we do is often enough to initiate our healing. We all struggle with something. Whether it is personal, professional, or relational, none of us is exempt from difficulty, from trouble, or from conflict. We all have fears, frustrations, and insecurities. We all have our own demons in…

Criticism Is A Gift

Seize upon every opportunity for improvement. In every relationship, whether platonic, romantic, or professional, inevitably, some aspect of our character or behavior will come into question as needing improvement. No one is perfect. We all have things, whether they be personality or performance based, that we can, and even should, improve upon for the sake…

Together In Strength And Weakness

Sometimes we need other people to be strong for us where we are weak. We cannot do everything. We cannot be good at everything. We cannot fix everything. If we try to be all things in all ways to all people, we are setting ourselves up for failure, frustration, and disappointment. Not only that, but…

On Relationships And Compromise

We should remain flexible in our attitudes, but not in our standards. Compromise is a necessary facet of human existence. No matter how strongly we believe something, if we want to get along with others, we will have to make concessions for the sake of our relationships. An attitude of rigidity rarely serves the greater…