An Appropriate Standard

Our relationships do not have to be perfect.  They simply need to be appropriate.  Our relationships need to have the appropriate amount of compassion, generosity, and graciousness.  They also need the appropriate distance and boundaries.  This is simple, but it is certainly not easy.  Each relationship is different, requiring its own unique combination of characteristics. …

A Balanced Stance

There will be times when we must be rigid in our stance toward life’s circumstances.  Other times, we must be yielding.  Both of these attributes must be available to us if we are to be successful.  They must exist inside of us to be called upon as necessary, to be used when needed.  We have…

Balanced Not Equal

Relationships are very rarely equal, but they can still be balanced. It is very difficult to maintain pure and true equality in any kind of relationship. In fact, it may be impossible. There are simply too many variables to consider, track, and measure. Someone is always going to give or take more of something than…

A Commitment To Integrity

Not all battles are not meant to be won. The best way forward is not always through. Sometimes we need to step back, regroup, and look at things from a different perspective. Commitment to a direction, an idea, or a relationship is important if we want to be successful with it. Nothing worthwhile is accomplished…