Mistakes After Mistakes

It is important to not be so vexed by another person’s behavior that we find ourselves mimicking it in response. We are all susceptible to having our feelings hurt, especially when we feel slighted, embarrassed, or taken advantage of. This is only natural. We are emotional creatures. But, it is what we do with these…

Weakness Hidden In Strength

We sometimes use the things we are good at as a way of excusing ourselves from doing the things that are difficult. Staying the same is easier than putting in the effort that is required for improvement. This is especially true when that which we want or need to improve at takes us in the…

Healing Through Change

Explanations do not heal hurt feelings. We all make mistakes. We will all hurt someone else, at some point in our lives, in some way. It may be unintentional. We may be entirely unaware that we even did so. Sometimes, even with the best possible intentions, our words or actions cause harm, hurt feelings, or…

Our Inner Voice Is Ours Alone

We should not be jealous of others for behaviors our consciences will not abide. A conscience is a funny thing. It is both very personal and very specific. Attitudes and behaviors that do not appear to bother one person’s conscience may make another’s flail and scream in protest. Some people, it seems, have much stronger…

The Choice Is Yours And Mine

Our legacies are built one decision, one action, and one interaction at a time. Every day, from the moment we wake up until we fall asleep, we have a multitude of choices to make, so many choices, in fact, that there is no possible way to be right all of the time. Often, the best…