A Loving Reminder

We will not please everyone.  For one reason or another, some people will get angry at us.  They will feel slighted by us.  Our behavior may make them upset, jealous, or envious.  They will look down on us, talk badly about us, and turn their backs on us.  And, sometimes this all happens for very…

Changing Beliefs

Time and energy spent trying to change other people’s beliefs is often time and energy wasted.  Beliefs are very personal.  They run deep within our identities. They inform who we are and how we see and interact with the world.  They are not easily changed.  This is especially true when our beliefs are met head…

Values Revealed

We may claim to value something, but, quite often, our actions say otherwise. What we say, or even think, and what we do are regularly at odds with one another. Even when our actions do align with what we claim are our values, it is sometimes because we are motivated by external forces to act….

High Expectations

We are less likely to be disheartened and discouraged by life’s disappointments if we simply lower our expectations. But, a life lived with low expectations is hardly worth living. While we may come to accept that the reality of our circumstances is not what we had once hoped for, we should not stop hoping. Hope…