Growing Pains

We all have to do things in our lives that we would rather not do.  We cannot get our way all of the time.  Nor would we likely be happier if we did.  We need resistance to make us stronger.  Friction helps to develop our character.  Pressure forces us to grow in ways we otherwise…

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…

A Reason To Change

It is very difficult to improve upon an aspect of our life that we do not first acknowledge as being in need of improvement. There is not much motivation to change what seems to be working for us. This is true with regards to our beliefs, our character, or our relationships. Unless we perceive a…