Hurt Feelings

One of the defining characteristics of being human is that we can be hurt.  Of course, we feel physical pain, but we can also be hurt emotionally.  It does not matter who we are, how strong we may be, or how confident we feel, we all have emotional weaknesses somewhere.  And, the more we open…

Loving Behavior

The feeling of love, like all feelings, is something that comes and goes, but we can act with love forever if we so choose.  We can choose to behave in a loving way toward others regardless of how we feel. Our feelings are unreliable anyway.  They are tied into a variety of factors, many of…

Following Through

Once we commit to something, our feelings about it are really of no consequence.  Whether we feel like doing it or not, if we have made a commitment, the thing must be done.  Our feelings will fool us.  They do not consider our future, our reputation, or our relationships.  They only care about their own…

Making Feelings Known

It is never easy to put our feelings into words. We can talk around our feelings, but we cannot really, truly convey our feelings with words alone. Sometimes words are the best we can do, however. Sometimes we need to express ourselves. Some feelings cannot be left unspoken. Sometimes we cannot keep our feelings inside…