Mutual Uplifting

Every day, we have the choice to treat others in a way that builds them up and makes them feel important, included, and involved, or to behave toward others in a way that puts them down and makes them feel small, insignificant, and irrelevant. It does not take much effort to see which of these…

Change Starts Here

Instead of being worried or frustrated by the fact that certain things are beyond of our reach and outside of our control, we should take comfort in this knowledge. This knowledge gives us a baseline, a starting point, and a firm footing from which to pivot. Knowing what we have no power over in our…

Luck Is Not A Plan

Some people are born lucky. They are born smart, talented, beautiful, wealthy, or some combination of these. Most of us are not. Most of us have to work for what we have, what we want, and who we want to be. To compare ourselves to the lucky is beyond foolish. The lucky did not become…

With Or In Spite Of Others

Fulfillment is rarely found through self-serving behavior. Selfishness may get us more of what we think we want with regards to material wealth, power, or notoriety, but it has been proven time and time again that these, alone, do not actually lead to a life of contentment, fulfillment, or happiness. To be sure, there is…

Balancing Weakness With Strength

When we see weakness, especially in those we claim to care about, we must choose whether we want to ignore it, exploit it, or support it. We all have flaws, insecurities, and shortcomings. None of us is anything close to perfect. Even the strongest amongst us is weak in some way. Sometimes we know how,…