Monthly: January 2019

Forgiveness – Day 4

January 31, 2019

He yelled at his friend in front of a group of people. Later he knew he had to make amends. “Should I apologize to everyone that was there or just…

Forgiveness – Day 3

January 30, 2019

We can get ourselves in a knot about guilt. We tell ourselves the other person deserved it, we had our reasons, or our circumstances were special. Or we convince ourselves…

Forgiveness – Day 2

January 29, 2019

We will sabotage ourselves if we don’t believe we deserve success. Maybe we could try a different approach? Stop torturing ourselves for the things we have done wrong, then try…

Find and Respect Your Own Stride

January 29, 2019

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. — Basho One of the dangers of following a hero is the temptation…

Forgiveness – Day 1

January 28, 2019

Did you ever do something stupid that hurt someone’s feelings? Did you ever treat someone wrong and there was no justification for how you behaved? I have. It’s an awful…

Growth

January 27, 2019

Just as when we were children and grew out of favorite toys and clothes, we sometimes grow out of things as adults—people, jobs, homes. This can be confusing. We may…

Point to the good

January 26, 2019

Identify three things you like. I was talking to my daughter on the phone one day after I had visited her at her house. I took a moment during the…

Let your family be

January 25, 2019

Timothy attended one of those seminars, the kind that talks about personal growth and encourages people to open their hearts. After the seminar, he was so moved by what he’d…

How sweet and precious the moments

January 24, 2019

It had seemed like such an ordinary time. He was staying at the house, helping me out. I had funeral arrangements to make and to attend. My mother was coming…

Say “how sweet it is”

January 23, 2019

There’s so much talk about finding that extraordinary love of our life. Maybe everything we need to know about romantic love can be learned from our friends. We don’t expect…