When you have an extensive network, and you know a lot of people, you feel blessed when you can say you have more than five intimate friends. All my life, people have moved me from one house to another, from one city to another, and from one state to another. Networking became second nature. Last
A long time ago, a woman very harshly told me that joy was my choice. She said that if I could just see it, I could certainly possess it. She was rather insistent that I get out of my bad mood and what is tantamount to an attitude of just “get over it.” People who
When you’re my age it’s a remarkable pleasure to look back on your life to view the milestones. Thoughts of what I have or have not done parade around my mind as though they own the space in my memories. The key to unlocking them is by listening or talking to the friends, colleagues, or
Did you ever just feel the pain with the total understanding that it’s not yours? That’s where I am today. Just emerging myself in other’s pain and feeling the empathy that cuts through my heart like a jagged knife. I’m constantly working on me, evaluating my behavior, improving who I believe God wants me to be.
Unprofitable Anger “TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman 04-20-2014 “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” – Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Every day of our lives we are placed in situations that engage us with other people, whether it is in the office, our
There’s no kind of heartache that can match what happens when you see your child or someone you love about to hit head on into something that is going to end badly. Whether it’s drugs, or friends, or choices or mates; it hurts to watch them grow through some pretty painful human things that young
Sometimes I forget that life can truly be painful when it’s not so much for me. Pain is a relevant thing in my life… that being said, it isn’t a constant but I have had tremendous burden of it throughout my whole life. So, for someone such as me to admit that I am one
The other day I heard a phrase that caught my attention. It said, “the only way to be happy is to be thankful.” I found that to be poignant because I continuously struggle at to see positive things rather than negative things. Moreover, the actions of others have more power over my emotions then sometimes