In Others’ Words: Just Do It

In Others’ Words: Just Do It

Maybe  The thing you think you cannot do. If I were to ask you what is the thing you think you cannot do, your “thing” might be summed up in the words, “I can’t get through the next hour.” Or maybe you’d say, “I can’t survive this job.” Or “I can’t deal with this person anymore.” Maybe you’re tired of facing unending disappointment … or chronic pain. May... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Love Without Words

In Others’ Words: Love Without Words

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know people who love Valentine’s Day, and I know people who don’t like this holiday at all. No matter where you stand on the debate — love it, hate it — I hope that you experience a moment of feeling loved today. Either a moment where someone expresses their love for you out loud with three little words: “I love you,” or an equally precious moment when someone wraps thei... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Three Kinds of Trouble

In Others’ Words: Three Kinds of Trouble

There are good quotes and there are meaningful quotes … and then there are quotes that hit you right in the solar plexus, forcing you to pay attention. Today’s quote by H.G. Wells hit me hard: “Some people bear three kinds of trouble — the ones they’ve had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.”  Wells made me realize how sometimes I try to live in three places at one time: the past, t... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Benefit of Disappointments

In Others’ Words: The Benefit of Disappointments

  Disappointments are unavoidable in life. The question is, what will we get out of our disappointments? How, as Thoreau puts it, shall we be compensated by the discouragements that come our way? Sometimes we don’t stick around after a setback long enough to receive any compensation. We hurry past the disappointment, eager to find a better moment, a happier experience. And sometimes we’re too busy grumbling and complain... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Best of Friends

In Others’ Words: The Best of Friends

There are so many benefits to good friendships — and by “good” I mean strong, safe, stood-the-test-of-time friendships. Mutual understanding Shared laughter “What? You, too?” moments Inexhaustible forgiveness  Unfettered acceptance I’m certain you could add to my list of benefits. But when you find a friend who encourages your dreams, treasure that friend. Our dreams are fragile things — easily ... Read More »

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