How to Overcome Disappointment with Gratitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward A week ago I was speaking with a single mum who felt like things in her life were going out of control. She felt overwhelmed with her teenage daughter’s behaviour towards her, she talked of…

Loving the Inner Child Within

“Your true passion for life is hidden away within you. Your inner child holds the key to this. What did you enjoy doing as a kid before all the adulting began? Take time for yourself, recharge, and let your inner child come out to play every once in awhile.” -Christine E. Szymanski “My quest these…

Life is a promise; fulfill it

We think that there’s this predetermined fate for all of us, that everything has been perfectly planned and neatly set out for each and every one of us. Here’s the truth. The truth is that we make our own choices. And we ourselves determine our future. There are no plans made out in stone, there…

Celebrate your uniqueness

There’s no one else exactly like you in the world, even if you have an identical twin. As part of the exercises above, you likely found your unique gifts. Celebrate them! They make you special. Focus on how they make you feel, rather than the feedback you receive from the external environment. Remember, happiness comes…

Love, love, love…and forgive

Let’s give love the keys to our car instead of fear. If I remember correctly…it always led to a better destination. Also, kids forgive so easily. You get in a fight and it’s over by the time school is out for the day. Let the small stuff go! And if you do get in a…

Choose Your Battles Wisely

Most of us have been advised at one time or another to choose our battles.  We know it’s good advice, yet rarely stop and think about the criteria for passing up one battle and choosing to engage in another. This famous saying is often not attributed to its rightful author, Sun Tzu.  As a brilliant…

Simple And Fun Ways To Fill An Emptiness In Your Life

If you are starving but can’t find food you will feel hungry. The feeling of emptiness is like emotional hunger where you become hungry for a something that you can’t get. For example the feeling of emptiness related to loneliness results from needing an intimate relation without being able to find it. Depression is another…

Your destiny depends on you

“Everybody thinks of changing the world, and nobody thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) I Wanted To Change The World (Poem) When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change…

Why am I here?

Why am I here? Well, if God does exist, that means He is ultimate reality. If He created you for a reason, that’s ultimately why your here. If you’re valuable to Him, that’s ultimately what you’re worth. What He says is right is absolutely right and what He says is wrong is absolutely wrong. We…