Posted at 6:15 pm , on June 18, 2018
In February of 2017 I decided to share some of my story that really (the use of ‘really’ is a massive understatement) hurt some family.
I apologized immediately – eager to move forward and seek healing together.
Unfortunately not all apologies are immediately accepted.
Or sometimes the apology is accepted but the work that goes into the healing is stunted.
It felt as though we were all traveling through life on a train and this new information caused one car (the one that held these family members) to derail, while the rest of the train continued moving on down the track.
For the following year there wasn’t much communication past the first apologies I made. We had moved to a new state so face-to-face conversations were no longer possible. I mourned the loss of relationships as I continued to pour my heart out through text and email only to be met with what felt like rejection after rejection.
A year passed.
We moved back.
Reconciliation is still a desire, I’m just not sure how or when to continue approaching each person.
I read ‘I Thought We’d Never Speak Again : the road from estrangement to reconciliation’ by Laura Davis.
The rest of this post will be everything that stood out to me from that book. Continue reading
Posted at 3:06 pm , on June 11, 2018
Do you consider yourself a fantastic or awkward conversationalist?
I am definitely of the latter.
This is my biggest struggle in my head when it comes to talking with people : don’t talk about myself too much, don’t talk about other people because I don’t want to be a gossip, don’t be lame and talk about the weather, don’t be too nosy, so what is there left to talk about?!?
If you find yourself in the same boat, try using one or two of these questions to get the conversation going.
Posted at 7:00 pm , on March 26, 2018
Do you ever read a book and write notes to keep for future reference?
That’s how I read most books.
Here are the treasures I want to tuck into my heart and brain from :
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Common human challenges we face :
- Fear and insecurity
- “I want it now”
- Blame and victimism
- Lack of life balance
- “What’s in it for me?”
- The hunger to be understood
- conflict and differences
- personal stagnation
cultural tendency: maintain lifestyle; treat health problems with surgery and medication
principle: prevent diseases and problems by aligning lifestyle to be in harmony with principles of health
cultural: watch television, entertain me
principle: read broadly and deeply, continuous education
cultural: use relationships with others to forward your personal, selfish interests.
principle: deep, respectful listening and serving others brings greatest fulfillment and joy
culture : succumb to growing secularism and cynicism
principle: recognize that the source of our basic need for meaning and of the positive things we seek in life is principles – which natural laws I personally believe have their source in God.
Constantly pose this question: How many on their deathbeds wished they’d spent more time at the office, or watching tv? The answer is, no one. Continue reading
Posted at 3:00 pm , on March 23, 2018
Every once in a while you find yourself needing extra inspiration.
Feeding your mind with daily encouragement is a great way to boost overall positivity in your life.
Here is a list of quotes to help encourage and inspire you to live your most enjoyable life!
1. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” J. Pierpont Morgan Continue reading