"The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge In the wake of #Black Lives Matter, some folk appear inclined to believe that being strong is a way to win respect, when it is just a way to promulgate… Continue reading Kindness – An Antidote to Self Criticism
Are You Expecting Too Much? Is it time to evaluate or eliminate unreasonable rules and expectations. When we are feeling a bit dissatisfied with the way life is, we tend to make judgements about other's actions that are somewhat misaligned or skewed. We might miscontrue their intentions, place expectations on others and inadvertantly set up… Continue reading Dissatisfaction
Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." - Ken Keyes Jr. Frustration is an emotion that arises from challenges that stand in the way of us achieving our goals. How we deal with frustration depends on how much we… Continue reading Sunday sayings – Frustration Tolerance
This week in Australia, there has been many hurtful words slung in the fight for supplies in supermarkets - primarily panic buying on toilet paper. The premise is flawed as we have enough supplies and manufacture it here. But still, folks panic buy a trolley load! Brawls have erupted in the toilet paper isles of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Hurtful words
"No I don’t need anger management. You need to stop pissing me off."https://www.coolnsmart.com/annoying_people_quotes/ You are having a difficult day, right? The sales assistant in a local store refuses to do what you need them to do and you're running late, that new work colleague continues to micro manages every aspect of your work, (despite the… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Annoying People
"It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go."
When did you lose your idealism? Or gain a degree of cynicism and/or wisdom?
For every behaviour, there is a pay-off. We rarely think and act without foundation or reason. How does worry serve or support you?
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest, for it is love and hate at the same time. Arab Proverb "Jealousy is rubbing salt into your own wound. " Terri Guillemets How often does a partner, family member or friend have a behaviour that makes you feel jealous or uncomfortable?… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Jealousy
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Are you too hard on yourself? Too judgmental on others? This week on Proverbial Friday we discuss patience, expectations and a pure heart.
Everyone wants it, and we constantly seek it, yet it can be illusive to many. Happiness is really the magic spell of life. Every second Sunday, I ponder some suggestions on finding a little more joy and happiness in one's life. These are inspirational, encouraging words that are important to share with others.
It's there in the belly, it sits like a stone,
hard, heavy and dragging them down.