I love baseball. Couldn’t tell you many rules. Couldn’t name many players much less their stats. Been to less than a dozen major league games. But I do love going to baseball games. The atmosphere of comradery and competition is a thrill. There is a time to get along and there is a time start…Read more »
We walk around thinking everyone else is going to be on our side. We believe they will understand us when we explain. We assume others care. These are misplaced expectations that turn into tremendous frustration that squashes our growth. Just do you.
Feeling the yuck of our unhappiness can allow us to see pain in others. We have experienced what it feels like to be unhappy, we know our own pain. As we are in the midst of unhappiness, use it for good, see others pain. As we start to see it in others we can move…Read more »
Recently I allowed someone to take my treasured smile off my face. Bad on me, a smile is one thing I have control over. We have the right to smile at wacky food if we so choose, or can others take the right to smile away? What can we do for good with a smile,…Read more »
So much talking and so little understanding. A famous proverb reminds us, “Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions.” Don’t we already hear the “fool” in others? Everyone has an opinion about EVERYTHING. The oddest part is that everyone is talking so much that few want any true understanding. Here…Read more »
Had the trauma of such complete abandonment not happened, I would not be where I am today. Had the closest people in my life not entirely walked away I could not have had the space to find my own solutions without nonsensical input, keeping me in ill health. Had I not kept fighting through it…Read more »
When others speak harsh and rude words, we take note. Do we realize that our words may come across to others as just as harsh and rude? While we endure and move through the years of trauma and chronic illness we have important choices to make. My favorite (and my most difficult) is to see…Read more »