Tag: joy

Rampages of Appreciation

How often do you get excited about something that has happened in your life? Think about that. (I’ll wait.) (Still waiting … don’t just read the blog … get a thought or two about that question, please?) Got it? Good. Now, tell me:  Was that excitement about something wonderful...

Just Who Do You Think YOU Are?

It’s Time To Be Yourself Do you get criticized by others for thinking and acting “outside the box?” I wouldn’t be surprised. I certainly do. And, like attracts like! I remember years ago being just about ready to walk out the door when my roommate asked, “You’re not going...

Victim or Victor?

  Have you ever felt victimized? You may have been taken advantage of by someone you trusted, felt cheated out of an opportunity, or perhaps physically harmed in some way. Unfortunately, at least one of these possible scenarios may seem all-too-familiar to you. Much of what happens in our...

Point of Order

How’s your knowledge of parliamentary procedure? I’m spending five days right now with a couple thousand teenagers from all over the globe who already know far more that I do about the subject. I’m in New York City for the 2017 National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) conference....

So MUCH To Complain About!

Have you got complaints? “Have I got complaints? You should only HAVE the problems I have!” It’s not enough that we have our own issues to deal with. On top of everything else there’s the constant stream of bad news coming to us from social media. What can we...

What’s Your Daily Practice

Did you enjoy watching the 2016 Rio Olympics? In spite of the various controversies surrounding these Games, it’s hard not to be impressed with the dedication of the individual athletes. It was fascinating to watch the competitors mentally rehearse their routines before it was their turn to perform. But...

Why Bother?

Ever ask yourself that question? Perhaps you’ve tried relationship after relationship, but nothing seems to have any longevity. Maybe you’ve tried for years to please a relative or mate without success. You may have some examples of your own. It can seem so hopeless, so frustrating. Why bother? Why...

The Blessing of Limitations

Recently I’ve written about having problems as part of experiencing our humanity. I’ve also brought up using disempowerment as a tool of empowering our lives. Both of these topics have resulted in numerous emails or comments on social media. Most have applauded my stand, but there are a couple...

What About Those K-Cups®?

If you’re signed up for my eMessages, which normally arrive on Monday mornings, are you wondering why you’re getting this now, in the middle of the week? And why would he be writing about K-Cups®? I’ve been gearing my writing toward the 2016 theme created through the larger organization,...

Guidance and Responsibility

Theme for the Month of May The Global Vision: Spiritual Guidance and Personal Responsibility Theme for the Week of May 2: My Mind Is a Center of Divine Activity “We believe that life is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.” –  Ernest Holmes Do...