10 QUALITIES of EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOURS

All relationships can be improved Here are 10 qualities of effective relationships.Choose a relationship you want to improveand then decide which of the following qualitiesthat particular relationship needs to make it better.Start with that quality and give it your best effort.1. Do for the other person what you would likethat person to do for you.This is the Golden Rule of Relationships. It works.It overcomes obstacles and conflicts and creates miracles.2. Let go of all expectations.Expectations kill relationships. Don’t keep reminding the other person what you “expect”them to do. Let love be what motivates them to act.3. Love unconditionally.Let the other … Continue reading 10 QUALITIES of EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOURS

WHAT IS LIFE?

A small boy sat on his father’s lap and asked,”Father, what is life?”His father became reflective and after a long pause said,”Life is a long journey, my son.It’s a journey whereby you mustcarefully observe the worldaround you and grow inwisdom and understandingand the ability to serve.When you see hunger and poverty,you will learn to show compassion.When you see fear and hate,you will discover the power of love.When you see anger and conflict,you will find ways to create peace.Where you see hurt and pain, you will teach the healing power of forgiveness.When you see sadness and despair,you will inspire hope and … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?

HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

Love that is fulfilling, lastingand unconditional.Faith that gives you hope and thestrength to overcome life’s struggles.Dreams that give you purposeand a vision for what can be.Courage to be your own personand stand up for what is right.Compassion to care aboutand serve those less fortunate.Friendships that give you support,good times and much laughter.Perseverance to not give up whenfaced with failures and disappointments.Forgiveness when others cause you hurt and pain.Comfort when you experience loss and need to grieve.Happiness that fills your heartwith contentment and much joy. Continue reading HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

TO FORGIVE IS TO HEAL

For humans, there are three parts to forgiveness.(1) Forgiving a person who has hurt you.(2) Forgiving yourself for wrongs you have done.(3) Seeking forgiveness for hurt you have caused.Forgiveness means to let go of the resentmentand anger toward a person or group who hasin some manner hurt or harmed you.Forgiveness does NOT mean forgettingor excusing the wrong that was done.Rather, it means preventing a person’s actionsfrom destroying your heart and peace of mind.You will be able to forgive when you are able to acceptthe fact that a person is human and makes mistakes.You will be able to forgive when you … Continue reading TO FORGIVE IS TO HEAL

THREE KEY WORDS THAT DEFINE A FIRST-CLASS RELATIONSHIP

Blue-ribbon, first-class relationships don’t just happen. They require attention. Here are three words that are always a part of every effective relationship. People often give lip-service to these three words, but living them is a different story. If nothing else, they’re good reminders. LOVE Anyone can say, “I love you.” But saying it isn’t enough. ACTIVE LOVE is the foundation of a rock-solid relationship, showing the other person on a REGULAR BASIS that you love her/him. Love is never, ever taken for granted. You make a CONSISTENT EFFORT to SHOW your love by doing all the little things that DEMONSTRATE … Continue reading THREE KEY WORDS THAT DEFINE A FIRST-CLASS RELATIONSHIP

SPOKEN WORDS AFFECT LIVES

One word that encourages giving. ”PLEASE.” Two words that make giving a pleasure. ”THANK YOU.” Two words that bring healing to relationships. ”I’M SORRY.” Three words that mend broken relationships. ”PLEASE FORGIVE ME.” Three words that reconcile broken relationships. ”I FORGIVE YOU.” Three words that overcome pride and open doors .”I NEED YOU.” Three words that are music to the  ears. ”I LOVE YOU.” Three words that create tears of joy. ”I’M COMING HOME.” Four words that offer encouragement and support. ”LET ME HELP YOU.” Five words that lift the spirits. ”YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON.” Five words that offer … Continue reading SPOKEN WORDS AFFECT LIVES

WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE

The older I get the more I think about what really matters in life.  My thinking has changed over the years, which is to be expected since experiences in life have a way of helping us to adjust how we view things. So what really matters?  Here’s a list to ponder. RELATIONSHIPS.  Be realistic about life.  It’s not going to go on forever.  There will come a day when you will see no more sunrises, no more sunsets.  So make the most of every day.  Focus on what’s important — relationships.  Cultivate them with care and stay connected with the … Continue reading WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE