PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

Two frogs were hopping along having a friendly conversation when they unexpectedly hopped into a deep well.  They jumped and jumped but could not jump out of the deep well.  Thus, they started to yell for help. A group of frogs came hopping by, heard the yelling, and looked into the well.  It looked like an impossible situation.  They concluded that the well was too deep for the two trapped frogs to escape and told them to give up and stop jumping.  It was useless to keep trying. However, the two frogs would not give up.  They kept jumping.  The … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP

Over the years there have been many lists of “the seven deadly sins,” including one popular version by Ashley Cooper. Below is another version, only there are ten on this list instead of seven.  Each item on the list is POSITIVE in nature but, if used inappropriately,can destroy a relationship. TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP TRUTH — if it is used to hurt others. TOLERANCE — if it leads to apathy. LOYALTY — if it becomes blind obedience. LOVE — if it is given with conditions that have to be met. FAITH — if it becomes divisive. … Continue reading TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP

FREEDOM IS ONE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

We have so many FREEDOMS. It’s staggering. ONE of the secrets to HAPPINESS is the FREEDOM to CHOOSE. We can CHOOSE what we say, how we say it,, when we say it, and to whom we say it. We have the FREEDOM to set HEALTHY BOUNDARIES and CHOOSE to say YES or CHOOSE to say NO and CHOOSE to STAND UP for our RIGHTS. We can CHOOSE what we will ACCEPT and what we will NOT ACCEPT. The only thing that LIMITS our FREEDOM and, thus, our HAPPINESS is our failure to EXERCISE our CHOICES.     Continue reading FREEDOM IS ONE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

THERE’S POWER IN THE PAUSE

HURRICANE. DEVASTATION EVERYTHING GONE. What do we do when tough times hit? Nature and man can take everything away from us…. Everything…….EXCEPT…… OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE HOW WE WILL RESPOND. How we CHOOSE to respond to an event or circumstance in our lives CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM US unless we ALLOW it. Between the EVENT and our RESPONSE IS A PAUSE It is in THAT PAUSE that we have the POWER TO CHOOSE OUR RESPONSE. And it is in our RESPONSE that we EXERCISE OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE,,,,,, AND GROW AS A PERSON. Continue reading THERE’S POWER IN THE PAUSE