HOW TO BE MORE HUMBLE – A HIGHLY ADMIRED VIRTUE

Humility is one of the most appreciated and admired qualities in individuals. People are drawn to individuals who are secure within themselves and have no need to be boastful. Rather than flaunt and brag about what they have done, humble individuals let their actions speak for themselves. If you would like to be more humble (And who doesn’t need a little more humility?), here are 10 things you can do: Be willing to put others first. Take the time to be considerate and listen to others. Never dominate conversations. Have the courage to say what’s on your mind but do … Continue reading HOW TO BE MORE HUMBLE – A HIGHLY ADMIRED VIRTUE

PARABLE OF THE GIFT AND THE GIVER

The doorbell rang and thesmall, elderly lady went to the door and opened it.There stood three volunteer workerssoliciting money for town charities.The little lady sighed and wentto her cookie jar in the kitchen.She looked in the jar and sawfive wrinkled one dollar bills and seventy five cents in change.She reached in and grasped thefive ones and then hesitated.She looked at the seventy-five cents,sighed, and then took them as well.She went back the door and said,”Here’s $5.75 for the charities.”One of the volunteers said to the lady,”Your neighbor just gave us $20.00.”The little lady was silent for a moment,and then said … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE GIFT AND THE GIVER

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

A SMILE IS WORTH MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS

There’s so much to know about smiles. A study by a French neurologist concluded that there are two kinds of smiles, smiling with the mouth and smiling with the eyes. Some people can do both, some can’t. I wonder which I do. A famous study of yearbooks discovered that women who had the biggest smiles went on to lead happier lives. Hurry and go look at your old yearbook photo. And what about the guys? Well….a famous study of baseball cards found a connection between how big a player’s smile was to how long he would eventually live. The players … Continue reading A SMILE IS WORTH MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS