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

HOW IS A PERSON’S BEAUTY LIKE A BUTTERFLY?

The little first grade student went toher art teacher with tears in her eyes.”Why are you crying?” the teacher asked.The little girl held up a blank sheet of paperand said, “My daddy said I was beautifuland I wanted to draw it. But I don’t knowwhat beautiful looks like?”The art teacher picked up the little girland put her on her lap and said,”You have asked a very profound question,young lady. Let me see if I can answer it.Have you ever seen a butterfly?”The little girl nodded her head yes.”Well,” the teacher said, “people look atbutterflies and see all the different patternsand … Continue reading HOW IS A PERSON’S BEAUTY LIKE A BUTTERFLY?

ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

One teeny tiny two-letter wordhas the potential powerto change your entire lifein a potent, positive way.Interestingly, the two letters sitbeside each other in the alphabet.N and O = NO.Here are 10 important reasonsto learn to use the word “NO.”1. Learning to say no simplifies yourlife, frees you from anxiety, and keepsyou from feeling overwhelmed.2. Learning to say no will help yoube proud of the the fact that you arewilling to take care of yourself.3. To learn the art of saying nomeans you don’t have to lie, makeexcuses, or try to explain yourself.You simply learn to graciously decline.4. Learning to say … Continue reading ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

WHAT IS LIFE?

The ideal lifeis a journey in whichyou observe the world around youand choose to make it better.Where there is hate, spread LOVE.Where there is conflict, create PEACE.Where’s there’s disloyalty, exhibit FAITHFULNESS.Where there is discouragement, share JOY.Where there is dishonesty, show GOODNESS.Where there is anger, express PATIENCE.Where there is unrestraint, teach SELF-CONTROL.Where there is hurt, impart KINDNESS.Your most meaningful moments in lifewill be when you realize you madethe world a better place. Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?

ALWAYS TURN YOUR NOTS INTO POSITIVES

The secret to a happy life is toturn your NOTS into POSITIVES.Do NOT waste your timeon things beyond your control.Focus only on what you have thepower to do something about.Do NOT try to be like others,or someone you are not.Love yourself. Respect yourself.And be exactly who you are.Do NOT live your whole lifedoing what pleases others.Be kind and do good deeds,but do what’s best for you.Do NOT lose faith whenthings aren’t going your way.Never give up. Always believethat all things are possible.Do NOT let the Yesterdaysweigh you down with burdens.For Today is a brand new dayfilled with new opportunities.Remember,always fill … Continue reading ALWAYS TURN YOUR NOTS INTO POSITIVES

THINGS TO DO AND NOT DO WHEN SOMEONE’S HURTING

When you’re hurtingthere’s something healing to know that others are hurting for you and with you.It’s comforting when someone says,”I understand.”And they take the timeto be there for you in a supportive way.and you know they’re sincere.BUTwhen someone’s hurtingPLEASE……PLEASE don’t say”Let me know if there’s anything I can do.”That is so hollow.Especially when there’s ALWAYS something you can do.Always!JUST DO IT!It doesn’t matter how big or small it is,JUST DO IT!It will help the healing.Like,Send a thoughtful note.Spend time with them.Take them out for lunch.Give them a casserole or soup.Bake them some cookies.Give them a book or puzzle.Give them a gift card … Continue reading THINGS TO DO AND NOT DO WHEN SOMEONE’S HURTING

O THE JOY OF ANTICIPATION

The end of the year holiday season fills the heart with ANTICIPATION. What we experience is similar to the way a child listens to a story. The excitement is in the anticipation of what’s going to happen on the next page. O the JOY of ANTICIPATION,,,, the excitement of waiting to see what life is going to come up with next, to see what’s going to happen on the next page. O the excitement of anticipating a visit from family or friends. O the joy of anticipating a note or a call from someone who cares. O the joy of … Continue reading O THE JOY OF ANTICIPATION