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

HOW TO BE A BETTER LISTENER: THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEARING AND LISTENING.

The most powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Perhaps the most important thing we can give each other is our full attention. If you want to be appreciated, be a good listener. People love a good listener. Listening requires more than hearing. You can hear without really listening Here are six basic suggestions to help you become a better listener. Stop talking and listen.When someone is talking, listen to what they’re saying. Don’t interrupt. Stop and really listen. Don’t wait for them to finish talking just so you can talk. Listen and be prepared to respond … Continue reading HOW TO BE A BETTER LISTENER: THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEARING AND LISTENING.

BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

Saturday is the day almost everyone looks forward to.It’s a change of pace day.It’s a catch up day.It’s a recreation day.It’s an everything day.For me, this Saturday is anopportunity to share somethoughts that are swirling in my head.Here they are.1. Success is like a game of chess. You have to make the right moves to win the game.  Your most importantmove is often your first one.2. Always be willing to give something up in order toachieve a goal.3. Those who learn best are those who listen well.4. How we face tomorrow often depends on howwe live today.5. The consistency of one’s effort … Continue reading BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

IF YOUR HEART IS BEATING, THERE’S STILL TIME FOR DREAMS

Sometimes when I want to reflectand ponder about life,I walk along the woodland trailthat runs behind my home.I raise my face and feelthe sprinkles of the sunstreaming through the treesand I listen.I listen for the heartbeatsthat surround me.The heartbeats of today,yesterday, the day before,even years past.I feel the rhythm of hearts beating,so mysteriously present,in the earth, the wind, the morning dew, in the red fox, the squirrel, the raccoon, the chattering chickadee,the doe and her fawn,the Native American Indian,the early settlers.I hear all the heartbeats pounding.I feel them in my soul.O the hopes and dreams that come from human hearts.And … Continue reading IF YOUR HEART IS BEATING, THERE’S STILL TIME FOR DREAMS