Sometimes I come across a quote and it makes everything fall into place. The one below had that effect on me: "Just because you're right doesn't mean I'm wrong. You just haven't seen life from my position." I often read or hear something that sheds new light about why the way Paul and I relate to each other works as well as it does. This one really struck me because it's one of the most important principles in my relationship with him. … [Read more...] about Why you should welcome differences of opinion
When I decided to write something about persistence I looked around for a suitable quote and this one sounded the most like me. “Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose.” … [Read more...] about Why do I persist when it would be easier to give up?
You’d think making choices is easy: what to have for breakfast, whether to have a pizza or try out a new recipe, do you choose to watch the telly or go for a walk, go to a party or stay at home, go out with this man because he asked you or choose to meet your best friend instead. … [Read more...] about Are you making the right choices?
As the time before Jim and I were about to part company forever reached the count-down stage, I was feeling good about myself for having got that far without any serious mishaps. D-day was only a week or so away when it happened. … [Read more...] about What do you think is more important: to like your partner or to love them?
You want to be happy – is that too much to ask? You want a happy and loving relationship – is that so unreasonable? You want to do something that has meaning – who wouldn’t? But there’s one problem – to have and be any of these things requires you to step outside your comfort zone because that’s the key to finding happiness. … [Read more...] about If you think your comfort zone is a safe place to be, think again
I just came across this quotation: “When you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome.” Unknown. Tim, of Words that Change the World, converted the Word version of my manuscript into a book format. I just reviewed and OK’d it after having gone backwards and forwards a couple of times to make sure it’s as good as it can possibly be. … [Read more...] about When you doubt yourself, remember this