As I was struggling yet again with technology – trying to sort out a brand new printer and tearing my hair out in the process – I remembered a quote “This too shall pass”. I know from personal experience many times over that, even though it doesn’t feel so at the time, bad times usually do pass even if, sometimes, it feels like it takes forever. Of course, I knew that sooner or later the printer was going to print. I was just letting my frustration get the better of me. But that quote, … [Read more...] about As the song says, “A Change Is Gonna Come” – and here’s how…
The experience of pain is a very personal one. What causes one person pain, another can handle with a shrug. Some of the causes are significant and obvious – an affair, lies, betrayal and more. And then there’s the kind of cause that is subtle, the kind that makes you go for a very long time wondering why you’re feeling hurt, upset, frustrated or resentful – and the drip-drip-drip effect continues until one day you wake up depleted, empty, with your self-confidence shattered and a strong … [Read more...] about How to let go of your pain
Are you the kind of person who has a dream? That’s wonderful! You’d be amazed how many people don’t know what they want. They DO know what they DON’T want, but they DON’T know what they DO want. Maybe you’re the kind of person who dreams and hopes with all their heart that they will come true and then, when they don't, you're disappointed. Or it might be that what’s missing is that you don’t know your Big Why? … [Read more...] about Are you the kind of person who…?
As I was growing up, my parents did everything they could to ensure I suffered as few disappointments and made as few mistakes as possible. My Dad especially tended to urge me to follow his advice at all times on the grounds of his greater life experience. When I resisted and did ‘it’ my way I, more often than not, fell flat on my face. He was then quick to point out, “See? I told you so!” Not surprisingly, this affected any trust in my own judgement I might have had. … [Read more...] about What if the low points of your life turned out to be the best?
One of the things I continue to notice in my relationship with Paul is the importance of small gestures, the kind that, at first sight appear to be trivial but that, cumulatively, check all the important boxes. These are the gestures that, though small, have an impact which is out of all proportion to the effort it takes to make them. … [Read more...] about And the answer to what creates emotional closeness is…
This new approach about looking at quotes about all kinds of subjects when I’m trying to figure out what to blog about this week is working out really well. I just came across this great quote by Albert Einstein: … [Read more...] about How to keep enriching your life