One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my life, especially lately, is that no one is responsible for my happiness but me. Sure, other people can “rain on your parade,” but it’s 100% up to you how you react to it. If you let it steal your joy, it will. Conversely, if you put your mind to work on thinking of things that bring you joy, peace, and happiness, your spirit rises to such levels that another person’s negativity cannot begin to touch it. [Read more…]
Anger is a very tough emotion to maintain for any length of time. It saps your strength and your enthusiasm for life. It blocks your joy and your happiness. It’s especially bad when you’re angry at the creator of the universe. That’s where I’ve been for the past six months or so, but, today, I’m happy to report that I am no longer angry at God! [Read more…]
When you lose a loved-one, people often don’t know what to say. They want to say something, but they’re just not sure what that something is. So, in an attempt to be comforting, they talk about the one subject they think might help. They talk about God.
This conversation can take many forms. They might say, “Well, at least she’s (he’s) in a better place now,” or “She’s (He’s) with God now,” or something similar. I know that the purpose is to make the grieving spouse or loved one feel better, but in my case it really didn’t, at least not at first. It actually made things worse. [Read more…]