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The Other Side

We believe things. When I was a child, I believed in Santa Claus. In some ways I still believe Santa is real. I know gravity and eternal life are real, even though I can’t see them.

But what about our staunchly held opinions? What happens to our beliefs when facts show them to be wrong or misguided? To be open minded, it’s good and necessary to explore the other side of an issue. Be willing to let go of your beliefs if evidence is presented to the contrary…

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Satiety

Satiety means you have had enough. If someone you know is treating you rudely, or abusively, or any other wrong behavior, you will eventually hit your satiety point with them.

Conversely, when someone treats you well, with loving kindness, you want more.

Spend your time with those who enrich your life, not the ones who aren’t good for you…

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Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. Every day. There’s even a series of books for “dummies” that are designed to keep us from making mistakes when we are learning something new!

Our past mistakes or the fear of making a mistake shouldn’t prevent us from trying and learning new things. They are part of the process.

When was the last time you tried something new? Why not make it today…

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Unreachable

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, but realize you aren’t getting through to them?

There’s a handful of reasons for this. Maybe they have an inflated ego, and really don’t care what anyone else has to say. Or perhaps there is something going on in their lives that has taken all their energy.

If it’s ego, stop trying and walk away. If it is a distraction, show compassion and listen…

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Oops!

Have you ever said something and instantly regretted it? If we are being honest, we all have. And we will again!

When you find yourself in this position, apologize immediately. Don’t make excuses such as, “I’m having a bad day.” The excuse just takes away from the apology. It doesn’t excuse bad behavior.

Try to take the high road. Always. But when you go low, make amends…

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An Uncomfortable Truth

You’ve probably heard the saying, “people are doing the best they can.” That’s usually not true.

Don’t get me wrong. I have great compassion for working families who are doing everything they can to make ends meet and hold it together. I’m talking about the people who have been given great gifts, yet don’t fully utilize them. I’m referring to the people who choose television over human connection. Those who aren’t giving their best.

Everyone procrastinates. Don’t let procrastination become a way of life and miss your true calling…

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