We can always choose how we respond. And love is always the most satisfying response. We are not at the mercy of the weather, or anything, or anybody else. We have the privilege and the responsibility of choosing a response, and therein lies our peace and joy. … More
Why didn’t somebody tell us how amazing we were–before life kicked us in the pants, and we learned to be on guard. Somebody probably did. But, chances are, somebody also told us in a million little ways that we were too little, too big, too loud, too shy, too something. And we believed it.
We have to hear something positive five times in order to compensate for one negative. So, I just want to tell you about a billion times today that I think you’re absolutely amazing in about a million different ways. And you are!… More
The relationship you want can only be had through hard work on yourself … and that’s the work we do our best to avoid. It’s much easier to shell out money. Americans spend 35 billion dollars a year on unproven diet products because they find it too difficult to eat less.
And eating less is easy compared to getting naked. We’re scared to death to strip away the family, the house, the degree, the job, the kids. We’ve defined ourselves by appearance, grades, athletic ability, good behavior or rebellion as far back as we can remember. You’re not alone if you’re thinking, “Who would I be without all that?” Most of us don’t know.
Strip away what can be quantified, seen or touched, and you have your authentic self. You have that for which you want to be known and loved.
Yes, you want somebody to love every little toe and sweet spot, but you also want them to love what you’re afraid to show and talk about. You want them to know that you were the last one picked for softball, that you had a speech impediment until you were 9 and that kids used to call you chubby knees.… More
Let your togetherness nurture you, your partner, and your relationship. And that same togetherness will transcend the chaos.… More
In consciously loving yourself, you learn to love others as you love yourself. You learn to treat others the way you would have them treat you.… More