Never worry alone

A faithful friend is a strong defense: And he that hath found such a one hath found a treasure. Ecclesiastes 6:14 We all engage in worry at times — some of us on a daily basis. Many of the things we worry about have little chance of happening, so a lot of the time and energy we spend worrying is wasted. However, there are legitimate things about which we can and should worry. When things aren’t going well in a business, it’s foolish to take a Pollyanna attitude and just assume things will work out. Likewise, when you have personal …
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Are you building walls or bridges?

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, Before you are six or seven or eight, To hate all the people your relatives hate, You’ve got to be carefully taught! “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” From the 1949 musical South Pacific Rogers and Hammerstein I’d like you to take a minute or two to think about this question: in your everyday life, do you build more walls or bridges? If you’ve never thought in these terms, you might not understand exactly what I mean, so let me explain. At times, we build walls that separate us from others. …
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The gratitude letter

The word that is heard perishes, but the letter that is written remains. Proverb At this time of global uncertainty, many people are feeling weighted down by negative emotions: fear, sadness, worry, regret. Here’s a simple activity you can do which will not only brighten your day but improve another person’s as well. Professor Christopher Peterson taught positive psychology at the University of Michigan. One of the assignments he gave his students was to write a gratitude letter. The instructions were fairly simple: think about someone who has made a real difference in your life and write that person a …
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