“It’s Mine…” “No…it’s mine!” Parents are quick to scold when there’s a squabble over toys. However, kids aren’t the only ones anxiously attached to their stuff. Grown-ups have a hard time letting go as well! Over-consumption and excessive accumulation lead to physical and emotional baggage (not to mention the binding side-effect of consumer debt). Here’s a short, four-minute explanation of why adults continue to act like children when it comes to their belongings: Continue reading “Why Are We so Attached to our Toys?”
Marie Kondo’s books, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, were as helpful as any other book I read last year. If you’re having a hard time letting go of excess stuff in your life (and finding joy), start tidying your physical world. Emotional benefits will accompany the process.
Here are ten of my favorite quotes (in bold and underlined) from Marie Kondo. I added a few of my thoughts as a commentary. I hope you enjoy them: Continue reading “10 Quotes From Marie Kondo That Will ‘Spark Joy’”
Religious and spiritual people often have difficulty deciphering between their personal desires and what God’s will is for them. They feel frozen with fear about making the wrong choice. This is particularly distressing with life-altering decisions: Which career to pursue, whom to marry, what neighborhood to live in, or whether or not to have more children (just to name a few). Continue reading “Is This My Will? Or God’s?”
Several years ago, I had a gut-wrenching experience Christmas shopping at the mall. I noticed a deal of commotion across the corridor: A woman was being caught shoplifting. Continue reading “Two Tips For a More Meaningful Holiday Season (That The Retailers Might Hate)”
If you are wondering how to be most helpful for your junior golfer, here are some points to consider:
Diabolical may be a little harsh. Then again, after the fiery furnace of disregard for the rules, suspensions, and the absolute brink of patience teens can bring parents to… it may not be after all! Continue reading “A Tip for Dealing with a Diabolical Teen”
Be Yourself. Let me be me—for that is all that I can be.
Trust, I will be there when you need me. I will hold to the same.
Let me be who I am; as I will, for you.