Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘F’ is for Forgive

Mahatma Gandi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Now, when he said this, he wasn’t insulting people who find it hard to forgive others; he was making a commentary on how hard true forgiveness really is. In fact, forgiving someone who has hurt you or wronged you … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘F’ is for Forgive

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘E’ is for Effort

When our children were growing up, we always told them, “We don’t expect you to be the best, but we do expect you to try your best.” Now, why would we tell them we didn’t expect them to be the best? Didn’t we want them to excel and succeed? Of course we did. But we … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘E’ is for Effort

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘D’ is for Dreams

Many people—including yours truly—often use the words “dreams” and “goals” interchangeably. And, depending upon the context in which they’re used, that might be okay in certain instances. However, to truly understand our own motivations and why we do what we do when we’re trying to achieve something, we need to realize that dreams and goals … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘D’ is for Dreams

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘C’ is for Communication

I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that more problems and misunderstandings throughout history have been caused by lack of communication than anything else. These days, it seems like more and more people think “communication” involves shouting louder than the other person. Um, no. That’s not communication; that’s chaos. Communication between two … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘C’ is for Communication

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘B’ is for Believe

A wise sage from my favorite, albeit short-lived, science fiction series once told the misbehavin’ hero, “I don’t care what you believe. Just believe in it!” That’s astute advice for all of us, because the things we believe, or disbelieve, will impact every single decision we ever make in our lives. Now, before we get … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘B’ is for Believe

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘A’ is for Attitude

It only seems appropriate that the word “attitude” begins with 'A,' which puts it at the beginning of the list. Without question, our attitude is the single most important factor in how we live our lives and how we view and approach the situations we encounter on a day to day basis. Put quite simply: … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘A’ is for Attitude

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Follow You on Twitter

I’m not a social media savant, but I enjoy my time on Twitter and other social media, and I like finding people to follow. That being said, there are certain situations in which I simply refuse to follow a Twitter account, even if they follow me first. Let me know your thoughts on my list. … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why I Don’t Follow You on Twitter