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How to Love the Difficult Person in Your Life

Have you ever thought about what makes someone unloveable? Do you find it hard to love the difficult person in your life? Maybe they are unkind, controlling, annoying or don’t like other people. On the flip side, what makes a person loveable? Is it the things they do or say. Does it matter how friendly, sweet, or fun they are? …

How to Redefine Success Your Way

When our family was young, I felt like success was defined as picture perfect. Nice, well-behaved children, a clean house, a husband who not only helps out but can read my mind. Has anyone else fallen for the same trap? Success isn’t about working to make everyone around you act a certain way. If we spend our time working on …

The Love of the Good Shepherd

In the novel, Les Miserables, the bishop of Digne is faced with the decision of how to treat men who were despised in the community because of their past behavior.  Those of you familiar with the story will likely remember the mercy and empathy he demonstrated to the main character and former convict, Jean Valjean, even after he has betrayed the …

30 Gift Ideas Making Christmas More Meaningful

While I was doing some research, I came across an old McCalls article from December 1959. I know, how could something written more than 50 years ago possibly have anything relevant about Christmas today? As it turns out their suggestions for making Christmas more meaningful seemed to be just what I needed. Christmas not only represents the giving of gifts …

Tap into the Power of Being Grateful

We’ve come to the end of our challenge, and we’ve covered quite a bit of information. You’ve learned why acknowledging, embracing and expressing gratitude is so important. You’ve also learned a few specific ways to begin a practice of gratitude in your own life. I’d like to expand on those ideas as we end our challenge to provide you with …

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