Tag: Heart

friends are fiercely loyal

Be Fiercely Loyal

Loyalty. A fairly straightforward word, attribute, and characteristic. We expect it from those we are closest to, but how often do we contemplate our loyalty to our beliefs, values, and others.

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The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story

The underlying message of The Magnolia Story is that no one is exempt from the growing pains of life. The one thing we do have control over is how we react and choose to handle those growing pains.

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As a young teen, I was taught to begin with the end in mind.  “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”[3] Our goals and resolutions should reflect the type of person we are working on becoming.  Rather than the typical motivations, consider your desires. Desire goes beyond just wanting to make something happen, it is a deep commitment or determination to act. Select one new desirable habit, virtue or characteristic.  Don’t go overboard – but find something to focus on that matters to you.

Choices for Change

There is something about the clean slate of a new year that causes most to reflect on the past and determine what we would like to accomplish in the year ahead.

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Choosing to Be Grateful

I feel grateful for a Holiday that reminds me to show gratitude, but I wonder why is it that my appreciation for the good so easily blends into the background of my life rather than being the motivating and driving force.

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Poisoned by Degrees

Sometimes our attitude is being poisoned drop by drop without us even knowing it. I’ve learned a few things to keep in mind to avoid being caught unaware.

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