Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge

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June 09, 2021 |
Faithful. Dedicated. Devoted. Trustworthy. These are all synonyms for Loyal. Being loyal to someone is a critical part of building trust — not only in your relationships but also in yourself, because every time you choose to be loyal, you are increasing your self-respect.
June 02, 2021 |
Years ago, a friend of mine gave my now ten-year-old son a book called “One Smart Cookie” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. It is a delightful children’s book that defines vocabulary about manners and character by exploring the words by relating them to making cookies.
May 26, 2021 |
What is forgiveness? Often, we talk about forgiveness as the absolution of a wrong someone else has done. And yet, forgiveness is really more about us — it is letting go of anger or resentment you feel towards someone whom you perceive has wronged you in some way.
May 19, 2021 |
“Show respect for your elders” is something that I heard a lot growing up. It evokes a sense of deference, of “yes, sirs” and “no, ma’ams,” but what it really means is to admire or to hold in high esteem. It is treating someone kindly because you honor them as a person.
May 12, 2021 |
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow –this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert There is no greater gift in a relationship than to accept someone for exactly who they are.
May 05, 2021 |
“Patient” comes from the Latin root meaning “to suffer” or “to endure.” Quite appropriate, no? Isn’t it a small bit of suffering when we have to wait? Wait in line, wait on hold, wait for someone to finish their part of work, wait to see results from something we’ve put time and effort into?
April 28, 2021 |
According to Merriam Webster, the first definition of Friendly is “showing kindly interest and goodwill.” What is implied is toward others. Being friendly requires interaction with others — and it often (but not always) involves initiating that interaction.
April 21, 2021 |
Regardless of the time of year, one of my favorite stories is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge was a wealthy man if you counted his dollars, but his stingy approach to money infiltrated his whole life — leaving him filled with loneliness and despair.
April 21, 2021 |
Regardless of the time of year, one of my favorite stories is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge was a wealthy man if you counted his dollars, but his stingy approach to money infiltrated his whole life — leaving him filled with loneliness and despair.
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