The “FORGIVENESS” Lesson

“Don’t forgive because it’s the right thing to do, forgive because it’s what you want to do”. Aly Johnson

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.” Henry ward Beecher

“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” Thomas fuller

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against us”. The Lord’s Prayer

How often do we repeat quotes like these in our daily lives and actually understand the depth of forgiveness? Do we really know how to forgive? And why is it that we do not practice this act more often? Continue reading

Goodbye #2

I start by saying, I am writing this article as I am deeply sad and mourning the loss of a family member.

Previously, I have written on this subject and I touched on more than one type of goodbye.  Today I dedicate this post to my cousin George – who just passed away two days ago.  May he rest in peace and may he be in a place that is deserving for him. Continue reading

Fear

One of the most destructive emotions in our lives is the feeling of Fear. It is the most common one next to Love.  Both of those emotions even go hand in hand.

What is fear exactly? Why do we fear? Who experiences fear the most? What do we do to overcome the feeling of fear in our lives???

The feeling of fear itself is very versatile.  Every person feels fear differently and the reason or cause of fear varies as well. Generally speaking though, fear is an emotion that paralyzes our ability to think positively and find peace in our lives. When you fear something, you are unsure Continue reading

Success

How do we measure success? Do we recognize all our successes? Why is success so important to every human being? Do we know how to capture momentum?

I can confidently say I know the meaning of success because I have lived it and continue to live it.  It is very important to recognize your own success and be proud of it no matter how small it may seem.  Even if no one else around you recognizes your success and even if you do not get the response you are hoping for. Feel good about yourself nonetheless, because ‘YOU DID IT!!’ Continue reading

Happiness

Let’s start by asking -What is happiness???

Another question comes to mind: “how do you know when you are happy?”

Two very important questions – let’s see if we can explore some ideas, maybe we will find an answer or maybe we will decide to reach an answer that would comfort us and put us at ease.  Maybe, just maybe, there isn’t one answer – maybe everyone’s opinion on the subject is a valid answer.  Better yet, what if the answer is the question itself? Continue reading