I’ve learned to start a conversation with an attitude that I just want to learn something about someone else for the sake of knowing them, not because I want something from them.
We recognize acts of love and the good works that result and celebrate them, herald them, and seek our own way to demonstrate our individual works of love.
We all should respect people for the content of their character. Yet, we are more likely to connect with those whose soulful essence resonates with ours.
I might have made a good first impression, but the second, and the third, and the fourth impressions got progressively worse the longer I talked.
Companionship suggests an active and continual relationship. Companions are close by physically and emotionally, which means they likely share a common purpose or destination.
Let’s admit that we have our own prickly glitches that annoy others. We want to be the person others can’t get enough of instead of the one they’ve long ago had too much of.
Because we so love, we give unselfishly. Because we so love, we can do no less than everything that is necessary to convey the full dimensions of that love.
Since I can imagine a Santa Claus, I can imagine a world of generosity, joy, the delight of surprise, goodwill, and celebrating the child within us all.
It’s easy to say, “I’m sure things will work out.” But, I’ve noticed the most powerful form of encouragement is that which comes after listening to the needs and longings of someone.
Givers profit from a deep sense of satisfaction that they were able to help with nothing required in return.
Soft heartedness is misunderstood for weakness. When we INLiven our heart, we wake it up the full range of emotions that inform us from the inside out.
We must continually hold ourselves responsible for being the example good we expect in others.