Conscious living

Managing your expectations

With the holiday season upon us, we often find ourselves placing high expectations on the way we want our holiday to turn out.  To avoid becoming sad or being let down, maybe, in advance, you should try to manage your expectations?  It doesn’t just have to be the holiday’s either, if you are planning a trip, your wedding or anything that requires your input, it is only natural to bolster up your enthusiasm and raise your expectations, so you can reach your highest potential.

Your actions have consequences

 I remember the time when I listened to a news report discussing the prank call from the two Australian radio personalities who impersonated the Queen of England so that they could receive information about the hospitalized Princess.  The woman nurse who answered the call from the pranksters killed herself over this matter; most probably because she felt as though she betrayed the dignity of her profession and the possible endangerment of the Princess.  How sad!  The lesson learned here is that everything has a consequence.  Some may think that this is simply silliness at play or that they

How do you define success?

Since my grandchildren were 4 years old, I would ask them the question: “What are you doing today to be the best that you can be?”   At first, they just looked blank at me then their expression changed and they smiled---one would say, I helped Mommy clean the house today or I helped my teacher in school straighten the room.  Their minds were thinking about the various possibilities that were available to them to do something that was worthwhil

Compassion, a natural instinct

To shed light on the contrast between human behavior and animal behavior, how many times would you be willing to put your life on the line for another? Dolphins do it all the time. Research has shown that these gentle creatures are very cultured mammals. In fact, time and time again, they have demonstrated their natural instinct for compassion; more so than some human beings.

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