May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until will we meet again!
An Irish Blessing
Have a wonderful day! 🙂 ~ Patti
Building BRIDGES instead of putting up WALLS
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” Joseph F. Newton
How many times in our relationships do we put up walls instead of letting others in? Why do we feel others will hurt us if we let them in? Is building walls easier than letting others get close to us or accept help? We are social creatures and crave friendship. Why are so many of us lonely? Why is it easier to walk away from a relationship than to work at? Is this relationship worth working on? These are good questions each of us should ask ourselves.
If we want to have lasting relationships we have to be willing to open ourselves up to possible failure and to trust people even when we are not sure we can trust. How can we break down those walls and connect with others to have lasting friendships? Building those bridges is hard work but well worth every minute of working on it. Do you think there would be less lonely miserable people if we reach out and help others by building bridges instead of constructing walls?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject ~ Patti
We all have times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed. We all have challenges and struggles which take us to the point of no return. There are times when things happen that we have no control over. How we face those challenges is vital to our wellbeing.
What have you done in the past to calm those moments of uncertainty?
Here are some tips:
Spend time in self-reflection, meditation, and prayer.
Exercising, taking a walk outside to get some fresh air and sunshine, journaling, talking with a friend, playing your pet, participating in a hobby, or listening to uplifting music; these methods may be a great way to relieve those overwhelming thoughts.
As time continues to move on, remember each day is a new beginning to start over and make positive changes. ~Patti 🙂
I would love to see your thoughts on how you deal with being overwhelm.
Judging and Assuming the Worst in Others
Why do some people look for the worst or negative in others or in situations? Why do people assume you are judging them? Why are people so quick to point out their opinions and interrupt you when you are talking? Or express such harsh points of view that are not even close to the truth instead of listening and assuming the worst. Why are some so quick to judge instead of being open and listen to the other person to explain the situation? Why don’t people talk to each other instead of behind the other persons back? Why has this concept become acceptable? What happened to compassion, integrity and respect of others? Why do people feel the need to gossip and create drama everywhere they go? Why are some people just so mean? Why is there so much hostility towards one another?
What happen to kindness, patience and truthfulness?
How can we change this behavior in our personal lives and work environment? I think one person at a time not getting sucked into this conduct by walking away or stating I’m not going to participate in this activity anymore.
Why would we want discord and upheaval in our lives? We should want to encourage others to follow their dreams and aspirations? When people are complacent they sometimes become miserable and angry with their situation and take it out on others. It is time to change this demeanor and be pleasant to each other by listening and having some empathy? How about it? Let’s live our lives with joy instead of distress! 🙂 ~ Patti
What are your thoughts?