In this world there will always be some people who, for whatever constellation of reasons, need to tear down others in order to feel okay about themselves. There will always be people that cross our paths to criticize us and to attempt to dump a chunk of their own lostness, brokenness, and negativity upon us.
Just because things are stressful doesn’t mean you aren’t getting anywhere. Just because you are in pain doesn’t mean you can’t know joy. Just because you are alone doesn’t mean you are not connected. Just because you want or need more doesn’t mean this moment doesn’t offer you enough. It is enough right now because [...]
The power to choose is an awesome responsibility. The power to choose is a tremendous source of personal empowerment. Everything we do, think, and feel involves the power to choose. Many people end up feeling like the victims of their own thoughts and feelings, not to mention life situations and past choices that yielded unexpected [...]