This week’s edition of the What Will Matter newsletter explores relationships and how they affect our lives – sometimes for the better and sometimes for the
“Don’t make someone a priority who thinks of you as an option.” – Michael Josephson
Friendship is no big thing It’s a million little things
Be careful what you say. Words can really hurt. You’re much more likely to regret what you say more than what you didn’t say.
WHEN DIVORCE OR BREAK-UP DISRUPTS YOUR LIFE Forgive me if I don’t miss you, I’m glad you were in my life; Our best times will always be a part of me, but
Toxic relationships make us unhappy today and cast a shadow on tomorrow. They corrupt out attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine
“People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. Things begin to go wrong when things are being loved and people are being used” – Michael Josephson
“Nietzsche told us ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ and Hemingway wrote about becoming stronger in broken places. A different way of thinking is found in the Japanese concept of kintsukuroi the art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer in a way that makes the object more beautiful than it was before. I think this is …
Love cannot be caught, like an unwilling butterfly. Nobody loves you just
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. – Roy Croft I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
See video at https://whatwillmatter.com/2016/12/tips-good-holiday-season-video/ I wish you a most pleasurable and memorable holiday season.
“A friend knows the song in your heart and sings it to you when your memory fails.” – Donna Roberts
Support, encourage, advise, listen and console with love and kindness. Experience gratification in
While I believe that good things tend to happen to people who consistently choose the high road, the correlation between ethics and success is a loose one at best.
It’s one thing to try to be better for someone who loves you and quite another
Good companions are people you spend time with when you want to have a good time. Good friends are the people you want to be with when you’ve had a bad time. ~ Michael Josephson
For most of us, there’s something both wonderful and worrisome about large family gatherings. On the good side, we often can experience real pleasure in spending time with relatives with whom we have so many common memories. What’s more, being with parents, siblings, and cousins who have known us since childhood often helps us see ourselves
True Friendship: From A-Z By Michael Josephson Accepts you as you are Believes in you Celebrates your successes Defends you Encourages you Forgives you no
Toxic relationships make us unhappy today and cast a shadow on tomorrow. They corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.
If we can get beyond the corny red heart clichés and commercialism surrounding Valentine’s Day, there’s real value in celebrating the idea of love.
Our abilities to think, reason and learn are among the most powerful tools we have to make our lives safer, more comfortable and more fulfilling. Yet many of us simply do not develop our mental capacities. Although we can learn important information in school, the wise person in pursuit of self-improvement realizes that education is a lifelong process of expanding …
On Valentine’s Day millions of men pay special tribute to a woman they love by buying her flowers, a balloon, a cute stuffed toy, or candy. Many
I realize that not everyone lives in a Norman Rockwell world where family gatherings are sources of warmth and good memories. For some, the prospect of holiday get-togethers generates dread and anxiety; they are something to endure, not enjoy. One reason is that family members can be tactless and downright cruel when expressing their opinions about perceived foibles, flaws and …
Are there people in your life who regularly cause you to feel bad about yourself? Most of us care what others think of us, so knowing that someone doesn’t like us, or doesn’t approve of the judgments we’ve made, or doesn’t like how we look can be hurtful. And when we’re judged by someone whose approval we crave, such as a parent, …