Category accepting others

ABC’s of Wisdom

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” — Doug Larson

How to Be Part of the Solution, Part 2

I think we can agree that there is far too much hate in the world. The 24/7 news coverage makes sure we see it all. After the angry mob recently attacked our capital it is easy to give the anger a face. So what shall we do? Those of us watching – what can we do?

How to Be Part of the Solution

I think we can agree that there is far too much hate in the world. The 24/7 news coverage makes sure we see it all. After the angry mob recently attacked our capital it is easy to give the anger a face. So what shall we do? Those of us watching – what can we do?

Get (Back) on Track

It is bound to happen. We find ourself off the track. We’ve lost our bearings and are unsure which way is up.

You Can’t Change Others

Try as you will, you can’t change another person. We say we know this to be true and yet we continue to try. I know I do

ABCs of Wisdom A-AlAnon 12 Step Program

So much of my life is influenced by what I’ve learned from the 12-step program of AlAnon Family Groups.

Have you been rejected?

Are You Accepted/Rejected? We hold a status in society – married or divorced, stay-at-home mom or working mom, white collar or blue collar, successful or on welfare, home owner or homeless, physically fit or disabled, black or white. If you’ve ever changed from one status to another you may know the sting of judgment that […]

Bird of Paradise with quote-Happiness can exist only in acceptance -George Orwell

3 Steps Towards Acceptance

I have an idea. Just as an experiment, take three days and practice acceptance. I mean accepting something about another person that you’d prefer were different. When you are faced with that something you do not like follow immediately with a deliberate thought of something you like about the person. It may be something small, even insignificant or it may be something truly important. Pet peeves are a good place to start.