Very Little is Really That Big a Deal

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.

~Don Herold

Why is it that the truth is often the most annoying thing anyone can say?  The single most infuriating thing someone can say to me is, “You need to just relax.”  It’s true; I know it’s true.  I do need to relax.  I am a serious worrier.  If worrying were a competitive sport, I would win.  Every time. Continue reading

Nothing Worthwhile is Ever Easy

Treating your life — your time — as the valuable thing it is, is not as easy as it sounds.

For one thing, it’s important to find the balance between remembering that your time has value and shouldn’t be wasted and remembering that the same applies to every other person you come in contact with.  Unless you’re living alone on your own private island somewhere, (and I’m guessing you’re not) then you can’t live in a happy little bubble of selfish self-gratification.  Nor should you.  People are social beings.  We get enjoyment (and yes, often frustration) from our dealings with family, friends, and even strangers.  And I think it’s important to give some of that back.

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