Sometimes a Bite of Humble Pie is Better Than Being Right

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Photo Credit: symphony of love via Compfight cc

“Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don’t.” ― Tom Hiddleston

There are many times I catch myself in the vice of being right. I know I am right about something, so how can I tolerate the words of someone who is clearly wrong? Continue reading “Sometimes a Bite of Humble Pie is Better Than Being Right”

How to Keep Calm When Everyone is Screaming

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It’s one of those days. I sigh as I watch my toddler have her third knock-down-drag-out meltdown temper tantrum of the day, and it’s only 9:00 in the morning. ‘What is it this time?’ I wonder as I ask her what is wrong. Turns out she wanted the blue sippy cup not the red one. ‘Oh. My. Gosh. What the heck is wrong with this kid?!’ I think as I walk away. Before I can collect my thoughts the infant falls and busts her lip on a wooden block. Suddenly I’m trying to comfort her while listening to screaming in stereo as I get hit in the back with my toddler’s launched sippy cup. Continue reading “How to Keep Calm When Everyone is Screaming”

How to Forgive Someone Who Won’t Apologize

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“It’s the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those who don’t deserve
It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
Takes everything you have to say the word
Forgiveness” – Forgiveness by Matthew West

How often do you feel that in order to forgive, you must first be presented with an apology? I know I’ve done it. How dare h/she! They had no right to treat me such a way. The audacity! The nerve of some people! They should apologize! Continue reading “How to Forgive Someone Who Won’t Apologize”

Kill an Argument With Three Simple Words

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Photo Credit: Ken Whytock via Compfight cc

We’ve all been there. He says something, so she says something back. Then he says something back, to which she yells something back, then he says, “Why are you yelling?” To which she yells, “Because you’re impossible!”

Sound familiar? What’s some of the most common advice for not fighting with someone? Continue reading “Kill an Argument With Three Simple Words”