Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

Grandparenting is the Second Chance of Life

Someone said, “If I had known being a grandparent would be so much fun, I would have done that first.”  We all enter parenthood with the lofty goal of not making the same mistakes our parents made, only to discover that we make new mistakes of our […]

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Gentleness is the Tenderness of Life

Gentleness is a polite, gracious, considerate act of kindness that is born out of compassion.  It is a language that doesn’t need a vocabulary.  It is spoken with a touch and expressed by a kind deed.  It is the gift everyone can afford and requires the least […]

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Friendship is the Network of Life

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It is not what you know, but who you know that counts?” The wealth of the richest people in the world cannot be calculated by the huge amounts of money in their bank accounts, or the accumulation of their expensive possessions, […]

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Fellowship is the Table of Life

In our fast paced American culture we have replaced mealtime around the family table with fast food in route to the next activity, or with a TV dinner around the television in what used to be the family room. No conversation, no interaction, no reflection, and no […]

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Cooperation is the Teamwork of Life

John Maxwell states that, “Teamwork makes the dream work.”  The synergy of cooperation is not simply principles of addition, but rather multiplication.  This truth is illustrated by the fact that when oxen are yoked together their strength potential is not just doubled, but actually multiplied.  Even the […]

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Conflict is the Struggle of Life

Conflict cannot be avoided because we all have uniquely different opinions. If you ever hear of a couple who claim they have never had an argument, either they are living on opposite sides of the country, or one is doing all the talking and the other is […]

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Communication is the Connection of Life

Communication skills determine how we connect and relate to those in our world.  Have you ever felt exasperated because what you said was not what you actually communicated? When those with whom you were in dialogue repeated their perception of the conversation, you were left wondering, “How […]

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Co-dependency is the Enablement of Life

Co-dependency is the contemporary term used to define an age-old problem. It is assuming responsibility for the dysfunctional conduct of another person.  People, who have been victims themselves, usually feel that anything that goes wrong is their fault.  If you take the blame, you will automatically think […]

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Compatibility is the Conformity of Life

Compatibility is the ability to get along with each other.  All of us know people who are challengers.  If you say something is black, they will say it is white.  Antagonistic people can’t even get along with themselves.  They are not capable of living in a peaceful […]

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Friendliness is the Congeniality of Life

I believe friendliness is an important key to success.  We all know people who automatically notice every person they meet on the street and acknowledge them with a smile, nod, compliment, or greeting.  Others are too shy, afraid, selfish, self-absorbed, task driven, or arrogant to give others […]

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