The Nine Gifts of Christmas

Sometimes the people we have to work with give us a hard time instead of their full cooperation. Our tasks become more difficult when the people we’re counting on give us a headache instead of a hand. Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if everyone we dealt with not only gave us a smile, but gave us a gift? Of course, …

For Success in Life, There’s Only One New Year’s Resolution You Need to Make

Happy New Year! The purpose of celebrating New Year’s is not to celebrate the start of a new year, but the beginning of a new YOU, an improved you, a more enlightened you, a more powerful you. And we start our journey to a new, improved self by making New Year’s Resolutions. Do you agree? If you do, you belong …

Give H.O.P.E. and H.elp O.ther P.eople E.njoy life

Once again it is that time of year (Christmas) when we think about gift giving. Holiday decorations, joyful music, and smiling faces create an atmosphere of happiness. But hidden from view are the poor, lonely, sick, homeless, unemployed, and disabled who find the season only increases their suffering. For when those in need witness the happiness of others, it feels …

Priceless gifts-It’s that time of year again known as Christmas

It’s that time of year again known as Christmas. Whether we’re a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Hindu – believer or unbeliever – we probably all welcome a season that’s devoted to GIVING. For that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s the time we transcend our petty thoughts of self-interest and reach out to others. In the words of …

Solutions for New Year’s Resolutions

Not often enough, we MAKE them. Too often, we BREAK them. And rarely do we KEEP them. By “them,” I mean New Year’s Resolutions. This year, let our first resolution be to keep the ones we make. Why? Because they will transform ourselves into the person we can become. If wine does it, why shouldn’t we also improve with age? …

Broken promises and shattered dreams

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about making New Year’s resolutions. How did you do last year? If you kept them, congratulations, for you are now a better person because of them. When asked about their resolutions, many people reply, “This year, I’m making only one resolution, and that is NOT to make any resolutions.” It’s a …

May your troubles be as short-lived as my New Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year! It’s time to shake off the snow from my clothes and the dust from my New Year’s resolutions. Although in keeping with the holiday spirit, I’ve opened with a humorous title, the subject is serious. We need to reflect on our status and monitor our progress both on a short-term and a long-term basis. The beginning of …