After a year of journaling, Leggett found that some lessons were repetitive and some contradicted each other, but all offered potential for self-instruction. As the new year begins, she shares what she learned—and relearned—to inspire your 2014.
➤People don’t always do what they say they’re going to do. Forgive them.
➤ You won’t always do what you say you’re going to do. Forgive yourself.
➤ Never underestimate the power of following up.
➤ Tip well for good service. Waiters, the peo
Dear Neil: My husband left me four weeks ago. We have been married for two years, together for four, and have two children, ages 4 and 2. I was pregnant when we met, and am now 27 (he is 24). We have been fighting a lot, and he is often angry at me. Frequently he rages at me, and he's hit me several times.
But I'm not ready to give up on him, and I forgive him. I was sexually and physically abused as a child, and I consider him my best friend. So recently I gave him a gift: a picture of us w
Although the holidays are a hectic time, I always try to step back for a moment and reflect on what the year has brought. It is a time to count my blessings and appreciate all that I have in life -- a wonderful family, a fantastic group of people to work with, and good health (knock on wood!).
But recently, I was reminded of something else that is so important to a good life. As I sat and watched the celebration of life for Nelson Mandela on TV, it struck me how this man suffered so much, ye
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nearly three decades after the murder that tore them apart, the mother and son talk easily now. They laugh over little things. She stands on tiptoes to hug him and whispers: "I love you." He smiles and hugs her back.
They often meet for lunch at the nonprofit where Gaile Owens works. On this day, she and Stephen sit side by side in a conference room, one glancing at the other as they answer a reporter's questions about their tangled past. About the killing of Stephen
LYNN — A judge ordered a mental-health evaluation for a city man police say broke into a family’s home early Saturday, threatened to kill the residents, and then — after learning one of the victims was a minister — broke down and begged for forgiveness.
“I don’t know how I got the strength, sir, but I put my hand on his shoulder and said ‘I forgive you,’ and I asked, ‘Can I pray for you?’” April Leone, a minister at Community Tabernacle of Deliverance on Western Avenue, said Tuesday afte
Q: I've really messed up my life. The doctor says I've caught a sexually-transmitted disease that probably can't be cured. No one will ever want to marry me now. Why didn't someone warn me about this? Or maybe they did and I just didn't listen.— R.M.
A: One of life's hardest lessons is that the decisions we make always have consequences, and when those decisions are bad, the consequences will also be bad. I often quote the Bible's warning: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man rea
Today is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Although it is often called the “holiest day of the Jewish year,” what is notable about Yom Kippur is not the fact that it is particularly holy, nor is it the fact that many Jews you know might be particularly hungry today. Yom Kippur is notable because it is really all about the unequivocal importance of one thing — atonement. We sit in our religious services all day, reflecting on the need to atone for our sins. However, it is stressed that we cannot
There are many qualities necessary in a successful leader. They need to be bright, ambitious and competent communicators. But the most powerful leaders have an uncanny ability to build trust and confidence among their followers. They do this most effectively with one simple skill ... forgiveness.
It's easy to build faith among followers when everyone is doing everything right. But people aren't robots and even the best performers will have moments when they will fail spectacularly. It's at t
Okay, you messed up. Assuming it wasn’t truly awful—like cheating on him with his brother in their parents’ bed while his dog watched—you can gain his forgiveness. It’s just a matter of knowing how to work it.
Give Him Room
You probably feel a need to talk things out as soon as possible, but often your best bet is to let him cool off—alone. “When I get in a big fight with my girlfriend, it can take me a few days before I’m ready to address things,” says Noah, 35. “Sometimes it helps
As long as we do not forgive, they occupy rent free space in our mind.
Educated persons think clearly and logically, live honourably and courageously, give willingly and generously, and forgive lovingly and graciously.
forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Forgiveness is the sweet scent that a flower gives when it is being crushed.
Forgiveness is wonderful fruit that a tree gives when it is being hurt by a stone..!
Great people Give, Give, Give and Forgive