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After a delicious meal, he and I chatted for a couple hours in the family room and caught up on old times. I admire the love in this home — the obvious love between you and Angel.
Nurturing a happy family is one of the things I never got around to. So it was great to see it, feel it, and be a part of it tonight. What are some things happy families do differently? Here are some thoughts to consider: Every day, every member chooses to be part of the family. Family members can be your best friends.
Families grow from the heart, through mutual love and respect. The only time family becomes nullified is when the ties in the heart are cut. If you cut the ties, these people are not your family.
If you build the ties, these people are your family. So build and maintain ties with the right people and nurture them with love every day. Family members go out of their way for each other.
Family bonds are tied with true love, and true love involves attention, awareness, discipline, effort, and being able to care about someone and sacrifice for them, continuously, in countless petty little unsexy ways, every day.
And of course they do the same for you. You all are worth it. I am happy you are in my life. Family sticks together through thick and thin. Nothing and no one else will give you that.
And remember, timing is everything. Everyone is permitted to be true to themselves. The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated as is.
Sometimes we try to be sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image of what we want them to be — what we think we need, love, or desire. But these actions and perceptions are against reality, against their benefit and ours, and always end in disappointment — because it does not fit them.
Remember, the foundation of love is to let those we care about be unapologetically themselves, and to not distort them to fit our own egotistical ideas of who they should be. Otherwise we love only our own fantasies, and thus miss out entirely on their true beauty.
Everyone takes responsibility for their own happiness. Happiness is a choice that comes from within. There are choices you can make every day to feel the effects of happiness. Choose to do something meaningful.
Choose to take care of your body. Choose to be around the right people. Choose a good attitude. Choose to express gratitude. Begin today by taking responsibility for your own happiness.
The choice is yours.
Caring words are used to communicate, always. You can measure the happiness of any close relationship by the number of scars that each member carries on their tongues and inner cheeks, formed over many years of biting back angry and insensitive words.
Be careful what you say. You can say something unkind in less than one second, but more than a year later the wounds are still there.FAITH | LEARNING | COMMUNITY. In the way of Jesus, St Joseph’s Catholic High School aspires to respect and celebrate the dignity of all.
Inspired by the life of St Joseph, the school promotes a culture of faith, justice and service. What is it about your life that resembles Sisyphus' plight? What is your relationship to your rock? Is the struggle itself enough for you? Would you describe pushing a rock up a hill heaven, hell, or something in between?
O! My gosh, that was fascinating! I have honestly never considered popcorn to be anything more than a cheap nasty snack sold at cinemas. I feel all enlightened now (and peckish!) and I really would love to have a bash at making Popcorn properly. Two months into our marital bliss, I sobbed on our couch with my head in my hands.
Our electricity had been abruptly turned off in our home and our bank account was overdrawn. May (This essay was originally published in Hackers & Painters.) If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start or join a startup.
May (This essay was originally published in Hackers & Painters.) If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start or join a startup.