Taking responsibility in the face of temptation is difficult, but it's the right thing to do and being responsible actually makes it easier on us in the long run.
This short story encourages us to make an active decision about what we choose to remember and what we choose to let go.
In our hectic world, it's important to take some time periodically to listen to our own needs and give ourselves some much deserved attention.
What would it be like if instead of knocking people down we built them up? What if instead of peer pressure coercing people to do something bad, we encouraged others to do something good?
Change and progress won't happen overnight. But small steps taken over time really do add up.
Nobody wants to undergo hardships. But when these inevitable events happen we have an opportunity to grow stronger.
Be who you are; whoever that may be. Let your natural gifts shine.
We all face obstacles and giving up can feel enticing. But life is like a marathon and we need to keep pushing forward, just as those who lived through the Boston Marathon bombings had to do.
Where did the tradition of making resolutions come from? The best resolutions are specific and detailed.
If you insist on comparing yourself to others, be sure to consider that other person's entire life.
It's worth taking time to carefully consider important life decisions.
Families aren't just those that we have a biological connection to. Shared experiences and mutual support can make strangers into family.
Morrie Schwartz, subject of Tuesdays with Morrie, taught that we should express our emotions when we feel them, but then move on. Expressing yourself is healthy, but then you should move on.
Consider the consequences of your actions, including the long-term consequences and it will help you to gain perspective over short-term stressful events.
No matter where you've been, no matter how old you are, you can still make your future what you want it to be.
We've all felt self-conscious and some people like bullies even cause others to feel self-conscious in an effort to take the attention of themselves.
Helping other people is admirable, but don't neglect to take care of yourself.
Not every fight or argument is worth having. They can be stressful and taxing, so choose your battles carefully and find ways to diffuse anger so that you can work through the issues more readily.
Does it feel like you're always beating yourself up? Why do we do this to ourselves, when other people actually like us more when we're imperfect?
Love is worth working for. It's not always easy, but anything worth having is worth working on to make better.
It may be hard to trust that you're on the right path, but sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses along the way.
A short story that asks us how we respond to adversity
A job well done is its own reward.
Life doesn't always seem fair, and feeling sorry for yourself can all too easily become a habit. But a little self-awareness can help to break that habit.
Having the right perspective makes all the difference. This simple story reminds us of how what may at first seem like the end is actually just the beginning of a brighter tomorrow.
Emotional angst can and does prevent literal, physical symptoms. Consider them a warning sign from your body to pay attention to your feelings.
There will always be good days and bad days. It's up to you to decide how much time to give the good and how much time to spend on the bad.
When setbacks happen, will you wallow endlessly or find a way to move forward?
In order to combat all the negativity in our world, we need to make an active effort to remember and spend time focusing on the positives.
We work hard to keep our brains sharp. Don't our hearts and emotions deserve the same level of care?
Don't let fear and worry get the best of you. Do what you can and then try your best to move on.