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Archive for February, 2013

Not exactly purfect
Expecting a perfect relationship definitely has whiskers to it.

The Perfect Relationship Ain’t

February 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 58 secs

Not exactly purfect

What is a perfect relationship? Roll this question around in your mind right now. Now, keep these ideas with you as you continue reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Whoops! Manners!
Oops! Excuse me!

Manners Madness

February 27th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 49 secs

Whoops! Manners!

All right, hands up if you’ve experienced a display of bad manners recently? Seems we can all recall a time or two (Or maybe three?) when somebody’s bad manners were so uncivil, we were gob smacked by their actions. Read the rest of this entry »

What is it about tea and coffee?
Fancy a spot of tea or coffee?

Tea And Other Niceties

February 26th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 24 secs

What is it about tea and coffee?

Would you like some tea?” the receptionist kindly asked as she welcome me in. Ah, yes. Some civilities still exist, and I’m a pushover for all of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes candle power has to do.
Do you ever have power blackouts?

The Power Went Out

February 25th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Sometimes candle power has to do.

I stepped out of the toilet and, suddenly, the power went out. Now, I don’t normally string those two things together… but that’s what happened. Read the rest of this entry »

Is self-discpline the answer to finding fulfilment?
Is self-discpline enough?

More Self Discipline? Yes And No

February 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 32 secs

Is self-discpline the answer to finding fulfilment?

Discipline will get you a lot in life. It can make you financially rich, give you amazing status, and win the praise of admirers. But, for all its benefits, it’s not enough on its own to create a satisfying life. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriage takes more than vows and rings.
Aside from rings and all the other "things", the journey to a fabulous marriage is a big expedition.

Giving Marriage A Break 2

February 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Marriage takes more than vows and rings.

Considering life’s uncertainties, I believe it’s time to give marriage a break and look at it afresh for what it can and can’t offer. Given what people bring to it, it’s understandable the marriage boat will rock and toss, at least now and then. Expecting a pledge will make life great is sweetly optimistic, but it’s not particularly realistic. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriage is an adventure.
Is marriage worth it?

Giving Marriage A Break

February 22nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 13 secs

Marriage is an adventure.

Isn’t it amazing how marriage polarizes people? Read the rest of this entry »

The puzzle of how to be happy.
What does the happiness industry say about how to be happy?

Actually How To Be Happy

February 21st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 50 secs

The puzzle of how to be happy.

There’s a lot of trash said about how to be happy. The Internet, magazines, movies, and bookstores are full of it. That’s why I suggest reading everything carefully and reflectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Hopefully, you won't sprout this much facial hair next time you have to wait...
Nobody likes to wait. But we do it anyway.

How To Wait With Less Frustration

February 20th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 9 secs

Hopefully, you won’t sprout this much facial hair next time you have to wait…

When was the last time you had to wait for ages and nearly blew your stack over the sheer frustration of it all? If you’ve ever felt bothered or just plain bored stiff waiting, this is for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Pets want your bed.
Should pets allow you in bed?

Beware Of Pets In Bed

February 19th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 3 secs

Pets want your bed.

When you head for bed, pets have their own agenda. Hygienists will shudder, but I love having our cat Scallywag curled up on the end of our bed. It’s comforting hearing him breathe (being one of the few members of the family who doesn’t snore) and, with my toes, I can feel his soft form resting on the bed. Read the rest of this entry »