Who are you

A respondent to a recent blog who wrote “Thank you for explaining personalities, “I am now enjoying the parts of me that I like,” spurred me to ponder if there was a part of my personality that I disliked?  On reflection I ascertained that Heart-logic Feeling was the source for…

Exchanging Encouragement

Encouragement and delight are twins—on the same page.  If you have one, the other shows up. Encouragement doesn’t always mean speaking, it also means being present, praying, listening, singing, helping to clean up the church kitchen, giving a ride to someone without transportation, dropping a meal off at…

Happiness is a Choice/Thanks-praying

Attitude adjustment is a necessary bridge to happiness. The familiar definition of Happiness is a by-product of helping someone else is true but it doesn’t provide solutions for every unhappy situation.  Knowing others care about us contributes to a positive outlook because it’s a two-way street.  We do…

Beneficial Oppositeness

“I would not be the person I am today, if it hadn’t been for marrying my opposite”, a friend shared. “And  if two people are exactly the same, then one is not needed,” she added. The benefit of opposites sharing years is incalculable whether in families, marriage, friendships, at…

Comprehending Character

A blog reader responded to last week’s “remembering” blog by mentioning Jim’s good character. Later that day in discussing a client’s temperament, he asked “Is character part of certain personalities or must those qualities be developed?” I responded that strong character qualities were an option for any…

Joy of Remembering

John, a good friend of Jim’s and mine called last week saying that he was aware that Jim’s birthday was today.  “Yes”, I said, “I’ve been thinking about him very strongly. He always enjoyed celebrations and about the only thing I ever heard him boast about was…

Replenishing Purpose

The word hiatus caught my attention as I researched the importance of replenishing purpose. The dictionary offered: a break where part is missing or lost, gap or interruption as in continuity or time.       A slight pause, recess, interim, respite, interlude, term, spell, period, cleft, crevice, crack, rift or ravine. Purpose…

Voice—Tonal Pitch and Volume

This final blog in this series covers tonal-language messaging—30 percent of communication--shifting between raised or lowered tonal-pitch and loud or soft volume as it craftily companions with word selection and body language adding color and vitality to dialogue. Everyone’s voice quality is unique. No one speaks exactly like…

Head--On Down--Body Messaging

‘Actions speak louder than words’ is a phrase that we’ve all heard with the inference primarily to deeds done, but also applies to the truism of body language speaking louder than words at times as well as inspiring a favorite group game--charades. As I mentally inventoried the silent but…

Eyes-Exposing Emotions

Body language--Eye Communication Amazingly, as previously shared, words (context) are the least in communication, netting a mere 10 percent with body language placing first place and tone touting second.  Believe me, this is a bitter pill for writers of all styles to swallow, but observation supports those facts in just…