Friends

When You Realize

Filed in Friends, Happiness, Life by on June 13, 2017

when you realize that money does not buy happiness, you will be rich indeed. Mercia Tapping

We all have basic needs such as food, shelter and health care. Money helps us put those fundamental life requirements in place. But after a certain amount of money in your pocket, happiness does not come from the relentless and insatiable pursuit of more wealth.

I have a very diverse group of friends. Some are fortunate to be incredibly wealthy, others have to think about every penny that they spend. But many of my poorest friends are incredibly happy because they have freed themselves from the tyranny of materialism.

We hear the term “retail therapy” and if any of us have tried that (I have in the past), we know that the lift it gives is so fleeting. Real happiness and being at peace with life cannot be found in a new piece of clothing or any other piece of new “stuff”.

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Do Not Feel

Filed in Friends, Grief by on June 4, 2017

do not feel alone. reach out to the people who love you. Mercia Tapping

Too often we suffer alone not wanting to bother anyone else. Reach out to a good friend and your mood will be lifted.

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Be A Patient Listener

Filed in Friends, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on May 30, 2017

being a patient listener to a friend is your greatest gift. it is through your listening they will find clarity. Mercia Tapping

Often we feel compelled to give unsolicited advice to friends who may be experiencing some problems. Of course we know best and cannot resist the urge to advise them. More often than not, our friends will solve their own problems, if we listen without judgement. As our friends hear themselves speak, they will get clarity and know which way they should go. It is both a more respectful and more empowering way to treat a friend, as we let them solve their own problems through the power of our listening.

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We Do Our Best

Filed in Friends, Happiness by on May 27, 2017

we do our best under the most stressful of times. forgive yourself for not being perfect. Mercia Tapping

Many of us have a strong streak of perfectionism. In some ways this is admirable, but in other ways it gets in the way and takes away from the feelings of accomplishment. I recently had occasion to cook dinner for eight, which turned out to be a culinary, and somewhat stressful marathon, since I had a large number of dishes. Afterwards, I found myself annoyed that two dishes, out of about fifteen, were less than perfect. But my guests were ecstatic and effusive in their praise. Then I pulled myself together and let myself bask in their compliments, and the memories of a lovely, sociable evening amongst good friends.

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The Value Of A Life

Filed in Friends, Inspirational, Life by on May 24, 2017

the value of a life is the number of lives it touches. Mercia Tapping

Think about this for a moment. There are many of us as they get older who question whether their life has had meaning and value, especially if they have not enjoyed any dazzling successes in the work world. But the real meaning of a life is how many people it has touched in a positive way.

What we do not realize is that this positive touch gets passed onto countless people, in ways of which we are completely unaware. A friend from 50 years ago got in touch with me recently and outlined the ripple effects from some kind things that I had done in my youth. It gave me great pause for thought.

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Find Something To Share

Filed in Friends, Inspirational, Miracles by on May 17, 2017

find something to smile about and then share it with a friend. Mercia Tapping

People ask each other all the time “How are you doing?”. When asked, if I am truly going through a rough time I will tell them. Otherwise, I do something different. I tell them all the good things that are going on in my life, the small miracles, the progress I am making towards my goals, and the future events I am looking forward to, or past ones which gave made me smile.

I DO NOT do this to make myself look good, rather I do this to brighten somebody else’s day as it always makes them smile. I have a couple of disabled and elderly friends whom I visit on a regular basis. When I chatter on about the good stuff in my life, I know it gives them a lift. Incidentally, it makes me smile too.

I think it takes a lifetime of self exploration to finally figure out who you are and your unique voice and contribution to humanity. Once you have found it, let it ring out!

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Give A Little Gift

Filed in Friends, Inspirational, Life, Love by on May 2, 2017

give a little gift of joy to someone today. tell them that you love them. Mercia Tapping

Never let a day go by without telling someone in your inner circle of friends and family that you love them. It brings joy into their lives. Moreover, life sometimes cruelly and unexpectedly removes a loved one from this earth. You never want to be left wishing that you had told a deceased family member or friend how much you loved them.

I think it takes a lifetime of self exploration to finally figure out who you are and your unique voice and contribution to humanity. Once you have found it, let it ring out!

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Give The Gift of Listening

Filed in Friends, Inspirational, Life, Love by on March 7, 2017

give the gift of listening without judgment to a friend today. Mercia Tapping

To listen to a friend without judgement is a gift. Too often we rush to express our opinions and give our well intentioned advice. Sometimes, people just need a good listener to sort themselves out.

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The Butterfly Celebrates

Filed in Cancer, Courage, Friends, Health, Hope, Inspirational by on January 23, 2017

the butterfly celebrates its release from the cocoon and so will you. Mercia Tapping

A couple of years ago when my life seemed suspended as I struggled with breast cancer, a good friend of mine introduced me to the metaphor of the cocoon. She explained that although on the surface nothing was happening, there was an invisible transformation happening, and at the right time, a glorious butterfly would emerge and fly free. I loved that metaphor because it engendered hope, and gave me the gift of patience. I am now emerging from my cocoon and I wish the same for you.

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Dreams Can Change The World

Filed in Courage, Friends, Happiness, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on January 22, 2017

dreams can change the world, one person at a time. Mercia Tapping

I think there is a tendency for each of us to feel insignificant, and powerless to change the world and make it a better place. That can be very dispiriting. I often say that each of us should start by being and role modeling the change we want to see happen in the world, and thus be a healing source of light to others. But the point is, if you cannot even begin to dream of change, it will never happen. However, if you speak your dreams, you will find like minds and community. Others will share your dreams and together you will make powerful, far reaching changes in the world. But start small, with the people immediately around you.

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