strive for happiness and fulfillment throughout our lifetimes. Along that
journey, life will present us with many challenges. How does one live well
consistently and and take tough times in stride? It is important to never
lose sight of your own self worth. Re-affirm the fact that no matter how
hard you try, there will be those you will never please. That can seem
difficult at times.
Hopefully you are finding life fun, challenging, and
worthwhile. If you are experiencing difficulties, please read on. There
are ways to handle difficulties that may arise. Stay focused on YOUR self
worth, keep the faith, and
KEEP YOUR COMMITMENTS.
Stand in your word, let others know you are solid and dependable. The greatest personal growth you will ever experience will come from keeping your commitments, especially through the toughest of times. Do not let fear rule you, do not take things personal. Fear is the loss of power in your life, and when you make decisions resulting from feelings of powerlessness, you become even less empowered.
Whatever your losses or difficulties may be, be sure to address
the unresolved issues of grief, stay focused on your abilities and good
qualities, and above all-DON'T GIVE UP ON THE ONES YOU
LOVE. I am a Vietnam Veteran and I believe that some of
that experience has impaired my ability to be vulnerable to and intimate with,
those I care about. I have been fortunate to have many people, especially
family, who invited me to grow, who didn't give up on me, and who stood by me. I
am especially grateful to the three women I married. From them I have three
beautiful sons and two step-sons. My wives, Sharon. Sue, and Eve in some ways
have been my greatest teachers. My marriages and my divorces have always made
way for more growth and more personal development. While, I still experience
feelings of loss and sadness, I know that beyond my understanding, there are
reasons for everything. Another thing that helps is, I LOVE being SINGLE!!!!!!!