was jogging this morning and I noticed a person in front of me, about
1/2 a kilometer. I could tell he was running a little slower than me
and I thought, good, I shall try to catch him. I had about a kilometer
to go my path before Ineeded to turn off.So I started running faster
and faster. Every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 yards behind him, so I really picked up the pace and push myself.You would have thought I was running inthe last leg of London Olympic competition. I was determined to catch him.Finally, I did it!I caught and passed him by. On the insideI felt so good.
"I beat him" of course, he didn't even know we were racing. After I passed him, I realized I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn. I had gone nearly six blocks past it. I had to turn around and go all back.Isn't that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbors, friends, family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important? We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our ownpaths to our God given destinies.The problem with unhealthy competition is that its a
There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because he was content. He was content because he was happy.One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them. The wise man said, “If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could probably own your own country.” And then he went away.That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy and he was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent and discontent because he was unhappy. The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm, took care of his family and went in search of diamonds.He looked all over Africa and couldn't find any. He looked all through Europe and couldn't find any. When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically andfinancially broke. He got so disheartened that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide.Back home, the person who had bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream that ran through the farm. Acrossthe stream, the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow.
Any relationship requires efforts for it to grow stronger and happier. This holds true even more for marriages, as the chances of difference of opinions and egos clashing are higher. Those who are already married will certainly agree to this. But there are ways in which one can make the journey smooth and happy. Even though every couple shares a different chemistry and different dynamics with each other, there are some habits, which if adopted can make any marriage stronger. We share with you these very well-known, yet often forgotten secrets.
1. Express through simple gestures
After a few months, expensive gifts are not what matters in a relationship. What adds value and happiness for a couple are the small gestures in everyday life. Bringing home your partner’s favourite dessert after work or cooking their favourite dish as a surprise, is what gives a boost to the happiness in the relationship
Because he didn’t say “I love you” doesn’t really mean he doesn’t. Some guys find it hard to express their love through words, but they are really good at expressing it through their behaviour and here are some signs to know that would tell…..
9. He remembers what you say:
A guy who is truly in love with a girl, always listens to her and remembers what she says, even if it is something trivial because he takes her seriously.
8. He take care of your needs
if your man really loves you, he will always look for a way to make your life better, be it about covering you with a blanket when you are cold, Helping you with stuff even when you least expected him to be doing that or even cooks for you.
Even though the idea of dating someone who knows a great deal about you can be really appealing, there are certain things to consider when you are dating your best friend.
Many people claim that the secret to their successful relationships lies in the fact that they are dating their best friend. Of course, there is a certain amount of excitement when getting involved with someone new, and dating someone that already knows a lot about you can seem a little awkward at first, but you might find yourself in a deep, meaningful relationship when dating your best friend. On the other hand, you may lose that friend if it turns out that you were not right for each other.
Familiar Can Be Good One of the advantages of dating your best friend is that he or she is already familiar with your bad side. When you are dating someone new it might be easy to pretend that you don’t have a bad side (at least for
Many women feel flattered at the intensity of the man’s seeming need for an immediate connection & consequently overlook the inappropriateness of it.
When starting a new relationship, many women (and men as well) tend to overlook some behaviors in their new partner that do not bode well for the future.
Here are some ‘Red Flags’ to watch out for in a new partner;
1)He makes decisions about where to go with little or no input from you. 2)He belittles your opinion when the two of you are alone & may call you names. 3)He makes disparaging remarks about you in front of others & may talk about you as if you were not there. 4)He may be rough during love-making & make you engage in acts you do not like. 5)He does not want to spend time with your friends or family & insists you socialize with his people. 6)He will not acknowledge your areas of expertise & may put down what you do in the workplace -