Kick Him Out

We all know that to move forward, we have to let go of the past. We also know that to fully savor a brand new day, we have to come to terms with things that are not in our control. What if, over the course of our trying to let go of the past andContinue reading “Kick Him Out”

Morning Thought

It can be difficult to feel happy for others when our lives are in the dump. As much as we try to be high and cheerful, we can’t help but also notice the circumstance that we are under. I was told many times that to help someone else in need was to help myself. True!Continue reading “Morning Thought”

Waiting Patiently

A friend is someone, who not only knows how to receive, but also remembers how to give. A good friend is someone, who not only respects the reciprocal nature of a relationship, but also understands the impact of the expression of gratitude, such as thank you. I have had so many, so called “friends”, whoContinue reading “Waiting Patiently”

The First Day Of The Last Month Of 2014

Today is the first day of the last month of 2014. A year has gone by so swiftly and has come nearly to the end. At about this time of last year, Toronto was about to brace for a huge ice storm, which would leave many areas in the city blackened out, deprived of holidayContinue reading “The First Day Of The Last Month Of 2014”

A Change Of Belief In Helping People, Who Lack Courtesy

Should we continue to help people, who rarely or never express any gratitude towards us for what we have done for them? I used to think that despite the lack of gratitude being shown, if we could, we should continue to help those in need. Now, I no longer uphold this belief in its entirety,Continue reading “A Change Of Belief In Helping People, Who Lack Courtesy”

Three Pillars

We cross path with many people every single day. Majority of them, we will never get to find out who they are, where they are headed, and what they are up to. Once in a while, life brings us to meet a few lovely souls, whose sincerity intrigues us. We become connected. We become friends.Continue reading “Three Pillars”

Basic Social Courtesy

In public, most of us expect basic social courtesy to be shown to us. Holding the door for the person behind, and standing to the right on the escalator so that those, who are in a hurry have room to walk by are just some of the courteous behaviors that we judge strangers by. AlthoughContinue reading “Basic Social Courtesy”

True Friends

Back in high school, my dad once overheard a phone conversation that I had with a good friend of mine, at the time. During the conversation, my friend and I used funny nicknames to address each other, which was something that my dad disapproved of and considered disrespectful. He whispered to me while I wasContinue reading “True Friends”

Reciprocity

One of the major components in a healthy, and balanced friendship is reciprocity. Although most of us enjoy the act of giving; however, we are also into the pleasure of receiving. We may come into a friendship with differences, in terms of financial conditions, cultural and personal habits; we can never use excessively preexisting circumstancesContinue reading “Reciprocity”