Quit hanging on to the handrails . . . Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day. – Melody Beattie
Do money and fame buy happiness?
What makes people happy?
If you were to ask, most people would most likely say that being famous and having lots of money are the keys to happiness.
After all, famous people are adored by their fans. Rich people have lifestyle which most people aspire to. They live in nice houses, drive luxury cars, take expensive vacations, and can buy almost everything they want.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia
VICKY: I like your dress, it’s really nice.
AMANDA: Yeah? I’m not sure the colour suits me.
VICKY: It’s really nice.
AMANDA: Really? You think so? I was thinking of giving it away, I guess I’ll keep it now.
Have you ever said “yes” to someone when you really didn’t want to, or perhaps you knew you couldn’t deliver on the promise? Don’t worry, we all have. It’s completely natural that we want to please the people in our lives.
Most people avoid saying “no” to other people because they feel guilty for saying it. This is a common trait around the world. But then we often resent the commitment we said “yes” to when we wanted to say “no” to begin with.
Rejection hurts, but it is something we all deal with on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter if it is your boss or your girlfriend or a family member – when someone you admire or love or need, turns away, it hurts.
Why do we get rejected? If we take all of the pain and emotion out of the picture, rejection happens when there is not a good match between you and someone else. It doesn’t necessarily mean that either one of you needs to change, it just means there is not a good match.