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What Do People Really Want in a Relationship?
“95 % of the joy in you life will come from your relationships. We are really made for community,” according to Dr. Stan Grenz, author of the book, Made for community. We are made to relate to each other. The supreme joy – the jewel of our lives – is our involvement in relationships.
The Power of No
Michelle is a 29 year-old marketing genius. The word is circulating among the 355 employees of the firm where she works.
If you want something done well, give it to Michelle. If you need help with your own work, go to Michelle. She is fast, knowledgeable and she gets results. Most of all she is really nice.
But Michelle’s own projects are falling behind at the mercy of a multitude of requests from all parts of the company.
You are a powerful being, and you have within you the capacity to master your emotions and generate the feelings that you want. When you are sad, you are not just sad. When you are happy, you are not just happy. There is a corresponding chemistry that matches the emotion you are feeling; if you change your emotions, you also change your chemistry. Actors do it all the time. They can be feeling sad and gloomy, but when they have to play the role of a very happy person, they can create joy and actually feel happy and elated. They know how to trigger the required emotion. Likewise, you must learn how to generate feelings of happiness in bad times. You can do this by acting as if you are happy, and thinking beautiful and uplifting thoughts right in the midst of the storm.