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We tend to think that niceness is a trait that you are born with, like being tall or having brown hair. But being nice isn’t a trait. Being nice is a choice. It is a choice that we make every moment of every day. It has nothing to do with our genetic makeup, or our…

We often view confidence as a quality or attribute that people are born with. We think of it in the same way as having brown hair or blue eyes. It is something you either have or don’t have. But confidence isn’t an attribute, like hair or eye color. We aren’t born with confidence. It is…

One of the greatest causes of unhappiness is the addiction to approval. Needing other people to like us or think that we are wonderful is a recipe for misery. Why? Because the approval of others is something that is completely outside of our control. You simply cannot control whether people like you. There is no…

Most people think that lucky breaks are the key to success. I will admit that lucky breaks help.   But the real key to future success is your frustration with your current job or career. You have to be sick of your current job in order to be inspired to do something better. An Example of…

Back in the day, good manners were easy to figure out. “Don’t interrupt.” “Don’t chew with your mouth open.” “Say “please” and “thank you.”” “Offer folks something to drink when they come into your home.” The benefits of using good manners were numerous. Your personal relationships had less friction because you treated others with courtesy.…

You may have heard the adage, “a man’s word is his bond.” In simple terms, a bond is an agreement with legal force. So, the saying basically means that if you agree to something verbally, that should be the same as your signing a contract. Unfortunately, we no longer live in a world where our…

I know people who are very busy. They are always on the go, running from one place to another. But if you asked them at the end of the week what they have accomplished, they would give you a blank look.  They are being busy, but they are not being productive. Admittedly, sometimes it is…

In fairy tales, there is always a Prince Charming, someone who comes and saves the day. In fact, most children’s stories have a hero, someone who solves a big problem that no one else can solve. Unfortunately, in real life, there is no Prince Charming and taking responsibility for our lives is a skill that…

The teen years are a challenging period for parents. The problem is that teens look like adults. They have adult bodies, and once they get into high school, they start to dress like adults. But they aren’t adults. Their brains are still developing. So, they lack adult emotional maturity and judgment. As a result, they…

The ironic thing about life is that the things that we love the most are also the things that can keep us from fully loving other people. Whether it be religion or patriotism or family, the things that we cherish most tend to divide us. They can lead us to dislike other people for no…

Meerabelle Dey
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Meerabelle Dey

Meerabelle Dey has a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from the University of Toronto and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Much of her legal career has been spent dealing with issues affecting women, children and the poor. She has lived in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Meerabelle now devotes her time to writing. Her mission is to use her writing to inspire others to achieve God’s unique purpose for their life.

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