Remaining in the background when things aren’t right isn’t right at all (Sneak peek into the prequel)

  “You’re disappointed in me,” Pere concluded. “Well, it won’t be the last time, I’m sure. Being a commander, or even an adult, doesn’t mean we know always what’s right. We have to trust the nudges to do what we believe is right. And I think as long as you try to do the right … Continue reading Remaining in the background when things aren’t right isn’t right at all (Sneak peek into the prequel)

If you don’t like “their game,” then for everyone’s sake, just leave it!

Today I’m going to tell you the secret to everlasting happiness: you don’t have to respond to everything that flashes your way, especially if it’s “not your game.” Do you remember this rule from your childhood: “If you don’t like our rules, then you don’t have to play”? Now, that may sound harsh—and it was usually … Continue reading If you don’t like “their game,” then for everyone’s sake, just leave it!

What you should say to people who offend you

At a neighborhood dinner I sat by a woman whose daughter had just gotten married. Since my oldest was planning her wedding, the conversation naturally turned to expenses. I told her we were investing in buying decorations since we’d have more weddings in the future, and were trying to keep down costs by doing everything … Continue reading What you should say to people who offend you