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!
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