Daniella Whyte

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Guest Post by Megha Shah: How Criticizing Others Affects Their Self-Esteem (People. Matter. 02.14.17)

Even God doesn’t judge a man until his last moments — then who are we to judge others?

More often than not, we take it for granted that people will behave and talk like we want them to. It is human nature to expect a certain kind of response from any person. Failing to get such a response, we tend to, very conveniently, tell them hurtful things — things that when told to us would result in anger and rage.  Read more…

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You Are Chosen (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 365)

you-are-chosen

1 Peter 2:9 (NLT)
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Remember when you were a young child in school, you wanted to be accepted by your peer group so you may have been willing to do almost anything to be a part of the in-group. Or maybe you remember trying out for the football team as a teenager and you felt bad when the picks got down to the last two and you still weren’t chosen. Read more…

3 Warning Signs About the Company You Keep (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 233)

3 Warning Signs About the Company You Keep

“It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.”
— George Washington

I hate to be the one to say it, but sometimes you learn the best lessons from the worst encounters with people. One bad apple really does have a tendency to spoil the entire bunch and it has the potential to push you into a situation that can ruin your emotional and mental stability, your self-esteem, and even your life. Too many people go through a phase of building and rebuilding, analyzing and evaluating who they are just to get approval and feel valued by the people around them. That job is not only tiring, it’s a waste of time. You don’t have to spend your life in bad company. Read more…

What Is Your Role In the World? (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 76)

What Is Your Role In the World

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?”
— Mary Oliver

Everyone is made to fill a role in the world. No two people’s roles are exactly the same. They may be similar in scope and sequence, but they are different at the core. Your goal is to figure out what you really want to do in life and then fill that role with all the gusto and gumption you can. I say to figure it out. But, really, it’s not a mystery. Just open your heart and mind to the opportunities that come your way with your name on them.

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I Have Decided…

Most of life is about making decisions. Our decisions help us to define who we are, what we want, and what type of people we want around us. Decisions also help us to be in charge of our lives. What we decide to do is our very own choice. If we make bad decisions, we will get bad results. Likewise, if we make good decisions, we will get good results. We can be definite about our attitudes and behaviors towards life and towards other people by the decisions that we make. When we are resolute in our minds, we have cleared a path for us to guide ourselves to fulfill our purpose without doubt and fear.
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