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The Relationship Is in the Eye of the Beholder

There is a Zen parable in which a powerful samurai warrior came to the Master in search of the secret of life. Read More

Very interesting article -

Very interesting article - partly, of course, because I agree with the premise. Too few people fully appreciate the amount of control they have on their own attitudes and perspectives - and how much more joy there is in "driving one;s own bus".

A personal example: Just celebrated my 64th birthday last night. I could be upset that the presents that I got (no cards) were so basic (golf balls and big container of caramel candy). But I chose to instead take joy in that fact that ALL my kids and grand-kids were with me here for a week at a rental vacation home at the shore (that just happened to coincide with my b-day). All these birthday wishes IN PERSON from my loved ones. Just their smiling presence is the most wonderful present.

Life is either an ordeal or an adventure, depending on one's attitude. (not my original quote, but surely a good one).

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Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, supervisor, trainer and writer, specializing in work with troubled youth and their families.

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