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Billingsley’s Bullets: Keeping hate alive is stupid

I believe that unique holiday presents are often better than any material gift you give or receive. Giving up hate you have for someone would be a great gift to the one you hate and for yourself, too. • When you hate someone, he/she knows it and it bothers and upsets him/her. He/she may say, […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Intentions can change your life

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “The secret to changing your life is your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention.” Intention is not wishful thinking; it has purpose and goals in mind. • Before you make important decisions, it pays to carefully examine your intentions. Big […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little blessings create big joy

My granddaughter, Rebecca, called me recently and said, “Papa, I’m in trouble.” It sounded like she had been crying or was about to cry. Like many grandparents, my first reaction was, “Oh my God, what’s going on?” I felt immediately relieved when she told me she had locked her keys in her car. She had […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Should I see a marriage counselor?

Recently our neighbors, Wendy and Paul Chafer, were invited to join us for some conversation and treats. We landed on a discussion about what we would do if our spouses died. Wendy asked Monika how she would handle me being gone. Monika replied, “I would replace him with a miniature French poodle.” Paul and Wendy […]

No Comment / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being ‘always right’ is wrong

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “Relinquish your need to be right. This is the single greatest cause of difficulties and deterioration in relationships — the need to make the other person wrong, or to make yourself right. To win the argument.” • When you are obsessed with always being right, […]

No Comment / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Ageless joy is certainly possible

In my previous column, I mentioned that I have been giving presentations titled, “How to Create Ageless Joy.” This is the second column offering ageless joy suggestions. • Joseph Campbell said, “Why do some people float in the waters that drown others?” My answer to Joseph Campbell would be, “Your attitude determines if you sink […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Why not experience ageless joy?

I have been speaking to local organizations and Senior Centers about “How to Create Ageless Joy.” The next two or three Billingsley Bullets will offer ageless joy suggestions. • Ageless joy starts early in the morning. When you wake up, set aside some quiet time for meditation or prayer before your first cup of coffee. […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »