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Billingsley’s Bullets: Coworkers should be compassionate

Recently I wore a very bright-orange “Christmas gift” shirt to work … That was a mistake! I expected my coworkers to be kind, considerate and supportive of my very bright shirt … I was wrong! • The following coworkers’ comments were not solicited, but gladly offered: — “It’s nice to see the county jail inmates […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: The greatest mystery of our time?

John Chapman forwarded a T-shirt statement that read, “Humpty Dumpty was pushed!” I asked seven people if they thought Humpty was pushed. Two people said “yes.” Four said “no” and one person thought he was just clumsy. • Perhaps the greatest question of our time is “Was Humpty Dumpty pushed? Did he jump of his […]

Comments Off / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Know when to shut up

In a relationship, the timing of what you say may be at least as important as what you say. For example, right after your spouse drops and breaks her/his favorite coffee cup is not a good time to say, “You need to be more careful in the morning,” or “You have too many cups anyway. […]

1 Comment / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little acts have big results

Happy relationships are loaded with lots of little acts of kindness and love. The little things add up to big appreciation and tenderness. Without little acts of love and affection, a relationship dies a slow, deliberate, non-emotional death. • These important little acts start when you wake up. What is your attitude about facing a […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Be like Grandma

The Buddhists recommend that we have a “grandmother mind.” They describe this mind as patient, loving and filled with passion. I like this recommendation. • The grandmother I knew was very protective, always encouraging and quick to forgive my mistakes. When everyone else was quick to condemn or criticize, my grandmother would teach me life […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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, […]

1 Comment / December 23, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »