When an act of charity becomes business

If I do good, it will come back to me in unexpected ways. No. It won't. The streets are full of homeless bodies and souls that have done good, but it wasn't returned. Or are we suggesting that those that are in a bad state have done no good? This transactional view of life is [...]

The Arrogance of Forgiveness

My naivety has often led to prickly situations that didn't end well. Sometimes the prickiness of the situation resulted in the loss of what I assumed to be a heartwarming friendship. But the thing about conviction is that it makes it impossible to withdraw an unpopular sentiment in order to preserve the illusion of friendship, [...]

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 17

We're in the finishing straight now. Just a few more days to go. Going the entire day without complaining yesterday was not too difficult, although I know someone else that struggled. Eventually by lunchtime they simply forgot that the challenge was still on, but not before finding ways to redefine a complaint as a statement, [...]

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 14

Sending the uplifting texts to at least 5 people might have been difficult for some, and not so difficult for others. For those with an active social life, it's easy. Uplifting could be anything from a joke to a compliment to a moment of nostalgia that is shared. But, spare a thought for those not [...]

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 10

Yesterday turned out to be a catch-up day for me. First I realised that I slipped on the blog updates for the challenge, and then I had to catch up on making that epic salad (which actually came out quite epic, by the way!). Unfortunately, while focusing on catching up with that epic salad, I [...]

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 6

Having been on a business trip, I had to defer my de-cluttering exercise for this weekend. Did you manage to free up some space, or get rid of momentoes that have no place in your life any longer? Or did you find yourself struggling to let go of the sentiment associated with some things that [...]