Today’s Gem of Insight #101

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that jealousy does not become us. Jealousy is a sign of insecurity and a lack of faith, and, if not dealt with promptly and properly, it can produce long-lasting, debilitating, and crippling effects.

It is pretty safe to say that we have all had moments when we have allowed jealousy to have an effect on us, whether for long periods of time or short ones. And it’s also probably safe to say that we did not enjoy the experience of being jealous in the least bit.

The good thing about realizing what jealousy is, what it can do to us and our lives, as well as how it makes us feel, though, is that we are in the position to make a knowledgeable decision whether or not to give into the coaxing of jealousy in the future, because we already know what it’s like to head down that path.

Knowing the truth about jealousy will not necessarily make it any easier to say “no” to jealousy, but it just may help us to do our best job of avoiding situations and circumstances that might yield to jealousy an open door into our lives. It all comes down to us and what we choose to do, and if we make well-informed and appropriate decisions, jealousy will have no choice but to look at us from afar and keep moving on down the road. #lovebythedrop

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Today’s Gem of Insight #95

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that chivalry is not dead, it simply has been widely abandoned. I have heard numerous women laugh and shake their heads as if to demonstrate their utter disbelief when anyone has mentioned chivalry. They laugh because chivalry has become so far removed from our society that many of them have never experienced it. Yes, that’s right. Never. For some reason many individuals have laid it down as though it were some outdated pair of shoes and replaced it with nonchalance and indifference.

However, there is a remnant of mature men who have committed themselves to keeping chivalry alive. They may be few and far between, but the important thing is that they exist. And unfortunately because so many individuals have discarded chivalry, those men who do exhibit chivalry are often overlooked and under appreciated. So, I encourage each and every one of us ladies to honor and appreciate the men in our lives who embrace and exhibit a chivalrous lifestyle. May we never forget to give honor when honor is due. #lovebythedrop