Betty Franklin

August 9, 2018

Tough Times and Spiritual Practices

Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you are intended to be. – Samuel Johnson In this life you will have trouble! Accepting the fact […]
July 26, 2018
Words Written In Multicolored Plastic Kids Letters

The Power of Your Tongue

Words can be medicines; they can also be poisons. Words can heal; they can also kill. It all depends on how, when and where they are used and against whom! Let us not abuse our words. It’s a misuse of the tongue! ― Israelmore Ayivor The words we speak have […]
July 12, 2018

Reasons to Live Out Your Life in Gratitude and Thankfulness

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar Being thankful for what you have and what you experience creates positive energy. It builds you up and promotes […]
June 28, 2018

The Speed of Trust – The One Thing That Changes Everything

Whether you’re on a sports team, in an office or a member of a family, if you can’t trust one another there’s going to be trouble. – Joe Paterno, Head Football Coach Children are very trusting. Some would say they are gullible or naïve. As we grow up we learn […]
June 14, 2018

John C. Maxwell’s List of Five Things to Add Value to Your Life and to Others

Most people don’t lead their life, they accept their life. People who lead their life intentionally add value to others. John C. Maxwell One of our human needs is to feel we are significant and of value … to feel worthwhile … but how does one fill that need? Rehearsing […]
May 31, 2018

How to Become Your Own BFF – Best Friend Forever

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise L. Hay You wake up every morning with yourself and sleep with yourself every night. You spend twenty-four hours a day with the same person … and that’s you […]
May 17, 2018

What Distinguishes the Property Line Between You and Others?

Today I will work at developing a clear sense of what belongs to me, and what doesn’t. If it’s not mine, I won’t keep it. I will deal with myself, my issues, and my responsibilities. I will take my hands off what is not mine. – Melody Beattie Do you know […]
May 3, 2018

Five Steps To Letting Go When You Want to Hold On

These mountains you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. – Najwa Zabian Often, we throw ourselves out of balance and cause ourselves great anxiety by holding onto something or someone that needs to go, or is already gone – a job, a thing, an idea, a person, a way […]
April 19, 2018

The Zen of Team – How Successful Teams are Built

The strength of the Team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the Team. –Phil Jackson   It’s hard to accomplish something big alone. If one intends to accomplish anything significant, the first step is to create a Team. Yet many still feel they must do things alone, […]
April 5, 2018

A Changing Balance – Five Ways to Move Yourself Towards Living in Balance

Some of us buy into the illusion that we can work hard to get our lives organized and “balanced,” and it will stay that way forever … perhaps even thinking we will live “happily ever after.” But sameness is not balance. One of the givens of life, and of being […]