Acceptance is a key to a happy life. We must accept people like they are. And we must accept life circumstances as they are, or we will never find serenity. I am not talking about moral cowardice or apathy. But buckets of sweat and fret are often shed, about issues that we either can not… More Tolerant acceptance vs. finger pointing
I wrote this article about my father this past year in July. I wrote it to my facebook friends as a tribute to my father JOHN W. Carter Senior. I recently realized that I had not put this article here on Guts Is The Key for my readers. So I’m going to fix that. Here… More Tribute to my father John W. Carter Sr.
I am occasionally asked, “What happened to the G.U.T.S. Acrostics? Of course this is a series of word games based on the letters GUTS. Regarding the subject of not writing them lately, all I can say is: My bad. It has been June of last year since I published G.U.T.S.#40 – Get Used To Stages.… More G.U.T.S. #41- Glorify, Uplift and Trust the Saviour
Some words have very little meaning, and yet they are used way too much. Other words have giant importance and yet they are seldom used. Conscience is one such word that is used infrequently, and yet its power and dynamic relevance is always significant. A deep, trustworthy internal guidance system is an important gift, we… More Conscience and the chain of healthy, reinforcing behaviors
For over 5 years now, I have participated in a 12 step program. The manner of thinking described in these steps has transformed my life. One of the chief ideas behind this Code of Conduct is that a motive of selfishness is an unhealthy style of living. Twelve step teachings help adherents to see, recognize,… More 12 steps and God’s will.
Thank God its Wednesday? Now that’s just weird you say. And in a way, I have to agree with you. In the middle of a fight, it is hard to be thankful. In fact, you don’t have time to do anything except fight. And having been in the martial arts ring for years earlier in my life; I know… More Thank God its Wednesday!
Dear reader, it seems that I continually run into those that think that you must accept either a prognosis that you are utterly unimportant, or that you are not positive thinking if you are not consumed with your own lofty sense of importance. As with so many contrasting issues, balance between these two extremes is… More Importance versus Unimportance