How do you deal with difficult people?

On May 8, 2012, in People, by Michal

≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.  If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.  If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and [...]


Being there for someone

On March 29, 2012, in People, by Michal

The difficult things people go through are like rivers- there is a lot going on underneath the surface that we cannot see. We can shout from the sidelines “Hey, just swim over here…” but don’t you think someone would have already tried that? No one swims in misery because they like to. Instead, the only [...]


Dealing with your ‘not-so-great’ sides

On July 17, 2011, in People, by Michal

No one is perfect! We all have ‘blind spots’: parts of our character & personality that are ‘ugly’ and need some serious work. The bummer thing is that we cannot see these parts of us very well, otherwise we would have probably done something about it already. The only way to find out is by [...]


♥ The Dating Prayer ♥

On April 8, 2011, in People, by Michal

There is a lot to say about dating and what this means for Missionistas, but more about that in other posts. What I’d like to share here is that ‘Singleness’ is not a disease that needs to be cured, nor is it an in-between life phase that needs to be overcome as soon as possible. [...]


Are all your friends the same?

On November 4, 2010, in People, by Michal

A few months ago I was going to visit a Mosque for the very first time in my life. I had to do a cross-cultural project for school in which we would visit people that were different from what we were used to. And so we decided to go to the Friday Prayer at a [...]


How do you make new friends?

On October 27, 2010, in People, by Michal

Growing up, our family did a lot of camping. I remember vividly that every time we were setting up on a new camp site, my parents would point out the other kids playing near us and say: ‘There is a kid your age, you should go make new friends!’. Quite frankly, I didn’t always really [...]