I want a formula! : Day 18 of 31

Forget right-brain, touchy-feely story stuff, you say. Just give me a formula I can follow to connect the dots between my life, my world, and God.


Perspective + insight + truth = encouragement

If you know the truth and you get a wide perspective on it, and you think and add deep insight into what you’re seeing, you WILL be encouraged. Every time.

Of course the perspective and insight parts are full of touchy-feely, imprecise story stuff. Sorry.

To keep it simple you could just stick with the facts of truth. But facts by themselves are like the ingredients of a cake all laid out on the counter. Not very tasty. Not meant to be consumed alone. Meant to be connected.

Here’s the un-formula way to say it:

Dots get lonely. Introduce them to friends.


This is Day 18 of 31 Days of Connecting the Dots: make more sense of your life, your world, your hopes and dreams. Subscribe on the right or below and each day will be delivered every morning to your inbox.

About the Author


Gary Morland helps you feel better about your most challenging family relationships, and helps you actually improve those relationships - all by adopting simple attitudes, perspectives, expectations, and actions (the same ones that changed him and his family).


  1. Karen

    “Dots get lonely” I love it and will continue to share your thoughts!

  2. SeaStarArts

    my dots are often lonely but I love this “formula” thank you so much! xo-jeni

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