Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: How to make your dreams come true


I tracked down the author of this bit of wisdom, Greg S. Reid.  I don't know who you are, sir, but you are very wise with this thought! 

What dreams do you have in your life?  How can you break those down into goals, plans and steps so that they become your reality?

Monday's Quote of the Week: On listening...


Y'all, I can practically promise that if you listen to their little things (which aren't little to them) they will come to you with their big things also because you will have proven to them that what matters to them matters to you!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Day: Don't Be a Hug Quitter!


I love the last part of this quote... you never know how long they need it.  But they know... so just be there, give them time to get what they need from your hug!  It always surprises me, I may expect a quick 'good night' hug but sometimes they linger, they just need a little more hugging... it often opens up an opportunity for them to talk to me about what's on their minds.  Don't be a quitter! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: Tone Matters


Ouch!  
Are our words spoken with love?
Are they kind?

I can't think of anything I could ever say to a child that could not be spoken with love and kindness.  And it's not just our words, but our tone.  Let's love with our voices too!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: On Time... it passes...


Yes!  Let me tell y'all, the time, it flies!  Here I sit with children 25 to 9 and I am so glad I took the time to enjoy them (and still do!)  The housework will still be there, take the time to enjoy your babies! 

The days are long but the years are short.

!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: On Listening...


I think good communication is more about Listening than Talking.  It is so important to learn to be an active listener.  People will tell you much more than they will tell you... ya know?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: What Can You Control?


Yes, yes.  This so so hard but such a valid point.  Control what you can control.  Change what you can change.  I have learned in life that you can't make people like you.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: Be A Blessing


I love this quote and I think it applies very well to our lives as Christians.  Too often we rush through life, we miss the chance to be a blessing, a friend, an encourager... it doesn't take much time to show we care.  And our words... ouch... may we strive to be a blessing in all areas to everyone God puts on our path this day!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: Long Term Parenting

I recently came across this quote.  I don't know who Melissa Davis is but she's right on point here!


Such truth.  I have always said I am raising adults.  

Friday, August 24, 2018

Whose Opinion Matters to You?

Or rather, whose opinion *should* matter to you?

 [Of course, the Lord's opinion of us is all that really matters... but speaking from a human perspective, I continue...]

 Respect.

 The opinion of those whom you respect are the only opinions that you should think twice about, in my opinion. (Ha, accidental play on words there!)

 I say this because I have talked with so many people who are upset because of someone else's opinion... and this "someone else" is most often someone they don't even respect. Why does that opinion matter to you? It shouldn't. Don't let it.

 If you have expertise in some area and someone with less or no expertise tells you that you are doing something wrong... why let that bother you?

 With the exception of Biblical moral standards, there is very little 'right' and 'wrong' in this world. There is 'more than one way to skin a cat'... it's okay for each of us to have our own personal 'right way' but it is Not okay for us to demand others do things our way... or cast judgement on someone for having their own 'right way'. (I'm talking about personal relationships here, not employer/employee ones. Of course, if you are the boss and you want things done your way, that is your right and privilege.)

 Years ago I was an experienced, successful breastfeeding mama and someone expressly shared strong opinions that I was doing it wrong. It made me so mad. I fumed for days. Then I realized how foolish I had been to allow this opinion to affect me so strongly. The opinion giver had never been a breastfeeding mom as he was a man! Ha! Why did I let that bother me so much? It, obviously, stuck with me and I eventually realized whose opinion should really matter to me... those people that I respect, people who have a measure of expertise in their area. The rest, just let go.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday's Quote of the Week: The Marvel of an Ordinary Life


So very true.... also true is this:  if we overstimulate them with the extraordinary, the ordinary holds no awe for them and they bore quickly of the extraordinary and become seekers of More...