Month: August 2013

Sharing is caring

I’m sure many of you have heard the phrase, “sharing is caring.”  My granddaughter introduced me to that phrase when she was about three.  Of course, she usually said it when taking something away from her younger brother.  It seemed appropriate to her at the time – chuckle.    As she has gotten older (all of…
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Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

I’ve been seeing a lot of Facebook status posts stating an opinion.  That’s all well and good as you are entitled to your opinion and the right to express it by the US Constitution’s First Amendment. However, when someone posts a very strong opinion on a controversial topic, I believe this invites discussion.  Often times,…
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Are you listening?

I have attended a couple of different seminars this week that have focused on listening skills.  Not doctor’s appointments to check my “hearing” but seminars that talk about “listening.”  They are different. One of the things mentioned was “response” as a listener.  The presentation was by Army Master Sgt. Jennifer Loredo, based on the work…
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Pick your battles and win the ones you pick.

I have recently watched a child scream to get their way, and the parent gave in.  The child “won” so to speak.  What did that parent just teach that child?  When I scream I get what I want. I have seen parents say no, or try to insist their child do something.  In either situation,…
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Things are out of control

How many of you stress and/or worry about things that are not in your control? When people ask me how I’m doing, if I really give an honest answer… I’m fine.  My life is going along pretty well. Now, if I start thinking about the people around me and some of the issues they are…
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