Tag: PamHorton.Life

Would you change your past?

Things we wish we knew when we were younger… Have you ever pondered that statement?  Are there things you wish you had done differently?  Would you go back and change some things, if you could? As I thought about it a few things came to my mind.  Perhaps… Ignore negative peer pressure Listen more /…
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What is your level of commitment?

There are many definitions for the word “commitment”.  I like this one best – a pledge or promise; obligation. With any decision, that is lasting, there is a level of commitment that is made. Let’s consider for a moment… Graduation from school Marriage Children Careers Volunteering Financial freedom The list is truly endless.  Anything that…
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How move toward abundance.

Making Good Decisions: Separating Your Future From Your Past “And the best way to predict your future, is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln Are you happy, satisfied, fulfilled with where you are in life right now? Do you feel like you are living life abundantly, or are you living in a state of scarcity?…
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Take the lesson

We’ve all heard about “life lessons” and how we could/should react to them.  Usually, when we refer to having learned a lesson, it is in regards to something unpleasant.  We seldom have a great success or a pleasant event and say, “Well, I learned a lesson in that experience.”  Right?  (Although, maybe we should.) When…
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Eye contact and smiles

Recently,  I watched a baby, maybe 6 months old; pat his dad’s arm, in hopes of getting his attention.  Dad was paying attention to the person speaking, but he took a moment and looked at his son.  Oh my goodness, that little boy’s entire face lit up with a smile!  The look on his face…
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Tips to Reduce Back to School Stress

When the kids go to school it can be stressful, for the entire family. Especially, if it’s a “first.” It doesn’t matter if it’s Daycare Kindergarten Highschool College Firsts can be difficult. We are on the sidelines of our granddaughter going to high school in a new school district this year. I was stressed out,…
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Watch a Sunset

Our 14-year-old granddaughter is visiting, and we watched a sunset from our hot tub in the backyard. It reminded me of this story from a past visit when she was seven and we lived in a different house… I went outside one evening to water my vegetable plants and saw that the sky was becoming…
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How are you doing?

Several years ago Tom Rath and Jim Harter, of the Gallup organization, published a book titled Well-Being: The Five Essential Elements. Their premise is that our well-being – our satisfactory condition of existence or the state of our health, happiness, and prosperity – is related to how we are doing and how we feel about…
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What do you value most?

While I love to write, speak, coach, and encourage others to be at peace with themselves and always have hope for the future, there are a couple of things that are more important, to me. For me, it’s family first.  I am not the major bread winner in our household, so I am blessed to…
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Prioritizing and trade-offs

Whether you call it, Planning  Prioritizing  Trade-offs  Time blocking Choosing any number of other possibilities, the simple truth is… When you choose something, you give up the opportunity for something else. Some simple examples:Choose the red dress, you can’t wear the cute tank and capris outfitChoose a car, no motorcycle for youBuy a house. Hmm,…
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