Tag: positive attitude

Check Your Face

I’m sure you have heard the terms “non-verbal communication” and “poker-face.” Let me just confess, right now, I could never play poker. When a thought runs through my head, my mouth may know better than to speak it, but my face just says it all! That may be one reason I work well with special…
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Patience Is Still A Virtue

I have jokingly said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says… “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.” Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable…
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Vacations are bitter sweet

Everyone loves vacation. Right? When vacation is over, you get different emotions. I suppose depending on where you have been, who you have been with, and how the time has been. If you’ve had a miserable vacation, you likely can’t wait to get home. If you’ve had a wonderful vacation, you won’t want it to…
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Race Relations

I recently saw a documentary about race relations. It was predominantly about the relationship between police officers and African-American men. Both groups acknowledged the problem and offered reasons that they exist, but few solutions were offered on how to change things for the better. I suppose there are decades of past problems that continue to…
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Control your thoughts

I happened upon a video this morning about how your thoughts control your feelings. I thought it made such a good point that I was going to be lazy and just post the video link in this week’s blog and get on with my day. BUT after the very good point came a very strong…
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Music and emotion

People enjoy all different kinds of music. Many of us change our preferred music as we go through the changes of life. Personally, I was into Rock & Roll, then Disco, then Pop, then Country, and now Contemporary Christian music. I never had any interest in Grunge, Punk, Rap, or Heavy Metal. I know there…
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When you open up

While volunteering at church, recently, I was almost brought to tears by a young man who shared just a brief snippet of his story. He hadn’t been to church in about 19 years and was compelled to attend that day. He was so excited about what he had heard that he was suddenly “all in.”…
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It’s all in the perspective

What do you see when you look at this picture. A student handed this to me and asked me to cut it out for him. Shortly after, another student asked if he could have a mustache, too. I was surprised at the question. I had actually thought this was angel’s wings. Interesting. When I asked…
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It’s great to be awake!

In this chaotic world, it sometimes takes the words of a child to get your perspective back on track. “It’s great to be awake!” On a recent trip to visit family, our youngest granddaughter stayed overnight in the hotel with us. She had told me she loved to wake up in the morning and see…
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Everybody’s Busy

Oh, my goodness! It’s after noon on Friday and I haven’t posted my weekly blog yet! To be honest, I haven’t even written it yet. My week has been straight out busy and it slipped my mind. Can you imagine? Of course you can, everybody can relate to being busy. Am I in a panic?…
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