Tag Archives: Children

11 Seemingly Random Thoughts

Here are 11 seemingly random thoughts on a Sunday night. * That unbearable feeling we get when waiting for something good to happen could be Nature’s way of telling us to savor the moment. What you say is not as … Continue reading

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Which Problem?

“Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” — Mother Teresa Everyday, we read about tragedies and wish we could help. Many of these are problems – poverty, homelessness, violence, … Continue reading

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Some Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson As you do your last minute shopping and wrapping, remember that one of the most valuable gifts you can give … … is the gift of your time. … Continue reading

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Empty Plates

“Life is mainly froth and bubble Two things stand like stone — Kindness in another’s trouble. Courage in your own” — Adam Lindsay Gordon The caterer didn’t show up, so my plate was empty. Yet, an empty plate was an appropriate … Continue reading

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The Sun Never Goes Away

“Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.” — Henry Wadsworth … Continue reading

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Redrawing The Boundaries Of Our Comfort Zone

“Crossing over the boundaries we’ve been taught to live within is a tough business.  But I’m getting the idea they’re not so formidable.” — Jeb Dickerson The line judge in a volleyball game stands at the corner, passing judgement. Whenever … Continue reading

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Showing Up Today

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” — Stacia Tauscher It’s easy for parents to drop their kids off at practice, then run some errands or get some other important … Continue reading

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Building Parent Child Relationships

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.”  –John Crudele The relationship between two people can vary from moment to moment. Last night I sat in listened in on my son’s piano lesson. Then we went together to martial arts. At each event, I played … Continue reading

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A Checkmark Is Not A Commitment

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” — P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest Every year about this time, parent-teacher organizations around the world send out volunteer request forms. Those are the forms listing all the opportunities to … Continue reading

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Back To School

“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.” — Faith Baldwin Restart. Do Over. Reset. Try Again. Fresh Start. Redo. Take Two. Start Over. Every school year is a chance to do all of those things. It’s a chance to make … Continue reading

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