Wednesday, December 3, 2008
christmas is my favorite time of year
it's worth celebrating
light the lights
get the christmas spirit
make it last all year
spend a little
give a lot
a few Christmas thoughts...
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
the free encyclopedia
body image is a term which may refer to the perceptions of a human's own physical appearance,
or the internal sense of having a body which is interpreted by the brain
essentially a person's body image is how they perceive their exterior to look,
and in many cases this can be dramatically different from how they actually appear to others
it's more about what's in your head than what's in the mirror
Sunday, October 26, 2008
a title of a money.cnn article
can we be terrified and optimistic at the same time?
terrified of what's happening, what has yet to happen
optimistic things will be better down the road
is it possible to be hopeful when things around us look bleak?
i think it's possible but often challenging
difficult times can be clarifying
we see what is really important vs. what we thought was important
what are you feeling when you hear the news these days?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
why is something so powerful so hard to do?
admitting we're wrong can feel like losing
some people lose their relationships trying to win
sincere heart-felt apologies resolve more than well executed defenses
"i'm sorry" ... how hard is it to say?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
i visited here recently, had to come back the next day
wished i could have spent more time
thoreau's walden pond has been preserved - he'd be happy
i'm glad I have it to remember
what are the places you want to remember?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
discouraging words are
spoken without meaning
feel like a formality
apathetic, uncaring words - what were you thinking?
selfish words - i'd never do that
put downs - that's just stupid
ill – chosen - that's good for a laugh
Show our knowledge - try to correct; give advice - you should have...
discouraging words – take away courage
encouraging words– put courage back
encouraging words help someone keep going despite obstacles
look, see, understand - sometimes no words needed
be an “observer of others” - view from other's perspective
listen to understand before speaking
encouraging words are not what we say but why we say it
not so about us saying or doing the right thing
may be a lot about trying to understand
may be more about offering support
encouraging words communicate understanding, care, support
rekindle hope - i'm not doomed to failure, defeat, ...
spark warmth - someone does get it
renew confidence - i can try again
trigger healthy evaluation - i wonder what I can learn from this?
increase motivation - i want to find a new way
how have you used your words today? i don't know about you but it seems there is always room for improvement here....