Thursday, June 28, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Sometimes I need to think about life differently. So that's why I checked out this book by Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. Carlson suggests ways to make small adjustments in our lives that will make huge differences in how we experience life. For example, he writes about: being aware of unhelpful thought patterns, resting, listening without interrupting, being fully present, laughing, saying no, and reading (Yay! He challenges us to read just ten pages a day. At this rate, we'll read 3,650 pages a year! Think of how many books we could read!). Overall, this book is encouraging and everything in this book is very practical and inspiring at the same time. There are 39 suggestions, and I read one a day.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
- Kids like boundaries and structure. All families need some spontaneous fun though.
- The home should be a refuge from the world, a place where family members can let down their defenses and find some rest and peace.
- Kids want attention and if all they can get is negative attention, that's what they'll settle for.
- Although Rabbi Shmuley was usually called in because of trouble with the kids, the deeper problem was usually with the quality of the parents' marriage.
- Kids require lots of time, love, attention, and leadership! If they don't find it at home, they'll look for it outside of the home.
I'm interested in watching the show now to see what these families look like. I'll file all this information away for my future with or without kids.