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Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions

Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions
Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions: Hundreds of Decisions
Every day all of us make hundreds of decisions. Decisions can be hard, easy, or they can be made with little conscience effort, but we all make choices. And…all of us make good and bad decisions.
Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions: Unconscious Decisions
An unconscious decision might be brushing your teeth in the morning. Habits are formed by making repetitive choices over time. Other habits might be biting your fingernails or stopping to tie your shoe. Many of these habits are formed in childhood.
Commitment – Hallmark to Great […]

Kids Education – Training Children to Work

Kids Education – Training Children to Work
Kids Education – Training Children to Work: Simpler Times
My wife and I reminisced about life when we were kids. Times were simpler. Things weren’t perfect, but life was less hectic.
Of an evening, my friends and I sat on the curb in front of our local candy store and mixed peanuts with cola and drank the concoction. Nothing tasted better than peanuts and cola. Well…maybe cream puffs were better, (ours were real cream), and hot pecan pie with ice cream was better, but as an affordable treat for kids…nothing beat peanuts and cola.
Kids Education – […]

Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones

Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones
Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones: Technology is Wonderful
Many of the new technologies available to families are amazing, but there are many potential problems associated with these advancements. Things like cell-phones, computers, internet games, vehicles, and televisions are wonderful devices. But…they can present devastating problems for parents if they are not willing to monitor the devices.
Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones: Bending the Rules
Children today are like children of all ages; they will push their parents as far as they can. I was not a model child. I bent the rules as far […]

Love Matters – Memories are the Best Anniversary Gifts

Love Matters – Memories are the Best Anniversary Gifts
Love Matters – Memories are the Best Anniversary Gifts: Blessed
I am a blessed man. I have had the good fortune to have lived in a family whose parents were married over fifty-five years. Mom and Dad were committed to each other. They enjoyed each other’s company. Their commitment had a great effect on my life. I have also been blessed to have the pleasure of being married to the same wonderful woman for thirty-five years.
A life shared is a wonderful blessing. It’s nice to have someone on […]

A Tribute to Mothers Everywhere

A Tribute to Mothers Everywhere
A Tribute to Mothers Everywhere: Remarkable Women
Although my mother has passed into heaven, I would like to share an open letter I put on EzineArticles in 2010.
My mother was a remarkable lady. She raised twelve children and taught them responsibility, honor, and compassion. She was loved and respected by her children and husband. She was a true example of a loving wife and mother. I hope mothers everywhere know their example has a lifetime effect on family members. They are truly a gift from God.
A Tribute to Mothers Everywhere: An […]

Childs Play – Teaching with Games

Childs Play – Teaching with Games
Childs Play – Teaching with Games: Child Games and Training
My grandchildren are incredibly intelligent.(Of course I’m not prejudiced.) My two year old grandson, like many sharp youngsters, soaks up information. His favorite question is, “What’s that, Grampa?”
I have the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time with my grandchildren. We play many wonderful child games. (I don’t worry about looking foolish; I’m a grandparent, you know.) But with the fellowship we share there is an obligation, which is the obligation to train them. That brings us to the one-two game.
Childs Play – Teaching with […]

Child Training That Works – Early Instruction is Most Important

Child Training That Works – Early Instruction is Most Important
Child Training That Works – Early Instruction is Most Important: A Short Story
I often hear people talk of the need for good education, but most don’t expound on the best child training that works.
I remember when I was five years old my mother asked me if I wanted to help make a garden. I was delighted that my mother wanted my help. I quickly answered yes.
We went to the back yard. My mother told me to stand in one spot and hold the end our water hose. […]

Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy

Being Big in a little World: Being Healthy
Being Big and Being Healthy can be accomplished with common sense. Unique challenges presented to large people can be successfully overcome in a little world.
Being Big in a Little World: You’re in Good Company
Are you a big person? Join the club. You’re in good company, and this article may be for you.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s no shame to be big. I’m going to let you in on another little secret. No matter who you are and where you’re at, you are […]

Being Big in a Little World – Dress for Success

Being Big in a Little World – Dress for Success
Being Big in a Little World – Dress for Success: A Challange
Being big can be a challenge.  But…dressing properly for a big frame is essential for a big person to be successful in a little world.
Being Big in a Little World – Dress for Success: You’re in Good Company
Are you a big person. Join the club. You’re in good company, and this article may be for you.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  It’s no shame being big. I’m going to let you in on another little secret.   […]

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude

Being Big in a Little World – Great Attitude
Being Big in a Little World means maintaining a great attitude and sense of humor even in the face of rude people.
Being Big: You’re in Good Company
Are you a big person? I’m not talking to the person who wants to lose five or ten pounds of vanity fat to squeeze into some tight fitting swimsuit. I’m talking to the person who goes for a checkup and spies the doctor writing “Morbidly Obese,” (I hate those words), on his chart. Now that’s a big person. Join the club. You’re in good company.
Being Big: […]