Whenever my son doesn't get his way, he declares that my husband and I are being mean to him. Of course he does. In his world "mean" is the best word he has to describe the situation. It is horribly mean of us to ask him to follow the household rules, or for us to squash his fun by taking him on errands, or for us to encourage him to finish his morning tasks so we can get to school on time.…Continue
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It has been forever since I have done a flash giveaway. Why a flash giveaway? Because I am overcome with so much gratitude, I need to share the love. Why? Well, this morning I lost my temper with my little Grinch (it is Spirit Week at my kiddos’ school and today is Grinch day in his classroom) because in all his excitement he managed to get green face paint all over his coat, shirt, my bathroom towels, etc. (Yes babe, if you are readying this it was a horrible idea,…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on December 17, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments
In a former job, I used to have a mean boss. The kind of boss who would tear you down in public, make you feel worthless and mock you if you went to your car during lunch to have a little cry. My coworkers and I became adept at figuring out her triggers and avoiding them wherever possible. Some days we spent more time at work analyzing how she would react to something than doing our jobs. That was the least productive I've ever…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 4, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments
According to our school calendar, we are solidly over the half-way mark for summer and this week, I started to feel the effects of trying to work from home while my kids are all basically home (with the exception of a few camps). I was mindful not to place too many expectations and items on my work To…Continue
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"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."
- Maya Angelou…Continue
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Click on the link below to see how I spent my b-day!
What I absolutely adore most about this experience is how many people said they were going to pay it forward. And the fact that when I logged onto Facebook that night a friend had said that someone paid for her coffee and she…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on January 21, 2015 at 10:33pm — No Comments
CREATE LITTLE NOTES – Create cheerful little notes and hand them out throughout the month.…Continue
This “Mommy Wars” thing is a real. This term was first coined to describe the “us versus them” attitude of Stay at Home Moms and Career Moms; but really, it has become so much more. I feel like nowadays, everyone has an opinion about how you’re raising your child, and how you can do it better. And now that we’re all online, posting on Mom…Continue
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I've been part of an interviewing panel at my company. We've searched through a score of resumes and talked to a lot of people. My favorite part of the interviews come when the candidates ask us about our team and we can talk about how we are like a family. (It gives me the warm fuzzies every time.) At some point, the candidates…Continue
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Kindness is a state or quality of being kind. By being kind to yourself you emit more supporting, helpful and kind energies to the universe and in revert get the same that support you and help you to get control over your life. When you are kind enough to self, your self-sabotaging behavior which unconsciously you might have, gets converted into a supportive behavior and helps you to improve…Continue
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Wonderful Wednesday - witnessing someone you love do an unexpected kindness for another is a wonderful thing.
Each Wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of September I am going to celebrate unexpected kindnesses I have been blessed to receive. I invite you to both celebrate unexpected kindnesses and to provide unexpected kindnesses to others. This Wonderful Wednesday I am going to share with you an unexpected act of kindness I witnessed my husband…
Added by Janeane Davis on September 26, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments
Wonderful Wednesday - maybe the wonderful thing that made me marry my husband was his unexpected kindness, not his sexy.
Each Wednesday throughout the month of September, I am celebrating an unexpected kindness someone showed me in the past that impacted me and helped me to strive to be a better person. Today I am celebrating a kindness my now husband, the boyfriend, showed me years ago.…
Added by Janeane Davis on September 12, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments
Wonderful Wednesday - an unexpected kindness from a friend is a wonderful thing!
Each Wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of September I am going to celebrate unexpected kindnesses I have been blessed to receive. I invite you to both celebrate unexpected kindnesses and to provide unexpected kindnesses to others.…
Added by Janeane Davis on September 5, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
I want to share this story because it is true and I think it is a beautiful story on many levels. It also helps to explain another reason why your small gifts or moments of kindness can be so meaningful.
I was still undergoing chemo, but with my family’s blessing, I…
Added by Audreyvp on August 31, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments
It has been over ten years since I retired from full-time practice and spent three months volunteering and traveling in Southeast Asia. One of the best parts of my trip was spending time in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. It was their monarch who defined the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) to measure quality of life. And Bhutan is the only country in the world that puts happiness and general well-being at the heart…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 21, 2012 at 6:04pm — No Comments
I’m 10, have 5 siblings, an absent mother that yanked us out of our predictable home and away from my father whom I adored. However, she did not. At 28, with 6 kids, all she could understand was how she was robbed of her youth. She did not want to go to church, hang out with the other mothers, sew clothes, cook dinner, shop or clean. She wanted to march in protest lines, stand up for civil rights, hang out in the “hippy” section of Detroit and blare the Rolling Stones.…
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