Posts tagged ‘Children’

Best Advice for Graduates

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”

-U.S. Navy SEAL William H. McRaven to the graduating class of the University of Texas. 

“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.

By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making yourbed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.

If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.

And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made—that you made—and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.

  • HOW YOU DO ANYTHING IS HOW YOU DO EVERYTHING!
  • If you take care of the minutes, the hours and days will take care of themselves.
  • TCOY = Take Care of You!   Coach Lucy

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Pet Therapy…it begins early!

If you don’t smile while looking at these pictures, take your pulse.  Too doggone CUTE!
Pets are proven to provide MANY HEALTH benefits.  TCOY = Take Care of You      
 
 World’s Best Baby Sitters!
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aspartame – It’s NOT so sweet!

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From Natural News Blogs

What? That can’t be right, you are likely thinking.

It is.

The methanol in aspartame affects the dopamine system of the brain causing addiction. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is classified as a severe metabolic poison.

Aspartame is a dipeptide molecule produced by joining phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Aspartame itself does not occur naturally but is a manufactured substance. When aspartame is consumed, it is completely broken down by the enzymes in the digestive system into the two amino acids and a type of alcohol called methanol.

Methanol is a schedule II Narcotic.

What that means:

Schedule II substances have high abuse potential and severe psychological and/or physical dependence liability. Examples of schedule II substances include narcotics, amphetamines, and barbiturates. Prescriptions for schedule II substances can never be ordered with refills and must be filled within 7 days of the date originally written.

Yet you can buy diet soda and are encouraged to drink it because it has been marketed as a health product.

According to independent doctors and researchers, aspartame can cause a range of symptoms including but not limited to:

Headaches

Memory Loss

Vision Loss

Depression

Seizures

Coma

Cancer

Worse, it cam mimic symptoms of diseases like MS, Lupus, ADD, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

It can be dangerous to take with medications, has reactive properties when combined with MSG (mono sodium glutamate) which is found in tons of packaged foods, and will induce cravings for carbohydrates which often leads to weight gain.

So much for the myths of diet and or healthy!

 *Best Advice: Never touch a food with aspartame in it again.

*Alternate Advice: If you don’t feel ready to give up diet drinks or foods but are having any of these symptoms try a 60-day aspartame free test and see how much your health improves.

 

References:

http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_death_tax.htm

http://216.218.243.84/~aspartam/page_a13.html

http://medical.tpub.com/14295/css/14295_263.htm

http://andevidencelibrary.com/topic.cfm?cat=4089&auth=1

http://www.mpwhi.com/what_is_aspartame-2up.pdf

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043661805001404

A Guaranteed SMILE of the Heart

Did you know March 19th was World Down Syndrome Day?

Celebrate it today by sharing this blog post…a guaranteed smile of the heart.

I’m excited to share the absolute best version of Pharrell Williams song: HAPPY

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Special indeed are these beautiful people.  In my opinion, they TEACH us how to live with joy.

Go ahead…get up out of your chair and dance with them.  Learn to dance in the rain…life is good! Live. Love. Laughter.

TCOY = Take Care of You!

Cyber hugs,

Coach Lucy

7 Wonders of the World

The seven wonders of the world.
 
 

 

Educate vs. Entitlement

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One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent. He asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “no”.

” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

“My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

” Where did your mother work?”

“My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

“Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, when he asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

This young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and worked as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, they may be successful for a while, but eventually they would not feel a sense of achievement. They will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

Try to forward this story to as many as possible…this may change somebody’s fate.

Cell Phone Safety

 


Today, we keep so much personal information on our phones.  I read this post today and wanted to share it.  If you aren’t utilizing a screen lock on your phone, I’d highly recommend and encourage you to do so. 

TCOY!  Coach Lucy

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FYI – The story below is not mine…

A lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says ‘I received your text asking about our Pin number and I replied a little while ago.’
When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text ‘hubby’ in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral lesson:

a. Lock the keypad with a password if your phone allows it!

b. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.

c. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

d. Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere unusual, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet ‘family and friends’ who text you.

A “HAPPY” tune

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If you have not yet heard the song HAPPY by Pharrell Williams — stop what you’re doing and click on the 24 HOURS OF HAPPY website

WOW – this is AWESOME!!

Give it time to download — there will be a different person dancing to the song 24 hours straight.  I’m addicted!  Get up and dance.  You can smile along with us!  LOVE THIS SONG & THE POSITIVE ENERGY :)

Have a STELLAR DAY …be HAPPY!

Coach Lucy

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20 Ways to say “I Love You”

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Whether it be your customers, friends, family …in short, do unto others as we would want done to us. It’s truly the little thing that make a BIG difference.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Answer the phone
  2. Answer your email
  3. Be proactive
  4. Be empathetic
  5. Be transparent
  6. Do the dirty work for them
  7. Show up
  8. On time
  9. Remember their birthday
  10. Admit when you’re wrong
  11. Apologize
  12. Mean it
  13. Make it better
  14. Be available
  15. Don’t lie, ever
  16. Make them look good to their boss/spouse/family/friends
  17. Surprise them with extras from time to time
  18. Never make them look or feel dumb for asking
  19. Congratulate them for little things
  20. Give them your undivided attention when they need it

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The Giving Tree

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THE TREE OF LIFE

Mother Earth doesn’t shout like Mother Nature. This baobab tree in South Africa is over 1400 years old. It is a reminder if we adapt, bend and reach to the sky for our source of strength while growing our roots deep, we can become mighty and strong.
 
Our earth provides us with so many resources and yet sadly it is often abused or not thought of…until it is gone or we become wiser and more appreciative. 
 
In children’s story “The Giving Tree”, the stages of life of “the boy” are told and the tree, with unconditional love, give everything to make the boy “happy”.   Click for the Audio Story told by Shel Silverstein
 
 
 
…excerpt from the final pages…
 
“And after a long time the boy came back again.
“I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you-
My apples are gone.”
“My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy.
“My branches are gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot swing on them-”
“I am too old to swing on branches,” said the boy.
“My trunk is gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot climb-”
“I am too tired to climb,” said the boy.
“I am sorry,” sighed the tree.
“I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”
“I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
“Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
“well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.”
Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
 
 

TCOY CHALLENGE – Reach out to someone from your past who you have not spoke to in a long time. 

Excuses be gone!  This is as much of a health benefit for you (and others) as a physical workout.  Take the time to nurture your social and emotional well-being.  Rekindling relationships and remembering what shaped your life is time well spent.

TCOY = Take Care of You

Well-being:  Mind, Heart and Body

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