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@Petrea HansenAdamidis I can't claim the idea for my own, but I tell you it's a wonderful thing to do. I've taken the idea into Facebook now - I took some photos, put some words on them and sent them to friends in other countries. One friend said "You made my day!!Probably my month :D It's been a rough ride the last couple of months and this makes me feel so great :D" I had no idea she was having a rough time and it was just the right thing to say at the right time. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Petrea xx
1 year, 2 months ago on Gratitude cards—a guest post from Vanessa King
I have a gratitude journal app on my phone, it's brilliant because I can just write down what I'm grateful for at the moment I think of it. Even so, it's hard to do it every day, but perhaps it's okay to give yourself permission to do it when you're ready to. I used to think that being specifically grateful was completely pointless, because although I knew I had plenty to be grateful for it didn't take away all the stress I have. Now I try to be purposefully grateful I realise that it doesn't make the stressful stuff go away, but it does make it easier to bear. Love and Light xx
1 year, 3 months ago on Gratitude as a habit—Guest post from Leanne Chapman
@MagnoliasWest Thanks Sue, I'd love to :-)
1 year, 3 months ago on Do you have a gratitude practice? I want to hear about it!
I'm going to start being more actively grateful, if that makes any sense. There's plenty in my life to be grateful for, but I often let the difficulties overwhelm me and I forget. This month I have made some cards for people I'm thankful for and I'm giving them out over the course of the month. It's lovely to see their faces when they read why I'm grateful for them.
Thanks for this, Sue. I think this is a message I need to re-read many times. 'When my thinking is loving and trusting and positive—grounded in gratitude—I have a much better experience of Whatever.Is.Happening. When my thinking is fear-based, victim-based, entitlement-based, deprivation-based, I have a crappy experience of Whatever.Is.Happening.' Got to remember this lesson!
1 year, 3 months ago on Gratitude Is Also a Verb
And don't play on the computer while your kid watches telly ;-) Lovely list, Bruce, makes me want to make sure I do all of those things.
1 year, 10 months ago on 12 Most Loving Ways to Spark Creativity in your Child
Brilliant post, Lisa, my students will love it when I tell them to take photos of the whiteboard! Do you know of any equivalents for the UK or other countries? I love the Google SMS but it's only for US providers.
1 year, 11 months ago on 12 Most Useful Ways Kids Can Learn With Cell Phones
I love Toastmasters, I can say without exaggeration that it's changed my life. I met a very special person there whose encouragement and support I can't live without. I've found a new self-confidence and I love being able to help others reach their goals. I'm a toasties evangelist *lol* May I suggest, Doug, that instead of using the word criticism, which has a negative connotation for many, you use 'points for improvement'? Seems gentler to me. I look forward to meeting you at toastmasters one day, I have an ambition to visit clubs in lots of different countries.
1 year, 11 months ago on Most “12 Most Speak-tacular Reasons to Join Toastmasters”
This is quite possibly the most beautiful thing about being a teacher I've ever read. I really hope I'm doing even a fraction of these things, thank you so much for sharing this.
2 years, 3 months ago on 12 Most Important Things Children Want From Their Teachers