Doing nothing but waiting, Not even debating, Makes the hard way That I walk every day.
Alone I can’t solve it Nor can I resolve it; I just have to wait upon fate, Whose decision seems rather late.
Can’t the powers that be Somehow come to see How to fix up this mess Ere
… Continue reading When “Nothing” is the best thing you can do…
Oh Lord, I am impatient
As humans tend to be;
I want my solace now;
I want to be carefree.
One hundred times today alone
I’ve passed my load to you,
But then I pick it up again
As humans often do.
So Lord, this time when I shift the load
And you take
… Continue reading Waiting upon the Lord (a prayer)
If you ask me, the main problem in this country today is that people are too rash. Nobody gives anything any deliberation; they just—as the saying goes—“go for it”.
How many errors that we make could be prevented if we all learned early in life to stop and think before acting? Cigarettes are harmful
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I felt great this morning until a customer in a defensive mood called my office. I had sent her a notice that an invoice several months old was unpaid although she had recently paid one that was brand new. I’m sure most people don’t like to learn that an account they think is paid
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There is probably no job so difficult as caring for other people’s children. I know it was the most difficult job I ever had and I wasn’t very good at it. Actually, I wasn’t very good to other people’s children. I was good with my own, to the best of my memory, I just
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Deal with your child’s stress before you deal with his behavior.
I see a lot of cranky kids in grocery stores and my heart goes out to their parents, but my heart also goes out to the child. One way or another, a child who is acting out is feeling stress. We may have
… Continue reading Separation from Stimulation (How to deal with a difficult child)
By Betty Killebrew
One thing you can depend upon when you have children is that there will come a time when you wonder what you did wrong while raising them.
Parents, not surprisingly, find it difficult to understand why their loving little 10-year old seemingly overnight becomes a stubborn, willful pre-teen who knows for
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A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it.” The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the student answered, “But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I
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By Alice (Anon.)
My nephew’s 10 year old son came for a visit one hot, July weekend. I was enticing him to stay inside by joining him in a Nintendo game. After being mercilessly defeated by a more experienced player, I suggested that we relax awhile. I collapsed into my favorite recliner to let
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A dramatic ballad singer studied under a strict teacher who insisted that he rehearse day after day, month after month the same passage from the same song, without being permitted to go any further. Finally, overwhelmed by frustration and despair, the young man ran off to find another profession. One night, stopping at an
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