A Cure for Entitlement

"Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity."                Luke 6: 37-38,  The Message

When my daughter turned thirteen, she began to reveal greater and greater evidence that she was in the throws of adolescence.  Some mornings we’d wake to find the little girl we’d known since birth - kind, compassionate, responsive and delightful.  Other days, we’d wake to someone else.  This other person looked like my daughter, but..

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Kids & Gratitude

Teaching gratitude to our kids is a vital skill in helping children develop emotionally and socially.   Nurturing gratitude will not only benefit your child now, but down the road.  According to a study at the University of California at Davis, grateful people report higher levels of happiness and optimism, and lower levels of stress and depression.  

After studying thousands of individuals, researchers have identified the benefits of gratitude on our hearts, minds and bodies. 

Physical:

  • Stronger immune systems
  • Less bothered by aches and pains
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Exercise more and take better care of their health
  • Sleep longer and feel more rested upon waking

Psychological... READ MORE

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