_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: Life's Little Lessons

Monday, April 26, 2010

Life's Little Lessons

This is week 16 of our journey through Life's Little Instruction Book and it starts out with with a wonderful idea.

68) Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
This reminds me of a country song by Rodney Atkins that I absolutely LOVE, where the refrain starts with:
If you're goin' through hell keep on going
Don't slow down if you're scared don't show it
You might get out before the devil even knows you're there

If you appear to be brave, others will feel that way too. You will give others the feeling that anything can be accomplished and you just might be able to do what you set out to do.

69) Whistle
If you remember the Disney characters that would "whistle while you work" and then the job just becomes easier.

70) Hug children after you discipline them
Don't make your children fear you or fear making a mistake. Discipline is to correct bad habits - not just to punish. Hugging keeps you "connected" and allows them to not fear making mistakes so that they can learn from those mistakes and from the discipline - not fear it.

71) Learn to make something beautiful with your hands.
Creativity comes from the mind but is brought into reality through your hands.

72) Give to charity all the clothes you haven't worn during the past three years.
I give away my "old" clothes twice a year. Not only does it make room for "new" items or new sizes (hopefully smaller) but it helps those in need of clothes. This charity is a two way street or a win-win situation.

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