“In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” Lao Tzu. It is important to have both (enjoyment at work and presence at home) but it's not always easy! The earlier you can learn this, and guide your life to a purpose (‘work’) you enjoy but which can also bring you whatever financial compensation you require to create your best life, the more opportunity to be present you will have with your family. Now of course one is not reliant upon the other, but if . . .
Dear Girls, Dream Big! “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” . . .While this quote, at first glance, doesn’t appear to be related to gratitude, it is in my book. As I look at the “Dream Big” wristband I’ve been wearing recently, to remind me of all of my dreams for this business, and read this quote I found today in my daily reading, I am so grateful for dreams, big and small. I am grateful that I ‘dream big’ and always have . . .
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy, right here, right now, no matter what else is going on in your life. No matter how many times I’ve tried to teach this to you, or practice it myself, it’s easy to fall back into the habit of thinking that something outside of ourselves will make us happy. “I’ll be happy once I have _____, once I’m able to ______, once I’ve ______.” “If all . . .
“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” - Mary Dunbar. Today, and every day, tell your children that their life has meaning and purpose, that they are unique and special, that they are important and make a difference, and that the world is a better place because they're in it. Tell them . . .
Dear Girls are lessons I've given to my children over the past 15 years to help them be happier & more grateful and to create their best lives. I'm posting them here for them and for you and for your children so that we can all have happier and more grateful children and be happier and more grateful ourselves; and so that we can all continue creating our best lives!