My 4 year old son got a bunch of foam, toy swords for Christmas. He knew exactly what to do with them. However, once we started battling it became apparent that the goal (and fun) was whacking the other person’s sword. It wasn’t about hitting each other and winning the fight, but about who could
This is easier on the one doing the protecting… or is it? We just had our 2 year old twin girls escape their cribs for the first time. They did it five times during a supposed nap and snuck down the hall to look at us. My initial response was, “could I drill new holes
We can do either one. We can stress and freak out about a situation or current circumstances. Or we can scheme to come up with a plan and move forward. Perception is everything. Sometimes just rubbing your hands together, flashing a big grin and scheming to take on a problem is a significantly better way
The narrative is always running. Through our minds, relationships, work, etc. So the question is not when will our narrative begin, but what narrative are we living by. Because if we aren’t paying close attention then we might wake up one day and realize we’ve been living someone else’s narrative.
Both are fillers. Most likely these are the leftovers too. Probably 85% of people open up the box lunch at that conference and they’re disappointed to see an oatmeal raisin cookie inside. Or what I like to call the Counterfeit Chocolate Chip. However, if you’re someone that enjoys one or both of these “fillers” then
There’s a difference in seeing someone and merely looking. Anyone can look. It can be passive and doesn’t require much effort (or care). But to see someone requires a transaction of sorts. You have to stop doing something else or quit thinking about that other idea in order to really see the person or situation
Both have very distinct characteristics and uses. Have you ever tried to use a boomerang in a game of horseshoes? They are actually not very interchangeable. And if you used the wrong implement for the wrong occasion it could prove disastrous. Funny though how common sense this seems and yet we rush into situations all
There’s a difference in doing something and joyously doing something. Humans can sniff that out a mile away: A genuine interest in what someone does and whom they are interacting with. Even really good things could be done better if they’re done joyously. There’s no harm and all upside. Hard to get that level of
Anyone can say yes to a group, go along with the crowd, not stand out. But if someone can learn from a young age – actually any age for that matter – how to say “no” to their friend, then that’s the pinnacle of courage.
If a story needs to be created quickly – one that will be interesting. These are four good ways to start. Pick a topic and then cycle through the first time, the last time, the best time, or the worst time it happened. Then go for it with full intent.