Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Don’t Worry; Be Happy

Don't Worry; Be Happy

Worry steals your joy and peace. It can lead to sleepless nights or sleep-filled days. It can make you listless or jumpy. It can tempt you to eat to much or too little. Whatever extremes you experience are symptoms of imbalance.

The time to spent in worry is fruitless. No matter how long or how deeply you worry, it will gain you nothing. After you finish indulging in unproductive, fear-based thoughts and behaviors, you will have to do the work to recuperate. So why bother? Whatever the circumstances, don’t worry; be happy!

The bible tells us to cast our cares on GOD.

When worry thoughts come, quickly replace them with principle-based thoughts. Call forth your spiritual faculty of strength to help you be persistent. Stay committed to improving the way you deal with life.
Do your share, and let GOD handle the rest.

“He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.”
John 15:2

Daily Inspiration for Better Living
Universal Foundation for Better Living/Daily Inspiration
p. 13
Friday, March 8, 2013

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LOVE Me as I am!

LOVE Me as I am!

Daily Inspiration – from Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have no ability whatsoever to change anyone other than yourself. You can only cause yourself great suffering if you try.

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
– Harper Lee

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
– Bertrand Russell

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
– don Miguel Ruiz

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What if?

What if?

Sometimes our children can try our patience and our resolve to be the BEST Parents we can be!
What if we stop concentrating on what is going wrong?

What if we make it our goal to believe in our parenting skills?

What if we have confidence and trust our parental know how?

What if we have Faith in our parental instincts?

What if we believe that we are good parents so much that the Universe/GOD/The Creator has no choice but to materialize our beliefs?

What if?

Happy Parenting,
Coach Arthur

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I could not believe my ears!

I could believe my ears!

I could hardly believe my ears. I was standing in line at the CVS waiting to take my passport picture when I heard a man utter words that made me physically open my mouth wide. He was talking to a little girl who appeared to be a second to third grader (7 – 9 years old) .

It seemed he left her waiting in the line and for someone reason she got out of the line or allowed others to get in front of her. When he came back he gave her a tongue lashing that was hurtful. He was loud, he was mean, he was harsh, and he was condescending. The more he screamed insults, the smaller she physically became. I felt so bad for her. I wanted to tell him to stop, I wanted to tell her that he was hurting her and the pain was visible, but instead, I did what everyone else did. I stayed quite.

I get it! I am a Mom. Nie is 21 and Cat is 18. During those 22 years I have encountered a lot of challenging situations. I have been really upset, I have been disappointed, I have been heart broken, however, I have done my BEST not to break NieCat’s Spirit. You see, our words have an impact on our children.

The question are:

What type of impact do you want your words to have on your children?

Do you want to build them up?

Do you want to deem their life light?

As a parental coach, one of the main goals that I assist parents with is to think before they respond to an action or words their children say. Take a minute, feel the feeling your child generate within you, feel the words in your mind, but don’t verbalize them. Take a moment, then, speak!

Think before you speak!

Before you say anything in anger, ask yourself, how would you feel if someone else said those same words to you. How would you feel? How would you feel if your child’s teacher said those words to your child?

Think of your childhood! Then, behave accordingly!

Happy Parenting,

Coach Arthur