Children have learned to get your attention and their needs met.  Over the next 18 months they will learn how to communicate in actions and words as well as transform from sitting, to crawling, to walking and finally running.  All of this occurs before they ever participate in formal learning.  Einstein had an interesting take…

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“Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.”  While this sentiment expressed by Ella Wheeler Wilcox can certainly be accurate to a point, it is absolutely likely that when we cry, people who care about us will help us to deal with the tears we are experiencing.  I think the kind…

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According to the Greeks there are four types of love.  Eros, or romantic love, is inspired by deep feelings of passion and desire.  Storge is the type of love that family and friends have for one another.  This type of love is unconditional and is accepting of flaws and faults and will ultimately lead you…

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Mother Teresa said, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”  What a wonderful call to action for all of us.  While we may plan for the future and regret or cherish the past, what we have right now is today, and today requires living.  So what will…

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One of the things we encourage people to do is create a “warm fuzzy” file.  What’s that, you may ask?  The answer, it is a collection of kind words, acknowledgements, praises, thank you’s, and pictures to remind us we are appreciated and valued.  A file is not the only place you can keep these “warm…

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What is the fabric you are made of?  Certainly it is your experiences and learning and the memories created from those experiences and learning.  It has been said that “A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.”  This is true of all memories, those snapshots we keep in our minds…

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Entrusted Legacy (ETL) is a non-profit that is working to be sure that every youth has a positive role model and mentor.  We believe that most adults who work with youth, would like to fill this role, but are often unclear about how to do this.  ETL believes that one of the best ways to…

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What are you passionate about?  What is it that you want to accomplish?  I saw a clever license plate the other day and it shared this message: LV♥NLOL After pondering the message for a while, I realized it said, “Live, Love, and Laugh Out Loud.”  I would agree with this sentiment, but I would also…

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Why in the world would anyone want to be a leader?  Don’t we have enough leaders?  Don’t we have enough people “throwing their weight around?”  Don’t we have enough people who have assumed roles of responsibility and power?  I guess the answer to those questions depends upon your definition of a leader. What is a…

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You may have read this story before but it perfectly captures not only the importance of our perceptions but the importance of acting ourselves rather than thinking someone else is going to do that for us.  While some claim this story is an urban legend, if it is, it really doesn’t diminish its power.  This…

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