Dec 27, 2009

The child had every toy his father wanted. - Robert E Whitten

Dec 24, 2009

The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love, the special warmth of Christmas worship, the cherished little habits of the home.

Dec 23, 2009

Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still. -- Lou Erickson

Dec 18, 2009

3 Holiday Tips for Single Dads


#1 - THE KIDS COME FIRST!
  • Accept what is so ... or as I like to say, “Done is done.”
  • Accept that you are going to have to divide up the holidays in some fashion.
  • The holidays are for the kids, not you.
  • Turn off the cell phone and the computer; don’t worry about your boss or your responsibilities at work, or the bills, or anything else. Just spend time completely devoted to interacting with them.
#2 - START SOME TRADITIONS WITH YOUR KIDS.
  • Cook something unique as a gift to others, make sure to have the kids participate in the process.
  • You and the kids help a family in your town that’s in need.
  • Recruit your entire extended family into the process.
  • Find out what local charities give out free meals on Christmas and volunteer as servers.
#3 - BE AT PEACE.
  • Set things up ahead of time so that you and your children actually enjoy the holidays.
  • Don’t let the world tell you what to do.
  • "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”



Gleaned from 3 Holiday Tips for Single Dads Written by Len Stauffenger

Dec 14, 2009

Life is known only by those who have found a way to be comfortable with change and the unknown. Given the nature of life, there may be no security, but only adventure. -- Rachel Naomi Remen

Dec 9, 2009

Listening...means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer. -- Alice Duer Miller

Dec 8, 2009

Happiness is being at peace; being with loved ones; being comfortable... But most of all, it's having those loved ones. - Johnny Cash

Dec 7, 2009

Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it's no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the old adage, "Joy is not in things, it is in us." -- Joan Borysenko