Gracious Gratitude

Written by Bob Bassett

When someone does something really special for you, what better way to show your appreciation than with a thank you gift basket? People do nice things every day without any reward at all, but a "thank you" gesture is a great way to let them know that you noticed and truly appreciate their help.

At work, a thank you gift basket can let employees know that you noticed their hard work, particularly if they have put in long hours on a difficult project. Not only will they be glad you noticed, but next time around they will be even more motivated to put in extra effort because they know that it is appreciated. It's also a great way to thank coworkers who have gone above and beyond to help you out.

A thank you gift basket can also be appropriate for your mechanic, your child's teacher or coach, your hair stylist, or anyone else who regularly savesrepparttar day. Letting people know how much you appreciate them can go a long way toward building lifelong friendships and relationships.

Childhood Obesity - 6 Steps to Raising Healthy Kids

Written by Mila Sidman

Childhood obesity is onrepparttar rise and has become an important topic amongst parents, politicians and many others.

Our lifestyles have drastically changed. We donít walk as much as we used to. We eat pre-packaged or fast foods instead of home cooked meals. And what exercise can compete with video games?

These days kids would rather spend time onrepparttar 141547 computer than go outside and kick a ball around or ride their bikes. And with allrepparttar 141548 junk food advertisements aimed at children byrepparttar 141549 media, us parents definitely have our jobs cut out for us.

Times have definitely changed but that doesnít mean we have to completely give up. Itís just a matter of putting some simple measures into place.

Here are some easy tips to ensure your kids develop a life-long healthy lifestyle.

1. Limit your kids television, computer and video games time. This may not be easy at first, but be persistent. Suggest an activity they can do, or better yet go outside with them and join in. Children learn through example, so if youíre all set to go for a bike ride they may just want to join you.

2. Get your kids involved inrepparttar 141550 family food shopping. Make a list of healthy foods everyone agrees on and point outrepparttar 141551 health benefits to your kids. Youíll be surprised at how open to eating healthy your kids can be. You donít have to drastically cut outrepparttar 141552 cakes and cookies altogether, but instead let each child choose one item they can enjoy as a special treat. This teaches kids to learn about moderation and that , yes, they can have cookies or chocolates as treats not as regular food staples.

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