"Three Best Things"

Written by Gary Lockwood

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"Three Best Things"

My two sons, Dan and Doug, were five and six years old.

On their fist day of school, we started a new game. At dinner that evening, I asked, "Boys, what wasrepparttar 131413 fun-est thing you did today"?

Watching their response, I could tell what they were thinking. "Oh-Oh; Daddy's on a new kick again". Regardless, Doug and Dan each told of something fun and interesting they did that day. I contributed by relating to them something weird and funny that had happened at my office that day (something weird was happening at my office almost every day, it seems).

We laughed at each other's stories and went on to enjoy a delightful dinner together.

The next evening, I again asked them, "Boys, what wasrepparttar 131414 fun-est thing you did today"? This time, they each had one ready to tell. And I once again told them about something weird and funny that had happened at my office that day. Asrepparttar 131415 first evening, we laughed and had a good time with this.

Each evening at dinner, I askedrepparttar 131416 same question. Byrepparttar 131417 end ofrepparttar 131418 first week,repparttar 131419 boys could see that this was going to be a regular thing. They came torepparttar 131420 dinner table already knowing what their evening's story would be.

Inrepparttar 131421 weeks to follow, Doug and Dan each had at least one fun thing to tell and sometimes two or three. They even competed to see who hadrepparttar 131422 fun-est story. Dan would say, "I want to go first. My story is better than Doug's".

After a while, it almost seemed that these boys were making fun things happen duringrepparttar 131423 day, just so they could tell about it at dinner. We laughed a lot and enjoyed each story.

Where was their focus? That's right; onrepparttar 131424 positive things that were going on with them. During this time of their lives, do you suppose that Dan and Doug had any unpleasant things happening to them or around them? Of course they did! We all have negative events and negative people in our lives.

Top Ten Tips for Transitions without Trauma

Written by Jean R. Charles

Life is a series of transitions – some huge, some small; some chosen by us, and others forced upon us. We experience transitions in all areas of our lives including career, family, beliefs, relationships, physical and emotional states, etc. The process of going through a life transition is stressful at best and may even be traumatic. The challenges ofrepparttar process can be opportunities to learn and grow. The following tips can help you move throughrepparttar 131409 transitions of your life with strength, confidence and success. 1.Realize that change is constant. You have successfully completed many transitions in your life thus far. Remember what strategies worked for you and adapt them to your current situation. Make a list of past successes and how you achieved them. Consider which of these strategies can help you in your current situation. 2.Stay focused inrepparttar 131410 present. Know that where you are is exactly where you should be. Complete what you need to in order to move on. You are in this transition for a reason – look forrepparttar 131411 lessons inrepparttar 131412 process. Keeping a journal can help you track where you are inrepparttar 131413 process and teach you what work is needed for you to progress. 3.Have a vision ofrepparttar 131414 best outcome for you. Know where you want to go and who you want to be inrepparttar 131415 new situation. Even if you did not chooserepparttar 131416 change, you have choices about where and who you will be. Have a strong intention about what this looks like for you. Take time to envision your best outcome and get it on paper in some form – write about it, draw it, make a collage, etc., and then post it where you will see it often. 4.Stand back and observe. See that this transition does not represent your whole life. It may impact many areas of your life and through it all you will still be you. Journaling can help you seerepparttar 131417 whole picture of your life and identify your core values, your purpose and mission. You can change careers, zip code, family situation and yetrepparttar 131418 real you will not change. 5.Stick with your own stuff. Those close to you will have their own concerns and fears about how this change will affect them. They may try to influence your decisions to their advantage. Be compassionate but don’t let them unload their stuff on you. 6.Seek Support Find at least one person who will really listen to you without judgment. The right family member, friend, or coach could provide encouragement, perspective and momentum to support you throughrepparttar 131419 process. Speak with this person at least weekly and call on them when you need extra support.

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