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Thought of the Day - 3/22/14

People shouldn't have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty.
~~ Maggie Stiefvater ~~ 

Thought of the Day - 3/21/14

Three things in human life are important:
the first is to be kind,
the second is to be kind,
and the third is to be kind.
~~ Henry James ~~ 

Thought of the Day - 3/20/14

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
~~ Plato ~~ 

Thought of the Day - 3/19/14

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

~~ Kent Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council ~~ 

Thought of the Day - 3/18/14

A little thought and a little kindness are worth more than a great deal of money.
~~ John Ruskin ~~

Don't Lose Your Temper

Humans have many emotions. Anger is one of them. It is a completely normal human behavior. When you repeatedly lose your temper it affects your relationships.  If you continually lose your temper, then it becomes necessary to control it.

Problems That Arise When Constantly Losing Your Temper

  • Anger makes you unhappy.
  • The relationships with others is strained, sometimes damaged.
  • Anger leads to more stress.
  • You make more mistakes when you are angry because anger makes it harder to process information.
 Tips to Control Anger

(1.) Remove yourself, if possible, by walking away.

(2.) Give yourself time by reciting the alphabet or singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (in your head) before reacting.

(3.) Stop doing what you were doing.  Change seats, walk around, do a little stretching, think of something happy, etc.

(4.) Do some physically exerting activity, like walking, swimming, etc.

(5.) Soothe yourself by listening to your favorite music, breathing deeply, or doing yoga.

(6.) Distract yourself by reading a book of your choice or pray.

(7.) Defuse the anger by using humor.

(8.) Think carefully before you say anything.  It is better not say any anything than to say something regretful.

(9.) Pacify yourself by having your children or pets nearby.  Both are known to soothe.

(10.) Avoid placing blame.

(11.) Avoid holding a grudge.  Forgive the other person.  It is unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want.

(12.) Avoid revenge.  It causes negative energy and more problems, possibly legally.

(13.) Most of all, forgive yourself by having a piece of chocolate or talking to a friend.

Try your best to control your anger so you can have healthy relationships with everyone.

Thought of the Day - 3/17/14

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
~~ William Ward ~~

Thought of the Day - 3/16/14

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal.

~~ John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 ~~

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