Friday, December 9, 2016

Joy and wonder

Some people are looking for the easiest way through, with the least amount of effort and attention, instead of looking for how rich and cool life can be if they just lift up their hearts and eyes to the wonder and joy around them.
SandraDodd.com/doit
photo by Sandra Dodd, 2013 (no icicles today, above my front door)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Let life flow

"If we live our values, it's likely our children will value them too. If we impose our values, it's likely our children will reject them."
—Joyce Fetteroll
http://JoyfullyRejoycing.com/how-can-tv-in-any-amount-be-okay
photo by Sandra Dodd

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Variable, thoughtful lunch

Some days lunch is medicinal—one child is sickly and could use soup or juice. One is off to a sports event, and carbohydrates are a good idea. One is sad, and would like comfort food. One is bored, and her sandwich could use a face.

Be as loose as a dancer, as variable as an actor, as thoughtful as a chessplayer, when you decide what to make for lunch sometimes!

SandraDodd.com/eating/peace
photo by Hinano

The words are from Little meals make big memories

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Be reliable



It will add calm, value, and solidity to your life if you're reliable, honest, and trustworthy.
SandraDodd.com/trust
(Thanks to Amber Ivey for saving a quote I could build from here.)
photo by Sandra Dodd

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sometimes be quiet and wait

Very often parents find themselves in a situation where they might not see a way to make things better, but they could easily make things worse.
SandraDodd.com/peace/fightingcomments
The quote isn't from there, but the information could be helpful.
photo by Holly Dodd

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Calm is better

Calm is better than uptight.
SandraDodd.com/calm
photo by Lydia Koltai
photo NOT by Sandra Dodd (sorry I left the default line in at first)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Twinkling choices

There are all kinds of descriptors each of us could use for our kids. Choose the good ones, the ones that make them twinkle in our eyes.
—Jenny Cyphers
SandraDodd.com/labels
photo by Sandra Dodd
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