WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO TODAY
R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG 2nd October 2017
I spotted this on the MSN internet site and find it to be a brilliant piece of advice.
Lauren Cormier knows that it’s important to teach your children lessons that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives – and looking at the glass half-full is an important one. But sometimes practicing what they preach is a challenge for parents, and Cormier learned the key to starting each day on a positive note from an unlikely source: her 9-year-old son.
She shared her son’s daily routine to her Facebook page, Oh, Honestly, so other families could give it a try:
Last week my nine-year-old told me about a new habit he’s starting to form. It’s something so simple, yet has the potential to profoundly change his life. Every morning he thinks of one or two things he’s looking forward to that day. Little things like having gym class or getting pizza for lunch. In effect, he’s training his mind to focus on the positive, which in turn, improves his entire attitude and outlook.
Cormier put her son’s method to the test one morning, and the result highlights the difference between a child’s way of thinking and how the adult mind works.
“This morning as we drove to school, I decided to extend his idea to the rest of us. I asked each of the kids to tell me one thing they were looking forward to today,” she wrote. “After each of us had a turn, I thought about all the things they might not be looking forward to, but I didn’t want to ruin what we had just done.”
That’s exactly when the mama discovered another helpful trick:
“Then I realized I could re-frame the negative. Instead of asking the kids to tell me something they weren’t looking forward to, I asked them to tell me what I could pray about for them today. I explained that I spend my drive home praying for each of their days and that I’d love to be specific in my prayers,” she said.
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Graun Church on Lake Reschen in South Tyrol, Italy, was once a regular Italian church. However, an artificial lake was built in 1950 in order to provide the town with electricity, drowning the historic church.
Today, all that remains visible is the church’s bell tower, which looks as though it’s floating in the middle of the lake.
The picture reminds me of Deep Secrets the book by Berlie Doherty and something that always haunts me the flooding of villages for the Lady Bower Reservoir. This project, first put forward in the early 1920s, caused considerable controversy because it involved the flooding of two villages; Ashopton, which lay at the junction of the Ashop and the Derwent; … and Derwent, which lay upstream on the Derwent river. You used yo be able to see the spire of a church when the reservoir was low.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
Happiness is…making sure every day has something in it to look forward to and get really excited about
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Rap is to music as Etch-A-Sketch is to art.
LOVE SONG FOR MAMMA
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
Highest chart position No.5 in USA but only No.51 in UK