Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
Like you I loved summer vacation. I was not — surprise — a sleep-in kinda kid.
I was a play-outside kinda kid.
One of my favorite places to play was at our neighborhood playground.
I loved sliding on the slide.
I loved swinging on the swings.
As the school year ends and summer begins here is some relationship advice that helped others.
Choose Wisely When Relationships Slide
Short tempers unsettled leads to impulsive thinking.
Impulsive thinking untamed leads to quick choices.
Quick choices unresolved leads to short-term planning.
Short-term planning unrestrained often leads to long-term consequences.
So many teens and adults are tense as the school year ends.
Teens who encounter their bullies with their last-day-of-school threats.
Bullies who want to make a final statement before summer.
Teachers whose patience has run out.
School administrators who are running on fumes.
Co-workers trying to figure out day care choices.
Colleagues worried about their unsupervised teens.
Police officers dreading the last day of school drama.
And, all of us who care about them.
Here’s some life-transforming advice for all of us:
Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath.