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Nov 29

3 Black Friday Recovery Tips

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Emotional, How To, Music, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Stressed? Shaking?
Angry? Frustrated?
Disappointed?

Millions of shoppers drive recklessly, hunt hopefully, relate rudely, and waiting impatiently. For shoppers, shop-owners and employees alike Black Friday is day we need recovery.

3 Black Friday Recovery Tips

StopBlack Friday Recovery Tip #1 – Stop: Stop believing a gift will make you more lovable. Stop hoping. Stop trying. You are always a lovable person. Our Creator knows what we truly need, all efforts to define ourself that exclude our Creator are doomed to fail. Stop.

Dan Adler’s song All I Need is You is a wonderful reminder of what’s really going to bring us hope and satisfaction in life.

Oct 2

Am I Worthwhile?

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values

We face attacks every day.
Our sense of self is battered and bludgeoned by life’s challenges.

What helps us feel worthwhile? 
What drags us down?
Sometimes it’s so subtle.

Steven Covey tells the following story to explain the importance of thoughtfulness. Small acts of kindness and courtesy are important; and, rudeness, unkindnesses, and little forms of disrespect can tear us down.

“I remember an evening I spent with two of my sons some years ago. It was an organized father-and-son outing, complete with gymnastics, wrestling matches, hot dogs, orangeade, and a movie — the works.

Jul 27

Lovable, Capable & Worthwhile Wins!

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Emotional, Relational, Spiritual, TreeHouse, Values

When blinded by distortions of reality people flounder in pain.

Lost in loneliness.  Trapped in trauma.

U2′s Get On Your Boots hits on one such distortions:

You don’t know how beautiful
You don’t know how beautiful you are
You don’t know, and you don’t get it, do you?
You don’t know how beautiful you are

Each week at every TreeHouse we remind one another that we are all “lovable, capable and worthwhile.”  It’s a critical concept. When we understand, embrace and apply the truth that we are all “lovable, capable and worthwhile” it overrides the lies of not good enough.

May 15

You Are Lovable, Capable & Worthwhile. Embrace Yourself!

Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Emotional, Values

Embrace Yourself!

Late Spring is a time for renewal.  Everything in my garden is coming alive again.  It’s a great time for reflection and self assessment.  Through the month of June I’m writing about the importance of embracing yourself, the real, the whole you.

Gathering into yourself all the pieces of you.

Embrace Yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note – No theft nor harm intended.  I’ll gladly give credit to the photographer[s] and owner[s].    I found the photos in this series attached to a file called cool-images4121_pps.

Apr 18

My Mom Is The Queen Of Bargains

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Financial, Intellectual, Values

My Mom Is The Queen Of Bargains.

She’s gotten lots and lots of worthwhile things for FREE.  My mom has cleverly found several ways to legally get FREE items.  Almost every week my mom tried to convince me to get off my couch and go get brand new free things that she has found stores giving away.

My favorite frugal-mom moments are when I have a chance to marvel as my mom finds legal ways have stores pay her to take their products home.  They pay her!