We cannot force someone to hear a message they are not ready to receive. Yet, we must never underestimate the power of planting a seed. –Unknown Note: Controlling behaviors often arise from the desire to get others to think and act the way we want. There are significant differences between “planting seeds” versus giving unsolicited
The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. ― Marion Zimmer Bradley Note: Whenever we face life’s challenges, we all have choices including hope or despair in the present moment. Question: What can you do
Hello CYSWES enthusiasts, Here’s what’s happening next. Can You See What Eye See? will be featured at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington DC, June 23- 28, 2022, at Readers Magnet’s booth. There is excitement and anticipation around this event with 550 exhibitors because this annual event did not take place
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. ––Victor Hugo, Les miserables. Note: Hope sustains us as we accept the impermanence of life’s ups and downs and focus on our blessings. Question: What can you do to diminish distress and strengthen your hope? Chapter 13 Page 103 Replace Expectations with Hope.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us that it doesn’t behoove any of us to speak ill of the rest of us. Similar quotes attributed to several people, including Edward Wallis Hoch Note: There is a fine line between judgment and assessment. While
Not all storms come to disrupt your life; some come to clear your path. Paulo Coelho Note: Honoring your feelings and then moving on to find the deeper meaning will transform challenges into growth opportunities. Question: What is a step in acquiring a positive mindset? Chapter 11 Page 87 Raise Self-Awareness to Guide Reframing.
Don’t compare your life to others.There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon.They shine when it’s their time. — Cassey Ho Note: When the goal becomes to be the best you, then your thoughts and words guide you to self-acceptance and self-improvement. Question: What can you to do to avoid the trap of comparing
Say what you mean Mean what you say And don’t way it mean. ––Al-Anon Note: It is important to identify your intention so that you can choose your words mindfully and use the appropriate tone of voice. Think it through to determine how it would feel if you were the recipient of this message. Courteous
Having the confidence and compassion to accept our imperfection, leads to the demise of defensiveness and ego. ––M. Chere Sampson Note: Sometimes the fierce need to be right is fueled by the fear of being regarded as not smart enough or having our ideas dismissed. Being right is not the same as needing to be
The beginning of Wisdom is the most sincere desire to learn. WIS 6:17 (The Book of Wisdom) Note: Wisdom seekers remain curious and open to all teachers as they appear, whether disguised as a child or a sage. They are aware that everyone knows something they don’t. Question: How can you be receptive to messages,