December 24 , 2022 /

DAY TWENTY-FOUR TRANSITIONS

As we change seasons, travel from one time zone to another, move from one place to another there is a noticeable shift in our attitude, outlook and response.  When we move from the familiar to the unfamiliar, there is a period of adjustment of adaptation and becoming comfortable with the change.   Change is easier

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December 20 , 2022 /

DAY TWENTY – CREATING

Making something new or doing something you have never done before can be a creative act of learning, growing and changing.  Perhaps you need to let go of something old in order to have space and time for something new.  It could be a new skill, a new activity, a new connection, a new project,

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December 19 , 2022 /

DAY NINETEEN – INTENTIONS

Perhaps smaller than goals, more immediate and conscious, we set out to be or do something intending for it to happen because we have engaged our thought into an action.  We have heard “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”  It was first published in Henry G. Bohn’s A Hand-book of Proverbs in

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December 18 , 2022 /

DAY EIGHTEEN – FOCUS

Focusing on focus, adjusting how we see things, zeroing in on a particular point of view can be an interesting and revealing exercise.  Changing the angle changes our perception. If using binoculars or a telescope or a camera, we may adjust the focal point for clarity or it is done automatically by an inboard sensor. 

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December 13 , 2022 /

DAY THIRTEEN – SEASONS

When we hear the word “season” what comes readily to mind?  It could be one of the four seasons of Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall.  Did you notice they were not listed in order of their appearance?   One season ends, another begins and the most obvious characteristic, besides each one following another in a predictable

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December 11 , 2022 /

DAY ELEVEN – CHOICE CONSEQUENCE

Over 85% of adolescents believe that consequences can only be negative, undesirable and to be avoided.  When I explained that it’s possible to have a good consequence, students thought that was an oxymoron or a contradiction of terms.  Consequence is synonymous with result and depending on the choice, the consequence can be either positive and

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