Turkey Talk

Twelve Resolutions that Might Save the Day

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My contribution to the festivities. Just call me Martha!

Here are twelve resolutions that might make for a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving:

  1. I will not be the turkey at the table.
  2. I will help clean up by getting out of the way.
  3. I will not touch a scale and I will drop all thoughts of calories for one day.
  4. I will run 8 miles after dropping all thoughts of calories for one day.
  5. I will not talk politics.
  6. I will thank my spouse for staying with me one more day.
  7. I will not watch the news. The news will take the THANKS and the GIVING out of my day.
  8. I will play board games with the little people and let them win.
  9. I will not drop a frozen turkey into boiling oil again.
  10. I will eat the skin while repeating, “It’s good for me. It’s good for me.”
  11. I will thank everyone at my table for something good they have done in my life.
  12. I will be nice to the vegetarians. Their sacrifice means more turkey for me.

I will remember to thank God for everything he has done for me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Speak Up!

Do you ever wish that you could speak with the kind of power that moves people to action?  Have you dreamed of writing a book but don’t have a clue where to start?

If you have something to say or something to sell or even if you could use tools to help you focus and plan to make the rest of your life the best of your life, I promise I can help you.

Imagine this!

Imagine having the power to move people to take action.

Imagine being able to organize your thoughts to make yourself understood.

Imagine empowering people to change their lives for the better.

Imagine losing the fear that grips you when you have to make a presentation.

Imagine being able to speak at a moment’s notice with power and clarity.

Imagine communicating more clearly with family, coworkers and friends.

You don’t have to imagine anymore!

Beauty in Shadows!

A powerful life perspective

IMG_6458Seven years ago my nine year old granddaughter, Kialee, and I drove the back roads of Tennessee looking for things to photograph. By looking at the pictures she took you can see that Kialee has an eye for photography.

One special moment in this day stood out to me. We were reviewing the pictures Kialee had taken when I came across the following photo of the Natchez Trace Bridge. 

How to access your Child’s Heart

Three levels of dialogue

shutterstock_275562389In my book “How to live with your Kids when you have already Lost your Mind,” I identify three levels of communication that we generally use as we talk to our children.

Children have a desperate need for “Level Three” dialogue.  On second thought all of us could use a good dose. Here’s what it is.

What is Happening to us?

A social dilemma

shutterstock_306965114We were at “Shogun,” a mixture of Japanese cuisine, acrobatic food preparation and pure family fun.  We had come to celebrate an award that my young grandson, Bailey, had won.

We shared the preparation grill with another family, a mom, dad and two boys who appeared to be somewhere between the ages of 7 and 12.

What I observed as we  spent 70 minutes in this in this amazing place caused me to wonder, “What in the world is happening to us?”