Do your children tell their friends, they are poor?

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In 2019, how would you define poor to your children?  Sometimes poor is a state of mind and other times we just don’t know how to manage our lives.  We slide from one mess to another instead of taking time to focus on cleaning up one mess, before getting into another one.  Some families give the appearance, as do their children of being very wealthy, when they are living off credit cards, owe everyone, are scared to death of what the next day is going to bring.  When volunteering you many times see people who are really poor, always have to remind yourself not to be judgmental.

Begin 2019 by reminding your children, grandchildren what you have to be really grateful about:

Love from parents who may not always show it, but try to do their job to be good parents/parent, not a good friend.

A family that stays together, even when the going gets so tough, you are not sure how to handle it. A chance to pray.

A roof over their heads

Utilities that are paid so you have heat in the winter, and are able to be cool in the summer.

Food on the table.  Not always what they would like to see but something to help fill their tummy.

Allows you to have pets and more pets and then more pets.

Clothing, maybe not the most expensive, but why would you want expensive anyway, in a couple of months you will have grown and need a new outfit.

Friends who are allowed to come to your house.

Those are just a few things to remind your children of.

Be happy as we enter 2019 and have everyone write in a small book what their goals are for the coming year and how they are going to accomplish those goals.  As parents do the same thing and make sure you write how you are going to accomplish those goals.#what is poor#childrenandfriends#settinggoals.

Mini step to help banish negativity

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The definition of negativity is habitual skepticism. If it is constant your friends have begun already saying to you, you are so negative!  Try being positive. Begin by tackling only one thing at a time to banish skepticism from your thoughts.  A mini step!

Exercise is a good starting point.  We all know there is a reluctance on our part to get started. Could that be the old negativity still working on you.  Consider whether or not a treadmill would be to your advantage.  Check out the items listed under Health and Fitness on this blog.  Work out a short walk routine that will be beneficial to you.  But, But exercise is hard to fit into my daily routine. Be flexible, be confident, remove adversity, and decide the following:

  • Mornings versus Evenings!
  • Walk, Treadmill or Gym.
  • Two, Three or Four times a week.
  • Define your plan and progress with willingness.
  • Make a chart, date and show your progress, with pictures.

Reward yourself when you begin to feel better with a new winter sweater or sweat shirt from one of our buyers listed on the blog.  Buy a coffee mug that says, I can do this, watch me SMILE. .#dubiousness#adversity#eagerness#willingnesstotry

Revised 1/2/2019