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Attitude for gratitude

All told, the problem is really my problem. I need to manage my own expectations and especially my thoughts. I need to not put what I would do upon other people.

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To be grateful every day is a gift

To tell you the truth, we are always so busy trying to get more, be more, and make more. we are so busy looking to the future, trying to get there, that we spend all our time looking there and not appreciating the here and now.

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Manners can be taught but not imposed

But the fact that other kids walk INTO my house, and don’t understand that some type of manners are required, beggars me.

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Learning a foreign language

The pro is that you can converse with someone in another language, possibly making that person more comfortable. The con is that you may be talking to someone but excluding other people that are with you.

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The History of Theatre…..not what we think it is?

The history of theatre is actually a history of the portrayal of real life experiences, which has evolved into stories adapted ( Shakespeare) and musicals ( Les Miserable/ Sound of Music).

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What to call your boyfriend?

My boyfriend hates ‘boyfriend’. I hate Partner. I’m not gay. You are a MAN – not a non-gender specific person. I am a WOMAN. We are heterosexual. Should I call him that?

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As they grow up….do we grow up too?

Now despite them wanting to be treated like adults, they still act like petulant children, no older than 10. Not always, but often.

Durban Bunny Chow

This curry recipe came from Grey Street in Durban, and was traditionally made not of bunnies, but mutton. During the Great Depression, all races in Durban, South Africa, went hungry like everyone else.

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The disease of ‘more’

Because what we have never is enough – no matter how much you want, you what more, so in your mind, you always have less. The wanting or ‘more’ is leading to greed on a global scale. Clearly not a healthy way to live or think.

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What’s your child’s currency?

I’m not sure that it’s the right way to go. I’m not sure it’s the wrong one. I am very confused about it.
I have two kids, and only one has a currency and the other doesn’t.

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Teaching kids financial skills

Don’t just let them flail about spending recklessly, and prop them up with endless funds from the Bank of Mom. That’s not helping them, that’s enabling them, like giving drug addicts a drug, or alcoholics a drink. It’s not a good thing.

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It never rains but it pours

You know why people say “don’t put off what you can do today” ? Because if you do, it’ll be something you have to do outside, and it’ll RAIN!

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Life skills and University

Who says the Stanford University dean is right (along with all the other people that have written articles and books on the subject) – perhaps they are all wrong.

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