Archive for January 26th, 2009

  • Thoughts from an Husband and Wife

    Based on our own life experiences, my husband and I came up with the following advice for our own teenagers:  1.)  Be Nice2.)  Do Your Best At Whatever You Do3.)  Do What You Say You're Going To Do When You Say You're Going To Do It4.) Do What You're Asked To Do When You're Asked To Do It5.) Be HappyStacey F.

  • The Importance of a Person's Character

    When you are about to enter a relationship with someone new--whether a friend, group of new friends or a romantic relationship--try looking at a person's character--their important qualities--such as honesty, generosity, dependability, willingness to help--instead of just their physical attributes or personality quirks.  I never looked at people's character before--when someone was smart and funny I stopped at that and was often let down by smart, funny people who were also back-stabbers and liars!  It took years for me to make that advice an automatic habit, and I now have the most wonderful, loving friends in the world. 

  • Your Best Legacy

    ....always be kind to others and to yourself.   When you look back at your life you want to be proud of the person you have become and the positive influence you have made on people and the environment.  It's the best legacy you can leave. Marissa A. from her

  • Urgent Question

    "Life's most persistent and urgent questions is "What are you doing for others."Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Our Founding Fathers

    Read the biographies of our founding fathers, including especially Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin.   Note, however different they may have been, the common features of their teenage years: ambition, discipline, hard work toward goals, and attachment to friends and adults who could help advance them toward their goals. Sandy K.

  • Attitude

    Do everything with an attitude of excellence.  Audra F. from her minister

  • Your Place in the World

    This life is NOT all about you.  Anything you do for someone else, is 100 times better that anything you do for yourself.  Your sense of purpose and your place in this world are developed by the way you treat others. Lynda D. from her father

  • Life's Burdens

    “I know God won’t give me any more than I can handle, I just wish He wouldn’t trust me so much.”Mother Theresa