Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Hundred Days To Happiness: The Qualities of a Child – Live Fully & Deeply

Live Fully & Deeply (for March 31st, 2011) This day is not just another day, another 24 hours in our long lives, a flip of the calendar or another to do list. Today is a grand expanse of time from … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness: The Qualities of a Child – Expressing Unedited Emotion

Expressing Unedited Emotion (for March 30th, 2011) Young children don’t hold back. Hugs and kisses come easily and spontaneously. They say “I love you” more often, and unlike most adults, we know what they mean and we know how they … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness: The Qualities of a Child – Telling the Truth

Telling the Truth (for March 29th, 2011) Young children say what they mean even if it’s a little embarrassing for you. They’re a great motivation to align your words and actions. If you are less than truthful, your child may … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness: The Qualities of a Child – Forgiving & Hoping

Forgiving and Hoping (for March 28th, 2011) Young children may make a big deal in the short term about little things but they can be better than us in letting go. With the big things and with us, they can … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness: The Qualities of a Child – Learning Always

Learning Always (for March 27th, 2011) Do you remember the joy of riding a bike for the first time? That’s the experience of mastery. A moment earlier, you didn’t believe you could do it, but once you had found that … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness: The Qualities of a Child

I am currently on a retreat with limited access to the internet. If you promise not to peak, I’m posting this week’s entries and exercises in advance. Being and Becoming (for March 26th, 2011) Parenting brings us home. To be … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness: Time With A Child

Time can stand still when you’re present with a child. On the beach, I made a sand castle with my two nieces, and I was as much within the playful, creative process as they were. Young children naturally become engrossed … Continue reading

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