IF A CHILD LIVES WITH CRITICISM:

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy
If children live with jealousy, they learn what envy is
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty

If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves
If children live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous
If children live with honesty and fairness, they learn what truth and justice are
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those around them
If children live with friendliness, they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live
If children live with serenity, they learn to have peace of mind.

What are your children living with?

Focus on the Positive:

GET A HANDLE ON YOURSELF:

Once Handel, the great music composer, found himself in desperate straits: his right side paralyzed, his memory gone and his creditors threatening to have him sent to prison.
But in spite of his worries he spurred himself to the mightiest effort of his life.
Writing feverishly, almost without stopping, he composed THE MESSIAH, with its immortal “Hallelujah” chorus, in twenty four days.
He focused on what he wanted to do, instead of letting negative thoughts get him down.

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