"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet."
I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
"Children learn to smile from their parents."
Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese Violinist & Instructor)
With two children under 3 in the house, I really need to keep this in mind. They are like sponges, watching everything my wife and I do.
Make Full Use of What Happens To You
Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged inner resources. The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths. Remember to turn inward and ask what resources you have for dealing with the problem.
Two key points to motivating kids:
- They have to know you care.
- They have to be getting better at what they are doing.