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Gratefulness in Action

Being grateful can be challenging in life, especially when the unexpected or unplanned gets thrown at you: You lose your job and financesare tight. Years of infertility destroy your dream of becoming a mother or father. Your dad develops Alzheimer’s. Your closest...

Gratefulness – November 2022

Gratefulness is “showing appreciation for what I have.” This means recognizing what others have done for you and showing your gratitude. This positive and thankful attitude makes someone pleasant to be with—especially compared to an ungrateful person who takes things...

Initiative – October 2022

Initiative Initiative is “recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.” Initiative has to be balanced with patience and dependability. You cannot shirk your responsibilities in one area to show initiative in a different area. A...

Orderliness in Action

by Erin Engelke Preparing for Next Time I am generally a very organized person, …or someone who attempts to be as often as possible. When you are constantly juggling work obligations, community commitments, and kids’ schedules on top of the usual long list of to-do’s...

Intentional Parenting

by Dr. Grace Wilson “If you don’t stop that right now, I’m going to come over there and…” Most parents have said this statement more times than they’d probably care to admit. Unfortunately, this kind of rash, kneejerk reaction to misbehavior can result in...