Soul Food for Friday, June, 1st 2012

Happy Soul Food Friday!

As the school year winds down and summer looms, this week’s e-missive focuses on excellence (not success) at home and work.

Success is always in relation to someone or something else.

Excellence, on the other hand is invariably in relation to your own benchmark of “what is best”.

Recently I was asked about the difference between intelligence and wisdom. Here is my thought and I welcome yours…

Intelligence is the understanding that one has to balance the twin hats of self-acceptance and self-improvement

Wisdom is the ability to actually do it!

Here’s wishing you and yours a soul-filled journey on the way, with a little Hope and Faith sprinkled in for good measure…

At Home: Being a Good Parent Can Be So Darn Hard!

I don’t know about you, but parenting can be the hardest job you’ve ever loved.

Invariably, we are running hard and trying to be the very best parents we can be, feeling that no matter what we do it might not be enough.

Second guessing ourselves, projecting about the future, lamenting about the past. Maybe it is just me.

Then, just when you are reaching your wits end, you’re channel surfing on the radio, hear this song, and your soul is settled…

Enjoy It Won’t be Like This For Long”

Thanks Darius

At Work: 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

I really liked this article and hope you find in valuable too

Thanks MC

Whether at Home or at Work: Great coaches know how to give feedback

Flexing our communication style to ensure the message is well received is a powerful tool in our interpersonal tool kit.

This clip can help…

Thanks Will & Paul

We can Always use a Little Faith & Hope

First Hope:
Have you ever had a dream, and felt like life was asking you to give it up?

Have you ever lost someone or something, and did not know what to do?

What if there was a story that could remind us that Hope can never be lost?The Little Hope Book is the award-winning, true story that teaches us how to Dream, Believe, and Hope past

any obstacle in our lives.

Co-Created by Encinitas teacher/writer, Leah Alagna, (who happens to be my daughter Aysha’s teacher) and local artist, Josh Hunter, The Little Hope Book was awarded the bronze medal for “Self-Esteem Book of the Year” by the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.

The Little Hope Book helps provide a framework for intrinsic motivation and courage, and also helps people deal with change and transition.

It also makes a good end of

the school year gift for students/teachers of every age. Note: Books can be autographed and inscribed with a personal message if you like.
Dream, Believe, Hope

Thanks Leah

Now Faith:

This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002.
He was born with  only 2 legs –
He of course could not walk when he was born.
Even his mother did not want him.

“Nobody loves my but my mother…And she could be jiving too” –BB King

Click here to read his story!

In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to feel
better you just need to look at life from another direction.

I hope this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to
everyone and that everyone will appreciate and be thankful
for each & every beautiful day.

‘Faith’ is the continual demonstration of the strength and
wonder of life.

Glad I could cover both the dog and cat lovers J

How Negatives Develop: Follow the instructions below.

Speaking of Negatives… Now Reverse It!

Thanks Allison

Stay Hope-Filled, Pay it Forward, and Thanks for Making Our World Better!

Dream, Believe, Hope


 “Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.”

— Usman B. Asif

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