Tag: being thankful

A 12 Minute Gift

A 12 Minute Gift

I wanted to get to the office early, to tackle the formidable tasks on my to-do list. Of course, as soon as I entered the train station, my train was arriving. I booked it through the turnstile and trotted down the stairs and burst out […]

The Revolutionary New Year’s Resolution

The Revolutionary New Year’s Resolution

It’s almost 2018. Per data from Google searches and Twitter trends, hundreds of thousands of people are committing  to change something about themselves. Of course there’s the usual health-oriented ones like Exercise more, Eat healthy, Lose weight, Drink less, Quit smoking. And the practical Save more/ […]

How do you teach kids to be thankful?

How do you teach kids to be thankful?

A major parenting priority of mine is to raise kids who give back. To me, that means kids who not only recognize that there are people less fortunate than us, but who will also step up to help.   The basic requisite here is that […]

The Best Kind of Gift

The Best Kind of Gift

It’s after midnight on the night before Christmas, and all of the presents are finally wrapped. The kids are asleep, all snug in their beds, with visions of… chickens? dancing in their heads… It was Thursday today, and so, with the kids being on Christmas […]

If You Buy A Kid An Ice Cream… You Change The Way You Look At Your World

If You Buy A Kid An Ice Cream… You Change The Way You Look At Your World

The kids went to the dentist on Thursday. It was a midmorning appointment, so I kept them out of school for the day. At Babyboy’s school, you have to be buzzed in, show ID, sign in, get a name tag, such a process (for good […]