YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

Every day the food supply gets worse and worse with Monsanto as the culprit for poisoning our food supply and telling the public “It’s okay!” We see it all the time. It isn’t okay. And if you want your children to have a better life than you, you have to get educated on what types of food are good for them and for you. Don’t be fooled by mass media. Thinking that pesticides sprayed on crops by people wearing hazmat suits but yet it won’t harm you. If you just remember one thing about this post, remember this. If your skin absorbs what you put on it and becomes part of your body, then don’t you think what is sprayed on our food will be absorbed through the leaves, stems and fruit to become part of the food? If you won’t put the pesticides on child’s skin or your own skin, then don’t eat food sprayed with pesticides either. The quality of your child’s future life is in your hands.

Feeding Children

Where do you want your child to spend their life?

5 Compelling Questions About Your Children’s Future!

These days parents spend more time picking out new shoes and new clothing than they do in feeding their children. As a parent we mold and shape our children into what we think is best for them. We touch their futures by what we feed them as a child. If  children see their parents eating fresh produce they are more likely to enjoy the produce too. If we don’t want our children to spend their lives in doctor’s offices then we need to make major changes in their diets. Children follow in the foot steps of their parents. If  parents aren’t make conscious decisions about the food they eat, their children won’t either.

  • What kind of tomorrow’s do you want for your children?
  • How many days do you want your children to live?
  • What are your hopes for your children?
  • What example are you setting for them?
  • Do you want your children to be diseased?

The answers to these questions all hinge on what we are feeding them. If we take back the responsibility of being a parent, we can ensure the healthy futures for our children and change the health path for our family.

DAY 7: A BUSY LIFE

Just because life becomes busier, I am still on the path to a changed life in 28 days. Yes, the phone is growing out of my ear and I have less time to do what I want but this busy life is temporary.

“What else am I going to do with my time?”

busy-life

I wrote in previous installments how time is fleeting, but I truly believe that when people use the excuse“I don’t have the time” whenever someone wants to talk to them whether about important or frivolous things what they are really saying is “just leave me alone.” Is this how we should be to our friends, to people who might hold the key to your future? I don’t think so.

One of my favorite comebacks to people who tell me they don’t have time to listen to me, or even entertain my ideas because of a lack of their time is this:

“You know what’s funny is if you want something done, you have to find a busy person to do it. Busy people have the most connections and get the most done, you know it and I know it. If you’re saying this to blow me off, it’s totally cool, but if you think my ideas require a huge amount of time, you’re wrong.”

There are always going to be busy people in our lives, whether it’s us or someone we’re trying to make a connection with. Sometimes people also use this “I’m too busy” “I don’t have the time” as fear mechanism. They fear you are going to interject an idea that is so radical to their way of thinking that they may have to change their perception, and they’re afraid. So they say “I’m too busy” in hopes that you will simply walk away.

How many times has a parent said this to their children when the children just want to show what they made, give a hug, or simply express their love? When children hear “Not now, I’m too busy” enough times they stop trying to make a connection with the parent. These are the children who seek emotional support from outside peer groups.

These two statements are used so often in relationships that we’ve all heard them many times from best friends, spouses, parents, teachers, coaches, the list endless. What is the harm in putting down what you are so absorbed in to listen and connect with that other person?

Think about this the next time you use the words “I’m too busy!” “I don’t have the time!”

We have all make time for the things that matter most to us!

If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know my health rates at the top of my TIME list, so does my family and all the connections I make throughout my day.

It’s time for a change!

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES

Many moons ago I used to be a special education assistant working in a small school where the elementary, middle, and high school were all connected in one building. Part of my job was to follow certain students from class to class; taking notes for them, reading tests to them, and disciplining them if needed. One certain class was a high school English class where each morning the teacher would write a new motivational quote up on the board and have the class write this quotation in their special notebooks: “Motivational Quotations”.

After writing the quote she would spend 15 minutes going around the class asking each student what he or she thought these words meant. She would even ask me occasionally to get an adult’s view point of these words. The students loved this exercise. I saw that it helped them internalize the words of the famous and the obscure people of history. This is also where I too fell in love with quotations.

I used this same exercise when I home schooled my sons. I would write simple quotations up on the board and ask my then grade school aged sons what they thought it meant. Only my sons being as astute as they were, would take the exercise a step further and sometimes used the quotations to write journal entries, or even dig deeper into the biography of the person from whom the quotation came from. This simple little exercise which started in English and Language Arts grew to include history, science, critical thinking, philosophy, and even religious studies.

Words can take us many places, they motivate us to do good, wound when they are hurled at us, comfort when whispered to us, inspire when internalized, and heal when spoken to ourselves. The connection we have with words, and the words we use everyday come from deep within us. Surround yourself with motivational quotes and your attitude will reflect that motivation.

Here are two of my favorites:

My Favorite Health Quote

Mark Twain

What are your favorites?

 

ADDING ANOTHER NAME TO MY LIST

This has been a wonderful month so far. It has been filled with many wonderful things so far and one sad thing. The sad thing is that my middle son, goes off to training for his duty in Afghanistan. I am not at all happy about this and really think it shouldn’t have to be necessary at all.

The happy news is that I get to add another name to my long list of names. I am a girl, a daughter, a woman, a friend, a wife, a mother, and I just found out I am going to be a grandmother. In my case I will be a Nona. I am excited for my son and his wife. I can’t wait to welcome this bundle of joy into our lives. It is often said that when a child is born so is a grandmother. I am all too eager to accept my role as Nona, in my grand child’s life.

But what type of grandmother can I be from 2000 miles away. I often wonder if I will be a recognized figure in his or her life. Will I just be someone who comes to visit for two weeks at a time, or someone who sends gifts and is not thought of. These are things I am wrestling with right now and don’t know who to talk to or what to do about this feeling.

If you have any ideas or tips you can share with me on this subject of distant grand parenting, please feel free to leave a comment of encouragement.

5 Compelling Questions About Your Children’s Future!

What are you feeding your children?

These days parents spend more time picking out new shoes and new clothing than they do in feeding their children. As a parent we mold and shape our children into what we think is best for them. We touch their futures by what we feed them as a child. If  children see their parents eating fresh produce they are more likely to enjoy the produce too. If we don’t want our children to spend their lives in doctor’s offices then we need to make major changes in their diets. Children follow in the foot steps of their parents. If  parents aren’t make conscious decisions about the food they eat, their children won’t either.

  • What kind of tomorrow’s do you want for your children?
  • How many days do you want your children to live?
  • What are your hopes for your children?
  • What example are you setting for them?
  • Do you want your children to be diseased?

The answers to these questions all hinge on what we are feeding them. If we take back the responsibility of being a parent, we can ensure the healthy futures for our children and change the health path for our family.