After months of pregnancy the monumental moment has finally arrived. Baby is placed on your chest, and you fall in love looking into those sweet little eyes. You have imagined this moment of instant bonding that would take place, and here it is. You anticipated love, smiles, and that “feeling” everyone describes as the miracle of childbirth. Except you don’t feel it, or maybe not quite like you expected.
During the Thanksgiving season we are often more intentional about slowing down to pay attention to what we are thankful for. How might this practice impact your life if you continue to intentionally choose to be thankful throughout the year? When we acknowledge the good, even in difficult moments, we can gain new reasons to push forward.
Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer wrote #1 New York Times Bestseller with the book, How Full is Your Bucket For Kids. The story reveals the concept that we all have an invisible bucket that goes with us everywhere. Events and interactions happen that can fill water into our bucket or drain the water from our buckets
Sunday, June 19, was Father’s day, a time to celebrate the men who are fathers as well as those men who are role models in our lives. In today’s world, fatherhood encompasses more that just a biological connection. Research shows that children who have healthy adult role models have more success in adulthood. Our relationships and connections with each other matter.