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I Am, Because We Are

This came across my feed on Facebook this morning and I wanted to capture it because I really like it. I’m not sure if it is a true story or not, but I’ve spent time in Africa on a couple occasions and this would not surprise me. The people in those tribes are among the kindest I have ever lived with and they really do look out for each other in this way. Enjoy!

Kris

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.… Read the rest!

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Friends or Foes? – 5 Ways to Find the Right Buddies

Pick Your Friends Wisely

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding, and Harvey Firestone

It has been said that you are the average of your 5 closest friends. That means, in general, that your income, family structure, house and cars, even your personality are all pretty similar to the people you are around most often. Even though we are all unique, many of your daily actions and lifetime goals fit in pretty closely with the ambitions of your friends.

All parents have seen this happen whenever their child gets a new best friend. Their child starts to bring home different behaviors almost instantly. I am always amazed at how much my children change when they get a new class for school. It seems like the new peer group at school sends home a new vocabulary, an interest in different toys, changes in their taste in clothes, and sometimes a bad attitude.… Read the rest!

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5 Steps to Better Friendships

friendshipThis weekend I had the amazing opportunity to travel with a group of young people to visit a training center for the mentally disabled. Most of the patients living there have been there since they were born and now range in age from 40-65. They all suffer from different mental disabilities. Some are able to communicate, some just stare blankly into space. Some are limited to wheelchairs, others can get up and move around. Just about all of them have the mental development of a child between the ages of 3-7.

We spent the morning talking with them, singing children’s songs, and interacting in any way we could. What impressed me most was the unconditional acceptance and love that these wonderful patients had for anyone who would come near them.… Read the rest!

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