The Right Way to Respond to Failure My wife Eleanor and I were visiting some friends on a Saturday when their nine-year-old daughter, Dana*, came home. She was close to tears, barely holding it together. “Oh sweetie,” her mom said. “What happened at the swim meet?” Dana is an excellent swimmer. She trains hard, arriving at swim practice by six most mornings and swimming some afternoons as well. It isn’t like that for all her endeavors. “I was disqualified,” she told us. We were in the foyer of the house and she sat down on the bottom stair of the staircase, her swim bag still on her shoulder, staring into space, almost expressionless. “Honey,” her dad said, “there are a lot more swim meets in the season. I told her, “The fact that you left the block prematurely means you were at your edge. “Every swimmer on every team has been disqualified at some point,” Eleanor said. Nothing we said seemed to have any impact on her. Then her grandmother Mimi walked over. At that point, Dana began to cry. But she didn’t need any of that.
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30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. Old habits urge you to stay the same. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) This one gets harder nearing the end of the challenge because at one point you will run out of the easy shots. We recommend:
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Draw As A Maniac DIYs and Tutorials | Motherhood, Frugal Fashion & Thrifty Living Rage Crafting Jun26th2012 This morning was the first time in many, many moons that I had the crafty bug. I don’t know what happened to me in the past several months, but g’lawd, being creative just wasn’t happening. Actually, no. I do know what happened. I’m over the expectations Pinterest puts on us, though, I really am. (Back to my point…) But you know what? That just sounded like a speech. I’m guest posting today at kojodesigns Mar08th2012 I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Sewing for ME series, hosted by kojodesigns and Sewing in No Man’s Land. There will be tons of awesome sewing projects coming up on the girls’ blogs, so be sure to keep checking back! Quick DIY: Mickey Mason Jar Centerpiece Jan04th2012 Hello, lovely faces! Over the weekend, I came up with a simple centerpiece idea for a Mickey Mouse themed baby shower. Materials for base: A mason jarRed filler (Red Hots, red M&M’s, Hot Tamales are great candy options) – BUY ENOUGH SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO IMPROVISE WITH TISSUE PAPER, MMK?