Scallywag

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

~ Marcel Proust ~

Archive for October, 2011

You want me to do what?
What if I don't want to do that?

Motivation Matters Most

October 21st, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 15 secs

You want me to do what?

How many times have you tried to get a teen to try harder, only to find they won’t? Read the rest of this entry »

How much kindness do you feel?
How much kindness do you get?

Kindness of Strangers

October 20th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 20 secs

Does kindness count anymore?

“There you are.” As I opened the front door, there was our youngest son, still battered and bloodied. Read the rest of this entry »

Random? Where?
Owls are meant to be wise, not random. But there's always the exception...

Random? Me? Never

October 19th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 45 secs

Random? Where?

Be honest with me. Do you ever do random things? Most of my life I’ve been accused of being weird, random, eccentric, and well…mad. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids can fit anywhere
It's easy...if you are a kid.

Do Kids Do Yoga?

October 18th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 42 secs

Kids can fit anywhere

It’s a fascinating thing. Not just how they do it, but why? Read the rest of this entry »

What's love really?
How real is love?

Love Actually

October 17th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 0 secs

What's love really?

“Bah! It’s just chemicals.”

That’s what Papa once told me.

How can love, the force that brings people together with such intensity and passion, stem from a mere cocktail of biological chemicals? Read the rest of this entry »

What weird sayings
So many sayings, so little sense.

Why Sayings Say it Well

October 16th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 49 secs

What weird sayings

Ah, sayings. Those quirky, funny expressions that add color to our speech. Sayings like “a wigwam for a goose’s bridleRead the rest of this entry »

Children deserves good books. But how should you help them choose?
How good are children's books?

Children’s Books: How Should You Choose?

October 15th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 28 secs

Children deserves good books. But how should you help them choose?

“What books should my children read?”

Many mothers ask that question. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy but clueless
Happy to meet you. But I've got no idea what you're talking about!

Happy But Confused? Welcome to My World!

October 14th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Happy but clueless

Sometimes life is very confusing, isn’t it? Happy as we were to go Stateside for an especially happy Christmas holiday, there were times when the local lingo left me totally stumped. Read the rest of this entry »

You said WHAT?
Huh? Happy legs run like clockwork sausages? Switch off your predictive!

Happy With Predictive Text?

October 13th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

You said WHAT?

Grrr!!!

How often does predictive text get the better of you? I’d like to say “never.” But for some reason my phone comes up with the weirdest things. Read the rest of this entry »

Gratitude? Wot for?
Gratitude doesn't always come naturally, does it?

Gratitude Not Attitude

October 12th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 40 secs

Gratitude? Wot for?

How much gratitude do you get? Let me guess Read the rest of this entry »