Believe you can and you’re halfway there

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”– Theodore Roosevelt

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What Does Love Mean to 4-8 Year Old Kids?

“The problem is,We look for someone to grow old together, While the secret is to find someone to stay a child with!” – Charles Bukowski

What does Love mean to 4-8 year old kids? Slow down for a few minutes to read this…💕

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, ‘What does love mean?’ The answers they got were broader, deeper, and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined!

‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore… So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ Rebecca – age 8

‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ Billy – age 4

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’ Karl – age 5

‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.’ Chrissy – age 6

‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’ Terri – age 4

‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’ Danny – age 8

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and just listen.’ Bobby – age 7

‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.’ Nikka – age 6

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.’ Noelle – age 7

‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ Tommy – age 6

‘During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’ Cindy – age 8

‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ Clare – age 6

‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’ Elaine – age 5

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’ Chris – age 7

‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’ Mary Ann – age 4

‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ Lauren – age 4

‘When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ (what an image!) Karen – age 7

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross…’ Mark – age 6

‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ Jessica – age 8

And the final one: The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, ‘Nothing, I just helped him cry.’

Now, take a few seconds and post this for others to inspire and spread Love like butter! And then be a child again today!💖😘💕

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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously!

Don’t take yourself too seriously! Seriously 😉 People are desperate for approval – the fear of rejection often prevent us from doing what we want. Kids play and do what they feel like – that’s how they learn.

When we fear being laughed at, we stop…

– Doing what we want

– Having fun

– Learning

That’s the problem with taking ourselves too seriously: We choose to look good over learning new things. Fear makes our lives boring and repetitive.

So do something out of your comfort zone. Join that martial arts club or local gym, take singing or dance lessons, learn to invest or paint, pick up a new skill, or polish off an old one.

Be a kid & don’t take yourself too seriously! 🤪

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Make Me Smarter #15

Make Me Smarter #15: A wind storm in Australia nearly interrupted the moon landing broadcast.

When NASA’s Apollo 11 landed on the moon, it was a historic moment for all of humanity, broadcast internationally. But it was also nearly interrupted by a wind storm that blew through Australia. That’s where the Parkes dish, which would receive the broadcast signals from the moon, was located. When a wind storm with 60 mph winds slammed right into the dish, the crew on the ground kept their cool and a delay meant that the storm had time to pass over before the critical signals were finally sent around the world. According to Smithsonian magazine, “Those TV images would never have reached the world’s living rooms without the help of a crack team of Australian scientists and engineers, working in the bush a few hundred miles west of Sydney.”

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/wind-storm-australia-almost-interrupted-apollo-11-moon-landing-broadcast-180972581/

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Make Me Smarter #14

Make Me Smarter #14: The furry tufts of hair inside a cat’s ear are called ear furnishings.

The next time you’re playing with an adorably fuzzy feline, you might want to notice those fluffy bits of fur that stick out of the cat’s ears, which have a super cute name: ear furnishings.

https://www.petmd.com/cat/care/cat-facts-10-interesting-things-about-cat-ears

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What Brings Out the Worst In Humanity..?

What brings out the worst in people, groups and cultures? Interested to know what you think – there’s plenty more to add to the list, however I stuck to my top 3.

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Make Me Smarter #13

Make Me Smarter #13: Eggshells are being used to grow new human bones.

Chicken eggshells are mostly made up of calcium carbonate, a substance that also exists in human bones. That’s why researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) believe that eggs are ideal for growing new bone for humans who have suffered injuries to their own skeleton. “There is a great need for developing new and functional materials to repair and regenerate damaged bone,” Gulden Camci-Unal, a professor of chemical engineering at UML who led the research, told Smithsonian magazine in 2019. “At our lab, we like to take unconventional approaches; we look at nature and try to see what we can use that already exists.”

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/bm/c9bm00230h#!divAbstract

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-scientists-are-using-eggshells-grow-new-bone-180972641/

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Expression of the Day 10th October, 2020

Expression of the Day! What do you think Kate Middleton’s facial expression is saying? What’s the context – what do you think is going on? Would there be a word, sound or sentence you’d expect to see with this expression?

Interested in your thoughts! Post below:

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There is no Good or Bad, Only Perception

“There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means.” – Ryan Holiday (The Obstacle Is the Way)

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Expression of the Day 7th October, 2020

Expression of the Day! What do you think Brad Pitt’s facial expression is saying? What would be a situation where you might do this yourself? Would there be a word, sound or sentence you’d expect to see with this expression?

Interested in your thoughts! Post below:

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