Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Twelfth Lesson

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Lesson Number Twelve: It's OK to let your children see you cry.

Crying is not a sign of weakness. It could be a sign of vulnerability behind a strong will. I have seen many people whom I did not see crying, yet whose actions and reactions show how "crying babies' they were. People who always complain and are never grateful of the goodness life has to offer them.

Anyway just cry, cry cry when you feel like crying. Let the children see and explain them later why you cried. Children are such easy creatures to teach. They are designed that way. They still have no prejudgments whatsoever inside of them. Letting them see us cry is a learning process for them. It helps them understand that it's okay to see our vulnerabilities at times. It is okay to let out. It is easy to let go. And when all the tears dried up life has to move on again the way it should be.

Crying also brings health benefits for us. It clears us of the emotional toxins we are feeling inside. So whenever you feel like crying whether in front of the children or not just do it. It's always okay.
Get happy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Eleventh Lesson

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Lesson Number Eleven: Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

I believe we are a result of our history. What we did in the past defines much of who we really are in our present. If we have an ugly past, we could be ugly too if we allow it to shape us ugly. However, if we rise up from the ugliness of our past we become much prettier in our present. Because we already know how it is to be "ugly", we struggle to become beautiful which is who we really are.

Regina Brett is right. No matter what transpired in the past we have to make peace with it. We don't have to just bury anything we did not like in our past. It would only get out of the tomb over and over again because it's not dead. We just assume it is or had been.

Brother Bo Sanchez said, "our past does not define our future". True. But we could never change our future if we fail to make peace with our past. Thus we have to accept everything that happened in the past, whether we like it or not. Only then moving on is much easier and the present much happier.

Get happy!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Tenth Lesson

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Lesson Number Ten: When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

     "Then there is this wonderful feeling that you get, when consuming your favorite candy bar or other chocolate treat. Eating chocolate puts you into a much better mood, bringing you in touch with the small child within. Whether it is a good peanut butter filled chocolate, chocolate covered raisins, or white chocolate, you will experience deep satisfaction as you indulge yourself. It's not easy to explain, because only true chocolate lovers can understand this."

     The above words of Michael Rusell are one of the many reasons why restraining ourselves from eating chocolate is futile. Yeah, it's rewarding and liberating to eat something you either love or refrain from, for some specific reasons. 

     I do love chocolates just like Regina Brett. But I do love ice cream more.

     Get happy!

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