Motivation Monday – When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

Quotes About Family And Beach

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You know, with Easter just ending the other day, I couldn’t help but think about all the kids that had their candy-filled Easter baskets, & the super fun they probably had searching for hidden Easter eggs. I don’t have my own children, but as I’ve stated in my bio, I have cared for them, & I also have several nieces & nephews.  And do you know what I’ve noticed? Kids LOVE to copy & imitate. They love to play follow the leader, they love to pretend.  Many times I will give a child a specific verbal response to an action, & on another occasion hear one of them respond to another child with the very same wording! They are so amazing, & yet so impressionable.

I discovered this video some time ago & thought it was just too profound not to share, so take a moment to view it…especially if you are a parent, or have an authoritative role in the lives of children, please do watch!

Also, share your comments on what you thought about it.  Enjoy 😊

Fun Friday – It’s a Showdown!

Video: La Gaurdia Cross.

It’s a fight to the finish! Enjoy! 🙂

Fun Friday – 7 Ways Children Can Teach You To Be Happy

I can so relate ! I get this question a lot as well 🙂



“Why do you work with children? I couldn’t do that, they’re such hard work.”

This is something people say to me when I tell them I’m a childminder.  My simple answer is that they make me happy. They do. There is nothing more innocent or honest than a young child. Luckily all of my mindees have good lives and seem to be genuinely happy little people. Their happiness rubs off on me. So why are children so happy and can we adults learn from them?  Here are a few things I’ve observed that I believe help children stay happy .


Most young children want what’s best for them.  They believe that getting what they want is far more important than anything else. Empathy generally doesn’t kick in with children until they’re around 4 or 5, and older children still have difficulty in being empathetic. Empathy is obviously…

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Wishful Wednesday – Mindfulness


“I’m doing my best to be mindful about how I’m living: to be kind and patient, and not to impose a bad mood on somebody else. Being mindful is as good a way to be spiritual as anything else.”― Deirdre O’Kane


So, my wish for you today is …. Be Mindful

Regardless of what may be going on in our own lives or surroundings, it’s good to remember that we’re not the only ones…others have their own issues to deal with too.  If we can be a bit more understanding with one another, what a wonderful result that would be. 😊


Wishful Wednesday – Boxes


“So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.” – Sylvia Plath

So, my wish for you today is …. To open up

Not only yourselves, but also try to discover the gems inside of someone else 🙂

Motivation Monday – Broken Ties

“People come into your life for a reason, a season, a lesson”- Dr. D. Ivan Young –

Hello everyone.  It’s a new week & a new season. Can you believe it? Fall is already here.   It seems like time is just flying by.  I have to admit, with the end of the summer season, I took some time to reflect & review.  As a result, my thoughts went to relationships.  Relationships with friends, employers, family…etc.  I began to go over the relationships with people who have been beneficial to me & the ones that have not.

What would be considered a beneficial relationship?

When people …

-Are there for you,

-Have a positive impact

-Are loyal & believe in you.

So, the opposite would be true…

-They are not consistently there for you,

-They do not have a positive impact

-And are not loyal (or have dishonest intentions).

Have you been in a relationship that fell a part? A relationship or friendship that you thought was rock solid & that would stand the test of time?  It’s difficult to endure, yes I know. Sometimes, you feel as if your world will never come back together, things will never be the same.

What did you learn from it?  What did you find out about yourself?

It’s good to give everyone a chance & the benefit of the doubt….it is NOT good to CONTINUE to allow people to stay in your inner circle once you realize they are not beneficial or adding to you.  In the long run, this will only cause more harm than good.

Whether they let you down, or thought you let them down…unfortunately in life, people will leave you, jobs may fire you, & sometimes, you will have to let some people or partnerships go. Some situations are well deserved, others may still be a mystery.   Maybe you will cross paths again, or maybe not, but they’ve served their purpose for the time being.

I’ve experienced relationships that came to an end…from jobs & personal. At the time, I thought the world would come screeching to a halt, & of course it did not, per I’m still here writing you about it!  And usually, the parting of ways would actually work out in my favor, although it wasn’t obvious to me at the time.

Life can be difficult.  You need as much love & support as you can get…you deserve to surround yourself in an environment where supporters are willing to back you up & go the extra mile with you.  You owe it to yourself to have the best life you can have.  Mutual love, understanding, & respect are the only ties that can keep any relationship together… whether friends, family or otherwise.  So, learn from your mistakes.  Surround yourself with positive people & partnerships, per true friends are there for life!

So, if there are some people or situations in your life that you have parted ways with, either past or future,  I want to encourage you today with a short poem to remember…

Be of good cheer & don’t lose heart,

Over relationships that have gone awry…

Keep a pure heart & a good conscience,

And don’t hold any resentments…

It’s a new season & a new day,

New opportunities & friendships are coming your way. 🙂  © J.L.Hunt