Words to Live By
Too often we're behind a camera lens - instead of just BEing there.
Shut Up, Negative! 25 Motivational Mantras.
while I do agree with this, I believe said child(ten) will remember the feeling of being left out when say, a grandparent, buys more for the other grandchild and seems to forget the others or spends significantly less, very obviously less. That makes em feel like crap and way less important. Add in zero time spent with said child from grandparent and there ya go.
I'm learning this the hard way. When people are so accustomed to you being so nice and agreeable....they don't react so pleasantly when you start to say "no", or voice your opinion. They feel they've always had an advantage over you, because you let them...and now that's being taken away. You have to start small, and work your way up. Even if it means you end up alone sometimes.
YOU teach people to treat you well or treat you poorly. They will do what YOU allow.
Great Minds... always one of my favorite quotes!
Created to be Different
12 Things Happy People Do Differently ~ So worth reading!