On the 6th day of Christmas

"The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you’ve got to come home." - Barry Gibb

This year marks 20 years since my last Christmas at home with my family.…

#11 - Get rid of one thing a day for 30 days. 

“A Sunrise is God's way of saying, "Let's start again.” ― Todd Stocker 

Getting rid of one thing a day! I can’t think of 30 things to get rid of. Are we talking things things here? or … 

#8 - Concentrate on being positive at all times. 

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” - Stephen Covey 

And thoughts of course! But some times they creep in without an invitation. What do we do then? 

I have…

#5 - Teach someone something new every day. 

“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.”Alfred Adler 

Things I learned through my years of teaching voice are, that first you have to…

#4 - Learn and practice one new skill every day. 

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle 

If I may be so bold as to begin by adding to what Aristotle has expressed above, I would say, excellence is…

#3 - Perform one selfless act every day

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know when it will be too late.”Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Oh yeah! I’m all over this one. I mean, I’m a mom, my whole life is selfless. Right?  

#2 - Try one new thing every day 

“Start wherever you are and start small.” -Rita Baily 

For the past two days I have been on a course. I wanted to get some tools to deal with people that are difficult. What I got were tools…