Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Reaching in Reaching out -Week 5 (14 days and 14 ways to show love-Day 3)

I want to talk to you of a power within us all!This is the power of self image,how we see ourselves.If you tell yourself good or bad things you start to believe it.So why not get a head start on the day and write some down.When you get a chance read or tell yourself these affirmations.It might seem silly but it is effective!Pretty soon you start to believe!It is not a cure all but it is a good START!

Check out these free affirmations

I have been thinking a lot about when we met.Today I wanted to recreate our first date.I visited him for the weekend.So I stayed with his family.We went bowling for our first Date.Well,the kids wanted to do free skate night fir their school so we were overruled.I was hoping to hold his hand while we skated but it was noisy,our kids don't know how to skate,and one REFUSED to skate at all!Then their were melt downs of all decibels and sizes.Did I mention I had a horrible migraine too!!

What happens when your plans go haywire?

Stop!Hug your spouse.This releases good hormones,called oxytocin.It is released into our bodies.This oxytocin lows both our heart rates and our cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for stress, high blood pressure, and heart disease.Good stuff right?So try to touch your Spouse as much as possible.You can hold hands,cuddle,kiss,touch their arm or knee.

For my KIDS
Children want our attention.The best way to connect with them is when they are going to school or coming home.On the way to school you can ask them questions.Talk to them about a test they might be nervous about!

When you pick them up or they walk in the door try to ask more than "how was school?"Be specific and ask questions that are open to discuss and not fall to the "one word" answer.Ask about their day.What was the best?What did they do at recess.What did they read or learn about?If you know that they are writing a paper ask them about that. Another question could be Did anything funny happen today?I think you get the idea right?It takes practice but you can do it!

When it is study time.Sit down with them and read a book or plan your meals.Then you are right there if they need help.

These are three perfect times to be 100% there!

Prayer for today
That he would stand strong against the pull of this world and the spiritual warfare behind it.

Wash the inside and outside of your windows.You will be amazed how much more light can come through.

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