Be Kind To Your Future Self

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On the morning we departed, my mother stripped her bed, washed and dried the linens, and remade the bed perfectly, as if she were preparing it for a guest. I was baffled. Nobody was going to be visiting while we were away; why go to so much time and trouble? “Oh,” my mother explained, when I asked why she had bothered, “this is just a little present I’m giving my future self. This way, when she comes home all tired and worn-out at the end of her vacation, she’ll have the gift of fresh, clean sheets waiting to welcome her back to her own bed.”… Read More

Be Kind To Yourself

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Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies when we get down on ourselves, feeling hopelessly incompetent for whatever task we are facing. We defeat ourselves when we say “I can’t.” Or if we are afraid of failing. Kids are … Read More