- Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. Queen Elizabeth II
- “You have to realize that there is something special within you, a basic goodness that you must choose to manifest in every way you can – toward your family, your profession and your planet. Each of us has something good to offer.” Les Brown, Live Your Dreams
- The optimum number of children in a family, the number that’s most likely to ensure that your family is a happy one, is the number of children you have right now. Linda Blair, Siblings
- A person’s family life and home environment have a huge impact on how their personalities and priorities are formed. Florian Hewitt, Einstein: Famous Scientist, Committed Pacifist, And Timeless Genius
- Families need a media that represents the diversity of their audiences, that encourages imaginative play and shared learning among family members and that minimizes oppressive, stereotyped, and overcommercialized contents. Gee Elisabeth; Lori M. Takeuchi; Ellen Wartella, Children and Families in the Digital Age
- I can’t imagine moving out of this life without leaving behind a healthy family – not a perfect family, but generations who will continue to love each other. Our family isn’t perfect, but I couldn’t be more thrilled with every one of them. Best of all, we enjoy each other. Gary Smalley, Let’s Do Family Together
- For many, Christmas is a special and magical time of the year where families gather, fireplaces are lit, icicles hang from windows and inflatable Santas sit in front yards. Claude Jennings, Christmas 364
- Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. Margaret Mead
- The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you. Kendall Hailey
- Family life is full of major and minor crisis – the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It’s difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. Thomas Moore
- What better word summarizes the relationship between children, parents and grandparents? Even in the midst of conflict, confusion and miscommunications, we can thank the Lord through faith that we are blessed to be a family. Rich Bimler, Grandparents: Play, Pray, Proclaim
- Family life contributes immensely to an individual’s happiness. Only in a happy homelife can complete contentment be found. Dorothea S. Koppliln
- A smile also works wonders with your own family. A smile given to each child or spouse when you see them no matter where or when will communicate you are open and welcoming. Byron Pulsifer, Just A Smile
- Somehow the home without God is missing a vital ingredient; we cannot enter fully into the true blessing of family living if our homes are not lifted up to God for his blessing. Al Bryant
- Family consists of people that love and Family consists of people that love and care about each other mutually, and no matter what our background is, we can have people to call family. John Shea, Strategic Empathy
- “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. Paul Pearshall
- “That is not to say that children who feel jealousy or who act out of jealousy have poor family values (after all jealousy is a completely normal emotion,) but it is important to stress family values with a child who is experiencing jealousy to try to help them to understand why their behavior may not be acceptable.” Sophie Banks, On Children and Jealousy
- Not only has there been a change in the nature of ageing, there have also been huge changes in family life over the past 50 or so years. These too impact on the grandmothering role, and challenge the stereotypes of older women. Doreen Rosenthal, New Age Nanas Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century
- My family provided me with the proper information and inspiration for me to overcome the challenge of blindness. David DeNotaris
- “We can only control our reactions to events in our lives and that is hard enough. So do not place any unneeded pressure on yourself or your family trying to compete with or compare to other people. James Perdue, Persevere Past your Paralysis
- . . . though our family life was simple, I wasn’t aware that we were poor. Maybe we didn’t have many possessions, but we never went hungry, were cold, or lacked love. Yanni, Yanni in Words
- While you may have many other responsibilities in life like your family, work, school or relationships, you should also learn to relax and play. Christopher Michaels, Think Positive
- I now see that serving the entire family (holistic services) and building community are some of the very things that create the kind of environment that allows youth to avoid risks, get an education, and prepare for jobs and college. Mario Morino, Leap of Reason
- Knowing the fact that death is inevitable, and the time of death is not dependent on age, so why not talk about this at least in order to prepare your family, and for yourself, to interpret it not as a loss, but rather as the acquisition of life. Sunday Adelaja, How To Overcome The Fear Of Death
- One of the greatest ways to lead your family is to be vulnerable enough to show your emotion. This doesn’t mean you need to be out of control, but it does require you to be authentic. Jerrad Lopes, Step Up
- The U.S. culture has changed and continues to change in a sense of respect to the senior citizens that have provided for their families and worked throughout their lives, and are inevitably deserving to have the rest of their lives relaxed and have that peace of mind that an older one deserves. Corey Johnston, Free Stuff for Seniors
- Special people in our life sometimes can become our family, it doesn’t mean they have to be blood related, it means appreciating those who care and love you. B. B. Butler
- There are some good things about jobs. They provide a pretty decent l evel of stability and consistency that you can count on. With a family and fixed amount of expenses, this consistency and safety can’t be overlooked. Buck Flogging, Quit Your Job in 6 Months
- As I remained in this world of obesity, I felt as though as I was all alone. But I wasn’t, my family was waiting for me on the outside, reaching for me, yearning for me. Suzanne Doyle-Ingram, Shine, Volume II
- Teenagers can also be good decision makers at home. When there is a family discussion happening, make sure you include your teenager in the discussion if the topic is healthy enough to involve them. Marvin Ryan, Self Esteem
- In fact, if we admit it, most of us have never bothered to stop for a moment and think what we want our family to look like, or more accurately, with what kind of values we would like to characterize our family. Nurit Levi, Change Your Child`s Negative Behavior
- People often stop learning about each other because they feel like they already know all there is to know. Family is notorious for this. C.J. Kruse, Her 28 Day Marriage Challenge
- Other issues that can have a negative effect on a married couple are problems concerning finances, health status, and pressure from family. Jessica Gardner, Marriage Counselling From Home
- May I say at this point that every person and ever family has problems and there are problems in everything a person does, the important thing do they really want to do something? John Barrett, SoS-Life Enhancement
- In our families, parents save so their kids will have a great foundation for living a better life; because they love them. Pinkie Bagele Taolo, The Letter
Love and Life
- Families are the first in our lives, as we grow we drift a bit but always returning to those who love, encourage, and support us the most, our family. Catherine Pulsifer
- Men named after deadbeat fathers might have a lack of pride about themselves or at least about their name. But for me, I was always proud that family is the foundation of who we are. Dennis Lominac, My Family is My Life
- Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. Evan Esar
- Because parents are the linchpins of your relationship with your grandchild understanding family relationships and how to deal with them successfully is critically important to being an effective grandparent. Arthur Kornhaber M.D., The Grandparent Guide
- We start with our family, we may stray as life goes on but we all end up with our family – appreciate them! Catherine Pulsifer
- I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed. Anais Nin
- No family is perfect, but God can rebuild broken walls and restore lost dreams. By the grace of God we must do all we can to keep families strong and full of the hope that comes from fulfilling God’s ideal. Dr David Jeremiah
- The very first team we ever encounter is the family we are born into, and then as we grow we move to schools and colleges. Derek Stanzma, Team Building
- Remember that your actions and decisions for the family will pay off once you are fully confident in raising your children. Fhilcar Faunillan, Smart Parenting
- Various influences – our parents, other family members, teachers, books we’ve read, discussions we’ve had, life experiences – all merge together to form our core values. Maya Green, Resolution Evolution for Moms
- Your own family can negatively influence your life. Often it is done unintentionally. Sandra Leon, Success And Happiness
- Not only does the world improve when women thrive individually, but so will our families, organizations, communities, and governments. Dr. Rachel Talton, Flourish: Have it All Without Losing Yourself
Change The World
- Set goals with your family also. Help children learn this process early in life. Meir Liraz, How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills
- While at work, keep a picture of your family on your desk. This reminds you that there is another world of yours at home. M. K. Soni
- The realities and challenges related to aging parents is a family matter. Deliberate on the best way to cope with this change if your only option is to provide the care, yourself. Kathy Bishopson, Caring for Elderly Parents
- Our family and cultural background forms our perception of how to express anger. Malcom Rockwood, Dealing with Difficult People
- . . you have to STOP asking for perfection – perfect family, perfect grades, perfect job, perfect love life, and perfect physique. They simply won’t exist . . Russell Davis, Take a Leap of Faith and Accept Your Imperfections
Words of Encouragement
- A few dollars can make the difference to what a family will be able to afford. When you buy food in bulk, it works to reduce the cost of food and helps you to buy more. John Michaels, Learn How To Give On The Cheap
Make A Difference
- Children crave to feel needed, valued, and recognized as a part of the family. To a child, belonging means to feel noticed, included, accepted and loved. Richard O’Keef, How to Get Kids to Behave
- From family to work to passions and interests, these are all very important details to better understand the person sitting on the other side of the table. Calvin Simpson, Life Through The Eyes Of A Smile
- Many just attribute an unhappy marriage to their inability to persuade, but a marriage and a family is about compromise, understanding, and effort. Dr. Rachel Venturini, How to Persuade
- The need for parents to embrace a mindful and consciousness-based approach to parenting is more apparent than ever before. Society is in a constant state of flux, and families are under increasing pressure keep up with the changes. A. C. Jones, The Mindful Parenting Handbook
- When your children are in college, don’t treat them as 8-year olds any more. Think of them as young adults and try to maintain a healthy relationship so you’ll be a close family five years from now. Lee Binz, Senior Year Step-by-Step
- There is no such thing as a perfect family. Behind every door there are issues, the difference is accepting and encouraging each family member as they are not as we would like them to be. Catherine Pulsifer
- “The family is the corner stone of our society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled. So, unless we work to strengthen the family, to create conditions under which most parents will stay together, all the rest – schools, playgrounds, and public assistance, and private concern – will never be enough. Lyndon Baines Johnson
- “To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II
- Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice. Reinhold Niebuhr
Quote of The Day
- Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes, but when captured and escape is not possible, giving up short of dying and making the best you can of the new situation is also good for your genes. Keith Henson
Best Motivational Quotes
- God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)
Encouraging Bible Verses
- A boy who goes through a lot of traumatic experiences during childhood may have less confidence than one who had the ‘ideal’ upbringing, parents that loved him and a happy family life. Steven Spencer, Confidence
- A loving, monogamous couple raising children taught to respect each other is a family unit where each member can reach their fullest potential. Dave Gipson, Your Brain’s Too Small for God
- Your family must never become your peer group because it leads to unnecessary limitations on your independence. This does not disqualify the love you have for family; the key is just to never misplace the role that family has in your life. Josh Austin, Habits: Extraordinary Habits for Ordinary People
- As we discussed how babies and pregnancy were such a gift, it became clear that God really does shape each family – whether it’ s in vitro, egg donors, adoption, natural or deciding not to have children. Heather Shore, God Uses Deeply Wounded People
- We get married to feel the blissful belonging and love of family life, and we feel happy amid of our loved ones and children. Subhashree Rout, Live Your Balanced Life Now
- My family. I realized they are the most important part of my life. Throughout the year I had many challenges, but my family were always there offering support and encouragement. Catherine Pulsifer
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In “47 Motivating Quotes for Men Dealing with Divorce,” you’ll learn:
—What Arnold Schwarzenegger says is the true benefit of dealing with hardship
—How Michael Jordan faces obstacles
—What Winston Churchill says about “giving up”
—What Henry Ford reminds you about when “everything is going against you”…
—Plus 43 other motivational quotes to give you a powerful lift to help you not only survive your divorce but thrive after it!
A quote from ~ Bill Gates ~
This should be posted on every wall so that kids all over the world can read and digest these wise words.
Love him or hate him , he sure hits the nail on the head with this!
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about eleven things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!
Rule 2: The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: They called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were: So before you save the rain-forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. *This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. (Do that on your own time.)
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
If you can read this…thank a Teacher.
If you can read this in English…thank a Soldier!
And for life and everything else you have…thank God!
Now….think about this and smile if you agree and please pass this on….
If you don’t agree, go stick your head in the SAND and take a DEEP BREATH!
If you agree, like and pass this on because everyone should read this!