Teach kids how to BE SAFE when home alone.
What to do:
all doors locked, and never answer the door unless there is an adult
present. Don't even go to the door.
the phone only if they recognize the name/number on the caller ID.
Never mention that parents aren't there.
where the first-aid kit is, and how to use it. Also, rehearse what to do
in case of a fire or a tornado.
meals or snacks using the microwave, not the stove.
who are too young to be unsupervised should go to a neighbor-whom you've
made prearrangements with-in the event you're not home when they get
Eyes of the Beholder
The difference between a mountain
and a molehill is your perspective.
People can get on your nerves sometimes,
can't they? However, if we manage to take a step back from those
annoying times, we can actually dlve a little deeper for actual causes
for the seemingly irritating behavior. For example…
Is the person at the cash register really dim-witted
because she gave you the wrong change, or, perhaps, did she just make
a mistake? Paying attention?
Does the person who mistakenly cut you off really
deserve to have a plague put on his family, or did he just not see
you? or just wasn't paying attention!!
Does the person you're explaining the budgeting
report to really need to have pictures drawn for him to understand
your points, or are you merely talking above him?
Was he paying attention?!!
The problem is with our eyes; we have
nearsightedness. Not literally, of course, but sometimes we have a
limited perception of what we see; we don't often "see" the whole story.
As a result, we can judge too quickly and be
Here's a tip:
Instead, try to have some much-needed peripheral vision; maybe things
aren't as bad as they appear. Give yourself (and others) the benefit of
a doubt, and don't be so harsh.
After all, our eyes can play tricks on us.
What you can control, though, is your own focus: what you
choose to see—in others and yourself.
Have a Bless