"My children, who don't know they play on a graveyard. Peeta says it will be okay. We have each other. And the book. We can make them
I Have... Who Has... Student's Favorites Back to School edition is a perfect "get to know you activity." Each student will have to work with each other to play this "fill in the blank game." Once all the cards are filled out: *Collect them *Shuffle them *Then redistribute one card per student *Student with "the first card" reads their card word for word. Then whoever has the card with the answer to that card reads their card and so forth.
SEATING and SETTINGS.
25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
- until we have seen someone's darkness we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is. -Marianne Williamson
Hey all,My name is Jenn… I’m the creator of the “Big Is Beauty Project” on Youtube.I took this picture about a year ago, right after I had surgery.I took it to prove a point. If someone of say, a size 2 were to have taken this picture - it would be beautiful and artistic. If someone of my size takes a picture like this, nothing but negative comments are written about it. Is this right? No. It’s not. Who are you to tell me I can’t be beautiful and artistic? Don’t be afraid of what others have to say. If you like your body and want to share it with the world - GO RIGHT AHEAD!!!!Get to know someone before you judge them. You have no right making other people feel like crap just because you don’t like the way they look.I struggled with body image my entire life, and just recently over the past few years have come to terms with the size of my body. It is possible to love your body, yet hate it at the same time. But, when the hate starts overpowering the love - you need to make a change. You can either try and change how you look, and transform your body into something that you’ll adore… Or, you can learn to accept and love the body that life has given you. You’ll never be perfect. Nobody is perfect. Nobody can say that they love absolutely everything about themselves. Learn to take something negative, and change it into something positive.t’s okay to be fat. Just as it’s okay to be skinny, white, black, gay, bisexual, straight, whatever. You’re you, and you are beautiful no matter what.Everybody is different, every body is different.[Exerpts from my blog; http://missbigbeauty.tumblr.com]BE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
FITness NOT THINness
Okay, maybe if/when we have a girl...Looks like fun to make either way. nightstand play kitchen
Forgiveness doesn't have anything to do with the other person. It doesn't matter if they know we forgave them or not. Forgiveness has to do
i don't have kids (yet), but someday i'ma make them one of these out of the extra large hula hoops. you know, so i can get in there with
Elizabeth Smart speaks on human trafficking -CSMonitor.com "I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, I'm that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.' And that's how easy it is to feel like you know longer have worth, you know longer have value" "Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value." Smart says children should be educated that "you will always have value and nothing can change that."
Dr. Jean says a rubber band can give much-needed support for children who have a hard time holding a pencil correctly.
Interesting...Dr. Jean says a rubber band can give much-needed support for children who have a hard time holding a pencil correctly.
DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes.
PART 2! The OTHER 15 Ways I Blew my Marriage---Some things stay true no matter who says them
ideas on love
“We are most blessed when we see ourselves as we are seen by [the Savior] and know ourselves as we are known by Him. In this world, we do not really grasp who we are until we know whose we are. The Lord says, ‘I will not forget you. I have graven you on the palms of my hands’ (see Isaiah 49:15-16). He will never forget us nor our real identity. [And, neither should we ever] forget whose we are. We are His.” –Truman G. Madsen www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lord-Jesus-Christ/173301249409767
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We all know that vegetables are an important part of our diet. However, sometimes it can be a chore to get children to eat them. If your
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you know, I may have loved this ring just as much as the diamond I got on my wedding day. Who says it has to cost thousands? The
At Some Point, You Have To Make A Decision. Boundaries Don't Keep Other People Out. They Fence You In. Life Is Messy. That's How We're Made. So You Can Waste Your Lives Drawing Lines, Or You Can Live Your Life Crossing Them ...
I know these look hard to make, but they are so much fun that even little ones can make them! It’s like playing with Play Doh! Great for
Marks and Spencers
Make your husband's 60th birthday extra wonderful this year by sending him this beautiful greetings card. With loving sentiment and warm wishes. Dimensions: H220xW220mm Cover text: Husband you're 60 when you've seen as many things together as we have... Inside text: ...and you have all the special moments and memories to look back on... You don't need words to tell each other how you feel - you just know happy 60th birthday Brown envelope Special Size Type: One size £4.00
LOL know I can make them my hole-in-1's at valentines too!!
Rather than buying the flowers for around $1.50 each, I can make my own! Who knew?!
Barely there bikinis don't have to mean the absence of fabric. The phrase can also refer to bikinis that are made in a style that makes them smooth and flattering when worn instead of bulky. This one is a great example of what we mean. It features a beautiful halter-style bodice with straps that twist and crisscross each other in the back and another one that goes around the bottom edge for support. The bottoms feature a wide, gathered waistband that adds a nice polishing touch. This great little bikini is flattering to just about any body type, comfortable to wear and quite sexy as well. Just a great addition to anyone's summer wardrobe!
Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don't have to go through them alone.