Are you the parents of a lot of young kids and have you ever noticed how strangers say things that are hurtful? While the tone and meaning behind this specific comment can be different, depending on who says it and how it’s said, this is a response that covers it.
This blogger thought of a brilliant comeback that is not mean but is sure to stop a few people in their tracks. If anyone has ever told you, “looks like you have your hands full!” you’ll know exactly what to say!
As we consider resolutions and goals for the New Year, certainly a worthy one would be to follow the Lord’s admonition to be of good cheer. Being of good cheer is a virtue. Cheerfulness is a condition, more of the mind than of circumstance, and is worthy of cultivation.
Read the rest by Daryl Hoole at Mormon Blog.
How do you cultivate an attitude of good cheer? Leave a comment here.
yourLDSneighborhood News for Friday, 4 November, 2011
To Become Like Ruth
by Cindy Beck
Two men are sitting on a park bench. One says to his buddy, “My mother-in-law is an angel.” His friend replies, “You’re lucky. Mine is still alive.”
When dating my husband, I assumed that jokes like that were a comedian’s stock-in-trade and held no basis in reality. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I get along with Russ’s mom … I never went into the marriage viewing Mom as an enemy. The fact that we both loved the same man gave us common ground. (Well, that and a love of flowers!) (more…)
yourLDSneighborhood News for Wednesday, 26 October, 2011
Life Is Just So Daily
by Linda Garner
amazing for her friends to see.
She cleaned the house and fed the fishes,
Walked the dog, and did the dishes.
She drove her kids, plus neighbors, to school,
and lectured about the golden rule.
She wiped half a dozen runny noses,
And always took time to smell the roses. (more…)
yourLDSneighborhood News for Monday, 17 October, 2011
Teaching Children Proper Phone Etiquette
by Rachelle Christensen
Have you ever been surprised by a phone call?
Did you handle it well? Or was the person on the other side surprised by your reaction?
Rachelle gives us a few tips on how to teach our children to answer the phone in a polite manner. (more…)
Welcome to the yourLDSneighborhood News for Friday, 23 September
Playin’ Hooky from School
by Phil van Dijk
Do you have fond memories of time with mom?
If that’s the case, you’ll enjoy reading Phil’s article about his childhood memories. (more…)
Welcome to the Neighborhood News
In our Personal Touch with Rebecca Cressman segment, she interviews Lori Paulsen. Lori is raising four beautiful children. But it is the son she didn’t get to raise that changed the way she sees life and death. (more…)