All posts tagged: love

1 of the Best Animations I’ve Seen

Mr. Peabody and Sherman is one of the best animated movies I’ve seen. Full of intellect and humor, it’s a heart-warming display of parental love and guidance, intertwined with vivid, entertaining history lessons and a glimpse of peer pressure, getting along, and standing up for yourself. We laughed, we smiled, our hearts sank here and there while we were taken back in time in virtual reality to the French Revolution, ancient Egypt, Italy in the Renaissance, the Trojan War and more. We left the theater feeling good all over, having laughed while endorphins ran through us, and feeling just a little more in tune with history. And let me not sign off without mentioning the adorable little tail wag at the end, signifying it all — the bond between a father dog and his human son. (And speaking of parental love & guidance, peer pressure, and getting along, check out my books . . . they touch on all these things too.)

An Amazing Reminder That Discipline is Love

Love = Discipline. It’s hard to remember, and sometimes harder to enforce. My daughter and I saw an amazing thing the other day . . . at a horse rescue farm . . . that has served as a remarkable reminder that loving means disciplining. I’ll set the stage: We’re looking on – into a small horse corral. In it there is a lively colt and his human handler. The colt quickly moves from lively to uncontrollable. While the handler is proficiently directing and leading the colt out of the corral, the colt refuses any attempt to be guided or led through the gate. After many attempts, the colt will have nothing to do with walking through the gate. He insists on charging toward the wooden barracks, at an unsafe and uncontrolled pace. He is jumping and thrashing, while putting his head up toward the handler as if to say, well, _____ you! He didn’t stop there. That little colt even stomped his hoof right at the handler, in timed cadence, protesting each of her …

Honoring Martin Luther King

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., we honor him, his tireless Dream, and his long-lasting words: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” “I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” “The time is always right to do the right thing.” Let us forever honor him, his Dream, and his courageous, tireless endeavors for us all to achieve it.

An ExtraOrdinary New Year

A new year is here. We all approach it a bit differently. Are you jumping in to make the resolution list? Or taking it all in and waiting to see where 2013 might take you? Whether you’re immediately seizing the New Year or letting it more calmly embrace you, here is a neat concept (given to me yesterday by our local pastor). She said: Be extraordinary in an ordinary world. Find the kindness, the generosity, the love in your heart . . . and spread it. Do the extraordinary things that just might not seem ordinary in our world. Being extraordinary can mean big things, of course; or it can mean those little things in our “ordinary” daily world – like letting the person go ahead of you. Holding the door. Opening the door. Looking for ways — big and small — to help someone out. That’s where I’ll start this year (with just a few more on the list). At least one extraordinary thing each day — big or small. Maybe it will be …