Life lesson

Life lesson

 

This is a life lesson, from one of my most favourite books – The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

“It is similar to one brother asking another, “Why did you grow up to be a drunk?” The answer is “Because Dad was a drunk.” The second brother then asks, “Why didn’t you grow up to be a drunk?” The answer is “Because Dad was a drunk.” Some more complete answers are found in Robert Ressler’s classic book Whoever Fights Monsters. He speaks of the tremendous importance of the early puberty period for boys. Before then, the anger of these boys might have been submerged and without focus, perhaps turned inward in the form of depression, perhaps (as in most cases) just denied, to emerge later. But during puberty, this anger collides with another powerful force, one of the most powerful in nature: sexuality. Even at this point, say Ressler and others, these potential hosts of monsters can be turned around through the (often unintentional) intervention of people who show kindness, support, or even just interest. I can say from experience that it doesn’t take much.”
Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

 

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

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Moms and dads, today do at least one thing for you. Whatever it is that makes you happy, do a little bit of it each day. Your children are watching. Let them see you be happy!

As i said in previous Posts, before i came to Sweden, i never had a cup of coffee in my ENTIRE LIFE! Now it is the “it” in the morning. Coffee first, then parenting. Instant Dad! Just add coffee.

Coffee quotes

As you sip your cup of coffee, take in some of my favorite coffee quotes. May your drink of choice, e.g. coffee, hot or iced tea, Diet Coke, hot chocolate, be stronger than your toddler.

“What do you want?”

“Just coffee. Black – like my soul.”

Cassandra Clare

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”

Cassandra Clare

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.”

David Lynch

“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”

Louisa May Alcott

I wish you all a good day full of love, joy and a shot of espresso 🙂

Marco