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Thankful Thursdays

Posted on: 5/16/2022
Gifting Parties in the Garage

Posted on: 5/9/2022

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Thankful Thursdays

Written By: Chip Rudolph ~ 5/16/2022

Throughout our history, there have been numerous wars for a multitude of reasons. Here are some major highlights:

Combat Lives Lost
Civil War
$5.2 Billion
War of 1812
$1.78 Billion
World War I
$208 Billion
World War II
$3 Trillion
Korean War
$336 Billion
$500 Billion
Desert Storm
$140 Billion
$2.3 Trillion

For those who gave their lives serving our country, we honor them in May.

  • BLOGPOST_HappyThursday05162022.jpgVisit gravesites
  • Spend time with family members
  • Join in marches or festivals to honor the fallen
  • Share discussions with family & friends to honor those who served
  • Give today’s military families support
  • Celebrate our freedom and peace that their sacrifices provided.
  • Encourage family members to maintain gratitude that our way of life remains preserved.

We all are responsible for keeping our hopes and dreams alive.

Annually, on the fourth Thursday of November, families and friends gather together to give thanks for their blessings. Watch for future blogs regarding THANKFUL THURSDAYS. These are presented during the year From The Corner Home Office highlighting additional reasons to give thanks.

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Gifting Parties in the Garage

Written By: Elisa Hawkins ~ 5/9/2022

Father’s Day is NEXT.

BLOGPOST_GiftingParties05092022A.jpgToo often we overlook buried treasure out in that garage. Often, I suggest hosting a Giving Party to offload some unwanted home items. But don’t overlook the garage!

If you’re lucky enough to still have your Father around, enjoy him while you have him.

Earlier this week, I heard a woman share about the tools in the garage that she and her sisters fought for. Dads often don’t realize that their garage is a goldmine to the family. Talk to the men in your family about who might want to one day get the tools they’re no longer using.

Celebrate your Dad!

BLOGPOST_GiftingParties05092022B.jpgDads and Granddads can be recognized and affirmed on Father’s Day with a new man-gift. Nothing says ‘MAN’ more than a new tool or a new place to put the tools. The men I have known like to pick out their own tools. But we daughters, sons and wives can give them a new place to put them. I’ve seen the joy and pride men put into organizing their new toolbox, so it is my favorite suggestion for you to consider for this upcoming Father’s Day. I got a kick out of watching my husband carefully measure and cut the quieting cloth for the bottom of each drawer.

These men have put together and repaired household items, toys and bikes, plus they have probably done some car work for the kids and grandkids. Letting them know in a special way how significant they have been in your life has great meaning and shows them our appreciation.

The only problem is deciding which toolbox to give them. Make a list of tools and ask for guidance at your local hardware store.

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Obsession -> Overthinking -> Critical Thinking: Part 3

Written By: Sandi MacCalla ~ 5/2/2022

“To think is easy. To act is difficult.
To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.” — Goethe

Goethe is right. “Thinking” and “Acting” seem to live on separate planets. And they are not necessarily neighbors … today, or since the beginning of time. In my research of these three aspects of “thinking,” a lot has been studied.

Boiling it down:

  • Obsession is thinking that disables action. It may be more right- brain based.
  • Overthinking is when action is slowed down by fear and can start to take baby-steps to Critical Thinking.
  • Critical Thinking is an in-depth process to a conclusion/action. It appears to be left-brain based.

BLOGPOST_ObsessionOverthinkingP3_05022022.jpgStudying Critical Thinking in school has taken a back-seat (like others) to technology with its specificity on how things work. In 2017, a team of neuroscientists and engineers from Johannesburg Scientists Connect A Human Brain To The Internet For The First Time | IFLScience., tapped into a human brain to initiate the “Brainternet.” Thus begins another dimension of understanding us “Hoomans.”

To wrap this up with my initial reaction to “overthinking,” I believe the tools and tips in Part 1 work:

  1. Find a map
  2. Journal your journey
  3. Plan an exit strategy
  4. Start with initial steps
  5. Helping others:
    1. Listen
    2. Share resources
    3. With compassion, ask gentle questions.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, discoveries, cautions and wins. It turns out there is only person who has all the keys. The rest of us are still learning.

We treasure your insights, experiences and earned wisdom. We believe wisdom-shared raises the bar for everyone.

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