Browsing Archive: May, 2016

First Correction Then Affection

Posted by Pam Hastings on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, In : Lessons Learned 

  Are you a parent, a teacher, a coach ?
  Are you someone who has children in your care and under your authority ?
  If so, you understand well the frustration that those little lives can create within you.

  They can make you yell, scream, moan, and pull your hair out.
  Ideally, those are not the reactions that we strive for but is sometimes reality.

  Hopefully as the adults in kids' lives, we admonish, scold, correct, and punish in a calm and controlled manner.
  My question is, what next ...

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The Importance of Humor !

Posted by Pam Hastings on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, In : Lessons Learned 

 Life is not a breeze.

 If we are all honest, we know that life can be downright difficult at times.
 Simply put, it can be -


Hopefully this isn't what life is like for the majority of your time that you are conscious and functioning.

For those times that it is though....what one ingredient can HELP in a HUGE WAY ? What one element when interjected into the midst of quarrels, arguments, frowns, and tears ....can alleviate the pain and the angst ?  ...

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I Woke Up and Saw the News and Then Promptly Slammed my Head Against the Wall !

Posted by Pam Hastings on Friday, May 13, 2016, In : Current Topics 

 Did we ever think that we would see the day ?
 Did we ?
 The day where the president of the United States is blackmailing school districts all over the country with thousands of dollars of funds if the schools do not allow boys into the girls restrooms and locker rooms and visa versa ?

 Here is my question...when and where does the lunacy stop ?
 At what point do we scream ' enough ?'
 Does something called COMMON SENSE exist at all any more ?

 I believe that it does, but we are literally lettin...

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Back By Popular Demand - Late Night Streaker

Posted by Pam Hastings on Wednesday, May 11, 2016,

Posted by Pam Hastings on Thursday, June 4, 2009 Under: Humorous

     When our family bought our house some sixteen years ago, the nice young couple that we bought it from were the original owners. They had lived in the house for five years and were quite proud of the fact that not just them, but that all of the other families on the street were also the original owners of their homes as well…the point being that everyone was obviously very satisfied and...

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The Danger of Jumping to Conclusions

Posted by Pam Hastings on Monday, May 9, 2016, In : Lessons Learned 

If you are breathing right now, you have had the experience of someone jumping to a conclusion about you.

 If their conclusion was positive and favorable, then chances are you we're okay with that.
 If their conclusion was negative and inaccurate, chances are....not so much.

If I have learned anything in my almost 60 years of living, it is that we cannot possibly know what others are really thinking.
We may assume, we may suppose, we may arrive at conclusions about another's thoughts and motive...

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Parents - You Know Your Child Better Than Anyone !

Posted by Pam Hastings on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, In : Family 


 Parents - May I ask you a question ?

 Who do your children live with ?

  For most moms and dads out there, I think the answer for most of you will be that your kiddos live with either their mom, their dad, or both parents. So let me ask you something....who knows your children more intimately than anyone knows them ?  

 The answer is the person that you see in the mirror.

 While this might seem like an obvious conclusion to all of us I sometimes wonder if it is. Why do I say that ? Becau...

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