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  1. Quote of the Day – June 6, 2018

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    Coaching by definition encourages learning, invites creativity and delivers higher performance. – Myles Downey.

     

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  2. Making a Memory

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    Making a Memory

     

                      A few years ago as a hospice chaplain, I was with a dying patient and her family.  The patient’s family was talking with me about the grandchildren and how because of their age they probably wouldn’t remember their grandmother and being present during her final days.  I suggested taking pictures of the children’s hands on their grandmother’s hand.  The picture would just show the hands.  Then when they are older, the children can have a copy of the picture to keep and know they were there and some may remember their grandmother.  It’s also important that the family continues to share stories and photographs with the children of their grandmother.

                     I had another family that took it to another level.  The family bought finger paint and 6 boards for framing.  I helped and we put the hospice patient’s handprint in the middle of the board alongside his wife’s and then their 5 adult children circling their parents’ handprints and the grandchildren in the outer circle of handprints.  The patient’s wife and their 5 children then had a memory/keepsake of the family’s handprints to hang in their home.  The handprints continue to provide opportunities to share stories about the grandfather to the children.  Also, the children point to the handprints and share their own stories about their grandfather and the day they made the handprints.

    These are just a couple of ways to provide memories/keepsakes for children who are going to be too young to remember their loved ones.

     

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  3. Quote of the Day – June 1, 2018

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    It’s absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.  – Zig Ziglar.

     

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  4. Quote of the Day – May 31, 2018

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    You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. – Jim Rohn.

     

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  5. Quote of the Day – May 30, 2018

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    Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy.

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  6. Quote of the Day – May 29, 2018

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    You can now use a coach to get your personal life together, set and reach goals, start and expand a business, get ahead faster in a corporation, improve your job performance, and communicate better with everyone.  There are literally hundreds of things you can use a coach to help you solve, master, achieve, or develop. – Thomas J. Leonard

     

    For more inspirational or motivational quotes, please visit our blog at life-decisions.com.  Decisions are made daily.  Some we choose but others we are not given a choice.  It is one’s decisions or indecisions that have a major effect on one’s life.  At Empowering Life Decisions we help make hard times easier, tough decisions clearer and death less lonely.  To learn more about our services visit life-decisions.com.

  7. Memorial Day – May 28, 2018

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    Memorial Day Prayer

     

    Heavenly Father, today we remember and pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Services who have died in the defense of our nation; from the days of the Revolution to these days in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.  They paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we hold so dear.

     

    In the words of Sacred Scripture we hear “There is no greater love then this, than to lay down one’s life for a friend.”  It is only by your grace and the love they have for you and this nation that gave them the strength to lay down their lives.

     

    We beseech you O Lord, to receive these servants of peace into your loving embrace and grant them the eternal peace that surpasses all understanding.

     

    We also remember the family members of these great heroes.  They too suffer a great and painful sacrifice.  Bestow upon them the blessings of your consolation and peace.  May you ease their sadness as they continue on the road to serenity and hope.

     

    To you we offer this prayer knowing you fulfill the heart’s desire of those who seek you with noble intentions.  May our prayer for true and lasting peace be answered in accordance to your will and for the good of your sons and daughters.  Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Peace.  Amen.

     

     From St. Joseph Parish

     

     

  8. Quote of the Day – May 25, 2018

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    Perseverance is a great element of success.  If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

     

    For more inspirational or motivational quotes, please visit our blog at life-decisions.com.  Decisions are made daily.  Some we choose but others we are not given a choice.  It is one’s decisions or indecisions that have a major effect on one’s life.  At Empowering Life Decisions we help make hard times easier, tough decisions clearer and death less lonely.  to learn more about our services visit life-decisions.com.

  9. Quote of the Day – May 24, 2018

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    Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.  You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball.

     

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  10. Quote of the Day – May 23, 2018

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    The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. – Blaise Pascal

     

    For more inspirational or motivational quotes, please visit our blog at life-decisions.com.  For information regarding locating a life coach in the Chicago and Downers Grove area, visit life-decisions.com.