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think before you react

my hubby shared his reading material with me few weeks ago. it’s about how your reaction could affect your people around you and your mood throughout the day. the story goes like this…

one morning while the father was sitting down having breakfast with his son and daughter of below 5 years old. one of them accidentally spilled a cup of coffee on the father’s shirt. guess how the father could react? he could either…

A. get mad at his children. the kids start to cry loudly. the mother get to stop cooking to calm the children. the father run upstairs angrily and change his cloths. when he’s too overwhelm with his anger, he did not finish his breakfast and went to the car and rush off to office. on the way, he realized that he has forgotten his briefcase. he need to get back to get it because he has a very important meeting to chair and all the documents are in his briefcase. then, he’s late for his meeting. even the day at the office seems to went wrong. when he get home from work, he did not get any welcome party from his children. they were in their room trying to get away from their father’s sight.

OR

B. tell the kids that it’s ok to make mistakes. he went upstairs to change his cloths. went back down to finish his breakfast. then he kisses his wife and children good-bye, took his briefcase and went to office as usual. he’s Not late for a very important meeting. the meeting went well. when he’s home from work, his children welcome him with the sweetest smile and they had a very pleasant moment together that night.

see… your reaction Do affect people around you and your mood. so… think before you react to any circumstances.

quality time

i was taking my breakfast this morning while watching a morning show from local tv station. they were discussing about family matters. the interesting part which the panel mentioned was about spending quality time with your family especially your kids.

he said… “3 hours watching movies together at home with your family is Not spending quality time… compare to switching off all media device (tv, radio, computer games, psp, hand phone ect) for 1/2 an hour and Talk to each other… That Is Spending Quality Time with your family…”

the key is Communication. talk to your spouse… talk to your kids… communicate… this is what we are lacking of living in this hassle and busy world. get back to the basics… maybe that’s one of the reason kids today easily get into trouble. parents are lack of communicating with their kids. Not to blame totally on parents on their busy times… parents are trying to make a living… but parents… please watch “life is like a cup of coffee” which i published in this blog. it will get you to Think…

Spend Quality Time with your family… Not Quantity…

Talk… Communicate… Discuss…