Archive for the ‘life’ Category

Some New Year’s Resolution Humor

January 7, 2014

In our field we could call this experimental behavior analysis lol
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Parent Dances as Kids Go Back to School

September 3, 2013

Hey parents, can you relate to this video?

I was going to repost the video of ‘Its the most wonderful time of the year’ for STAPLES as the parents are flying around on the shopping cart filling it with back to school supplies.

But I came acrossed this one.

Happy Father’s Day

June 16, 2013

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Hey Dads’, you are important too. You are also a reinforcing power.

True meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

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The verbal behavior of this picture speaks for itself.

Thank you and we shall always remember.

Pope Francis Blesses Child With Disabilities on Easter

April 4, 2013

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“The moving images of this Easter Sunday moment at the Vatican have spread around the world over the last few days. Greeting followers in St. Peter’s Square from the “Popemobile,” Pope Francis called for 8-year-old Dominic Gondreau, who suffers from cerebral palsy, to be raised up to him. He proceeded to hug Dominic, giving him a kiss on the cheek.

Paul Gondreau, a theology professor at Providence College, had traveled with his wife and children to Rome to teach for a semester. He was shocked to see his son in the arms of the newly elected pontiff, and he shared the amazing experience with Megyn Kelly on America Live.

Gondreau said he was seated with his four other children further away from the pope. Dominic and his mother, Christina, had been summoned earlier by the Swiss Guards to move into a closer seating area with other disabled children.

Gondreau said one of his other sons pointed out what was happening, telling him it was actually Dominic that was being held by Pope Francis.

“(My son) said the pope is holding Dominic! That’s when I looked up at the Jumbotron and beheld  this grand moment and was immediately moved to tears with my son. I will cherish that memory forever,” he said.”

source: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/04/03/watch-megyn-kellys-emotional-interview-with-dr-paul-gondreau-dad-of-disabled-boy-embraced-by-pope-francis/

This moved me to tears, just had to share. May God Bless them both.

2013 New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2012
Statistic Verification
Source: University of Scranton.   Journal of Clinical Psychology
Published: 12.13.2012
Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for   2012

1

Lose Weight

2

Getting Organized

3

Spend Less, Save More

4

Enjoy Life to the Fullest

5

Staying Fit and Healthy

6

Learn Something Exciting

7

Quit Smoking

8

Help Others in Their Dreams

9

Fall in Love

10

Spend More Time with Family
News Years Resolution Statistics Data
Percent of Americans who usually   make New Year’s Resolutions 45%
Percent of Americans who infrequently   make New Year’s Resolutions 17%
Percent of Americans who absolutely   never make New Year’s Resolutions 38%
Percent of people who are   successful in achieving their resolution 8%
Percent who have infrequent   success 49%
Percent who never succeed and fail   on their resolution each year 24%
People who explicitly make   resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who   don’t explicitly make resolutions

Resource:  www.statisticbrain.com

My own opinion

It is that time of year again, out with the old and in with the new?

I was curious to review what the percentages were for New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 as our country approaches the Fiscal Cliff and remains in a weak economy. Note that money matters ranked number 3 for personal resolutions – not surprising to me.

My thoughts on this?  Spending less money, saving money behaviors also need to be our state and federal governments’ New Years Resolution. The overspending and over borrowing behaviors only cause higher taxes and lesser support programs as consequences for Americans.

Our governments can not financially sustain what they are putting out and borrowing. Have we not learned from Europe and especially Greece?

Therefore, as Americans try to change their spending behavior for the better, so should our government.

Am I concerned about our country?  Yes I am. I have been since the expensive wars started under Bush and the worse over exorbitant spending under Obama. Would you run your own personal home budget like this?  What would be the consequences of that behavior if you did?

Not very good ones….

As the resolution statistics say- perhaps if our president and elected officials made it a collective goal to straighten out our over spending and borrowing issues, maybe they would more likely be able to achieve it?

With watching all of this mayhem, I think unfortunately more crises will occur. If things continue to not improve, spending less, saving money will rise higher on the Resolution list.

It is that time of year again, out with the old and in with the new?

Unfortunately, the American debt is not going anywhere but increasing.

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I can still try to hope for the best though. It is the optimist in me  = )

Tis the Season for Kind Giving

December 3, 2012

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Officer Lawrence DePrimo of Long Island, N.Y. shared on “Good Morning America.” “To look down at this gentleman’s feet and see that he had no socks. And when he told me he never had a pair of shoes. …My heart went out to him.”

So the officer bought this man some thermal socks and new boots.

Tourist Jennifer Foster of Florence, Ariz., captured this generous, kind act moment on camera while visiting Times Square with her husband on the cold night of Nov. 14, 2012.

http://gma.yahoo.com/nypd-officers-act-kindness-goes-viral-162926285–abc-news-topstories.html

Would like to see more of this genuine behavior.

The Major Effects of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey

November 19, 2012

A picture speaks a thousand words…
A video speaks volumes …


I live and work in NJ.

I know and have visited these areas… Environments and lives have been drastically changed.

The more inland NJ counties suffered  wind damage , downed trees/ poles and power outages for up to 10 days. Though the NJ shore and bay towns suffered far worse damage.

Mother nature was in control here.

Please HELP the relief effort!

By Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and specify NJ Storm Relief
By Text: Text STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation

By Check: Made payable to The Salvation Army, with NJ Storm Relief specified in the memo.

Mail to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 3170
Union, NJ 07083

Donate to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund today
visit
https://sandynjrelieffund.org/index.html

Your donations make a real difference!
THANK YOU!!!!

Doggy Lesson

August 5, 2012

What is Important to Changing Behavior?

June 24, 2012