Between you and me: There is nothing more important than healthy relationships for making our lives rich and rewarding.
The ways we come to know ourselves, our God, our closest family members and friends and how we develop and nurture healthy relationships is vital to our well being. In fact, we simply do not live well without good and healthy relationships? But where do we start?
Let's begin with Chairo?
Chairo is the Greek word meaning 'Joy' and it is also the center of the Greek word for 'thanksgiving.' I begin with this because I believe we start best by evaluating our relationships with friends and family members by looking at how thankful we are for ourselves! Do you count your blessings more, for example than you spend time complaining?
Attitude of Gratitude
Begin today by developing an attitude of gratitude for yourself. If this isn't your current habit, begin by thinking something honestly good about you. Practice that for a while. Then add one-new-good thought each day. Focus on the good and don't give any room for negative thoughts. Practice, practice, practice. It will help change the way you think, feel and act. It may also alter some of the ways in which you see others behave toward you. Remember this: Between You and Me: You Matter and I Care!
Susie E. Caron MA,
Author, Blogger, Podcaster,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, helps build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, book & podcast at a time.
Welcome! I recently retired from combined careers in teaching, psychotherapy, and parent coaching to spend more time writing.
When I'm not busy creating books or articles, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or riding my beautiful horse Apple in the woods and fields of Vermont.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
If you experience unusual symptoms or discomfort please see your medical or mental health practitioner.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!