Frey Freyday – Laugh

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.-Dr. Seuss


To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!-Charlie Chaplin

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.-Audrey Hepburn

Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong – it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.-Bernie Siegel

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.-William Hazlitt

Ten years from now we’ll look back at this [challenge] and laugh, so why wait?!?! –Tony Robbins

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.-Lord Byron

Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.-Alan Alda

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.-Wayne Dyer


And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.-Friedrich Nietzsche

Word to Live By:

Laugh-[laf,lahf]  to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible,vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burstof sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied bycharacteristic facial and bodily movements.

Laughter really may be the best medicine. It provides a vigorous workout to tighten your stomach and strengthen your heart, and regular laughing may boost your immune system.

Let’s face it, we all get down. We all get fearful, nervous, mad, whatever….but any state of mind that is not one of peace, calmness, happiness is probably based in some kind of fear or anger, although it may be a range of the emotions and intensity. We operate best when we are at peace, when we are confident, happy, etc. – not when we are fearful, nervous, angry. We need to make decisions in these states as well. Making decisions from a state of fear or anger is never good.

So when you’re angry, feeling jealous, sad, fearful – put your shoulders back, lift up your head, smile and go find something to laugh about. Turn on a dumb TV show if necessary.

When we miss someone, when we lose someone we feel sad. That’s normal and we do have to grieve. Go through the process, its healthy. When someone is sick or hurt, we feel for them and that means that we care and that we have compassion. However, remember that being sad isn’t going to help someone feel better, it isn’t going to benefit anyone. In fact being in a better state of mind will help you think better and come up with better options. You’ll feel better and you’ll be able to face challenges better.

Laughing makes us all look younger and healthier….. Think about people you admire, friends you like to be around, people you may want to emulate – they probably smile or laugh a fair amount, right? Do we like sad people? Do we want to be like an angry person? Who wants to be around someone who doesn’t laugh – or doesn’t make you laugh?

Laughter helps us connect with the child inside of all of us and we can connect with our true selves, connect with our creativity. Laughing at ourselves helps us take things in stride.

Here’s a ‘dumb TV show’ that I use to laugh no matter what (I’m not proud) http://www.mtv.com/shows/ridiculousness/

Bonus: Ted Talk about Laughter

http://www.ted.com/talks/sophie_scott_why_we_laugh

Bonus-Bonus: Article from WebMD.com -Give Your Body a Boost — With Laughter

By R. Morgan Griffin

Feeling rundown? Try laughing more. Some researchers think laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and putting that spring back in your step.

“I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off,” says Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologist and laugh therapist. “They might be healthier too.”

Yet researchers aren’t sure if it’s actually the act of laughing that makes people feel better. A good sense of humor, a positive attitude, and the support of friends and family might play a role, too.

“The definitive research into the potential health benefits of laughter just hasn’t been done yet,” says Robert R. Provine, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By”(WTLB).

Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally,sometimes accidentally.

……So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

Frey Freyday- Hunger

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)-

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.-Les Brown-

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.-Mother Teresa

Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes.-Curtis Jackson

Leaders use the emotions of hunger and drive to compel them to where they want to go. Very simply, they defy the odds—by defying their fears, limitations, and even conventional wisdom at times as well as the cultural hypnosis that leads them to accept struggle, scarcity, hopelessness and loss as unavoidable. Willing to do everything necessary to achieve their vision, leaders have set a higher standard for what they want from their lives. They have decided to step up—to take immediate action to turn their dreams into reality-Tony Robbins

I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I’m going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.-Amitabh Bachchan

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.-George Eliot

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.- Maria Mitchell

WORD TO LIVE BY:

Hunger – [huhng-ger] – (n.) a strong or compelling desire or craving: (v.) to have a strong desire.

I am speaking of the hunger in our hearts; the hunger to do better, to improve something, to improve yourself, to work harder and smarter, to help others, to keep going, to keep working.

Often when we’re young and broke we have a hunger to do better. Sometimes when we have some kind of success or money come along, we lose that hunger. We need to keep the hunger alive, keep working and making constant, incremental improvements – even if it is not for our own benefit – perhaps it is to help others or contribute.

Hunger, not desperation, is not based in fear. It is the desire for something better and the commitment to take action until one reaches a result. The journey provides great experiences, knowledge and education. The result provides satisfaction, accomplishment and growth. Essentially if we don’t have hunger we’re not growing. If we’re not growing, are we then dying?

Hunger can be for knowledge, creativity, money, business growth, helping others, expanding and improving relationships, and much more. This type of hunger keeps successful people going and growing even after they have ‘reached success’ in our society. Hunger is defined and generated by you and you alone.-

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By”(WTLB).

Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally,

sometimes accidentally.

……So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

Remember to put the glass down.

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down.

(Courtesy of Jimmy Harmon)

Article from Facebook page “Mindful Schools”

Frey Freyday- React/Respond

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)-

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.-Wayne Dyer

When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.-Dalai Lama

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.-Epictetus

People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that’s how they’ll react. But if you say, ‘We want peace, we want stability,’ we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.-Nelson Mandela

What if you believed or responded to situations that there were no ‘bad’ experiences? Isn’t it true that no matter what you go through in life….EVERY experience provides for something of value if you look for it? – Tony Robbins

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.-George Bernard Shaw

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.-Stephen Covey

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.-Wade Boggs

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.-Charles R. Swindoll

Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.-Mia Hamm

WORDS TO LIVE BY

Response – [ri-spons] – an answer or reply, as in words or in some action.

Reaction – [ree-ak-shuh n] – action in response to some influence, event, etc.:

 

How we respond is everything.

      I’ve seen two men from the same deadly, gruesome battle in Vietnam describe and react differently. Both were from the same group. Both saw many people around them die. Both were shot. Both endured the same things, yet they responded, reacted, described and thought about the battles differently.

     One thought that people were inherently evil or violent and that the battle scarred him forever. He saw the deaths as losses and still felt wounded decades later. The other man saw that life was a precious gift, that he had a second chance, that he cherished the friendships and memories of those men that perished, and the same for those people that have been in his life since. Consequently their lives since then have been much different too.

     Likewise, we all react to small daily situations and big life decisions in our own way. We can change our ways. When you face a challenge, hit a wall, or experience failure, what do you do next? What do you believe about it? What questions do you ask? Is it time to just give up? Or do you keep going? Do you believe that the experience was an education or just a waste of time?

     How do you react to loved ones and co-workers? Do you think of their point of view? Are you selfish? Are you aware of yourself, others, and situations?

     How do you respond? We all face challenges big and small. What you do next is what really counts.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By”(WTLB).

Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally,

sometimes accidentally.

……So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

3 Tips for Building Courage and Resilience, From a Navy SEAL

3 Tips for Building Courage and Resilience, From a Navy SEALBy Lewis Howes, Yahoo.com June 5, 2015

You can become unstoppable by building your resilience. 

Eric Greitens’ list of accolades is long: he’s a Navy SEAL, PhD-holder, Rhodes scholar, and an author, to name just a few. And his newest book, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, is all about this key characteristic that gets us through the hard stuff.

Eric is no stranger to this, as he recounts in our conversation about Navy SEAL training, his travels around the world photographing war-torn areas, and working with veterans with PTSD.

He gave me some insight on what it takes to be resilient and how to overcome fears both in the moment and long-term: Know how to take responsibility for what you can control, even in the face of fear.

Here are Eric’s tips on becoming resilient and building your courage so that nothing can stop you:

1. Let go of excuses. The enemy of resilience and excellence is excuses. Excuses start for a good reason: They’re like armor — they shield people from pain. The problem is that you build up so much armor that you can’t run or swim or hug your kids. Excuses protect you, but you can’t live a full life with them because you will always be holding back.

2. Learn to control your breathing. Breathing is one of only two functions in the body that are both voluntary and involuntary. (The other is blinking.) Controlling your breath can completely alter the way you react to fear and stress. You can even induce fear by breathing a certain way (though I’m not sure why you would want to!). But if you can learn to pay attention to your breathing when you’re afraid, you can start to re-take control of your body. Taking slow inhales and exhales can give you the access to reevaluate your situation. It doesn’t mean the fear goes away, but it gives you enough control to figure out what to do next.

Related: Is Fear Ruling Your Life? 4 Things To Stop Saying To Yourself NOW

3. Write it down. Take the time to write down your fears: in business, in your personal life, in general. Eric knows of a former heavyweight world champion who was afraid to confront his gardener about overcharging for services. This is a classic example of how we can be super strong in some areas but let our fears control us in areas where we are weak. Writing down your fear gives you the opportunity to look at it from an analytical standpoint and figure out where that fear comes from and what to do when it rears its head in real life.

We all have uneven courage. The idea is not to take the fear away, but to identify what that fear really is so that you can attack and break it down in a healthy way. When you can look at your fears from the outside, you can create a plan of attack when they happen on the inside. Once you begin to see it in front of you, you can start to take control.

For my full conversation with Eric, listen below:

For more on Eric, click here.

ABOUT LEWIS HOWES: Lewis is a pro-athlete turned lifestyle entrepreneur who hosts the top-ranked podcast The School of Greatness. He interviews the best and brightest minds in health, entrepreneurship, relationships and lifestyle. Follow Lewis on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Stay Happy All The Time

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Stay Happy All The Time
by Robert Locke | http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-scientifically-proven-ways-stay-happy-all-the-time.html

How do you stay happy all the time? Is it possible? Is there any proof ?
1. Exercise more
Lots of studies on this one. Exercising releases the good mood endorphins so that you are always in a better mood after a workout or simply a walk to the supermarket. I have never met a person in a bad mood after a workout! But where is the scientific evidence?
The University of Toronto did a great job on this and analyzed no less than 25 research studies. The conclusion was that physical activity can and does help to keep depression at bay.
The best study I know is where three groups of depressed people are put on a regime of anti-depressants, exercise or a combination of the two. No surprise to know that all three groups were happier, but did it last? Six months later, the group who had been treated with exercise only, had a very low relapse rate of 9%. The other two groups had relapsed and how! Their rates were ranging from 38% to 31%, so about a third of them were now depressed again.
2. Positive thinking affects your performance
“Happiness is the precursor to success.” – Shawn Achor – Sounds like pie in the sky? Well, according to Shawn Achor, if he knows everything about what factors are impinging on your happiness such as stressors, hassles, successes, economic circumstances, relationships and so on, then he can only predict 10% of your long term happiness. The remaining 90% is how you process the world around you. If happiness is on the other side of success, it is unlikely you will get there as you continually strive to get better grades, higher salaries and so on.
Positive thinking raises energy levels, creativity and productivity by as much as 30%. The secret is to use positive thinking now, rather than when you are rich and famous. Watch the video below for a very entertaining outline of this.
3. Trash your negative thoughts
Some people are overwhelmed by their negative thoughts and they have real problems in getting rid of them. A University of Madrid study found that by actually writing these thoughts down on a piece of paper and then destroying them was effective. They recommended that you either tear them up, throw them in the trash or burn them! The fact of discarding them physically does help in reducing their toxic effects. Psychologists suggest doing this on a regular basis.
4. Treasure your experiences more than your possessions
Thomas Gilovich, a psychologist at Cornell University has done quite a lot of research as to why it is better to treasure memorable and pleasant experiences rather than the material things we buy. There are many reasons for this as outlined in his study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Comparing possessions and looking at better objects after purchase can be demoralizing and ruin the initial pleasure we got when purchasing and taking possession of that new car, TV or computer.
But treasuring experiences is not nearly as destructive. They belong to us, they are special and they provide longer lasting happiness. We should always aim to visit a new place or just go trekking. Local authorities should be able to provide the facilities in towns and cities so that people may experience more enjoyable and pleasurable activities, rather than building more shopping malls.
5. Write down why you are grateful
Feeling and thinking about the things you are grateful for as you wake up is a great way to build more happiness.
Research on our brain shows that we always tend to focus on the negative things of life like those worries, tragedies, failures, and discontent. Negativity is the default position. “We’ve got this negativity bias that’s a kind of bug in the stone-age brain in the 21st century,” – Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist.
This is why we need to focus on the good and more especially, we need to hone in on what we should be grateful for. There are various ways you can do this. Here are some ideas:
When you wake up, remind yourself mentally of three things that you can be grateful for.

Some people prefer to write down three things and keep the list to remind themselves every now and again.

Express gratitude by phoning your significant other or by treating a colleague to coffee for their help with a project or task.

Try giving back by helping a person or by volunteering for a few hours a week.

But is there any scientific proof that this actually works? Check out this link to see just some of the numerous studies on gratitude.
6. Practice mindfulness
What does mindfulness mean? It just means that you concentrate and pay full attention to the present moment and accept it in a non-judgmental way. This is now becoming a popular trend in psychology and medicine. When done regularly it can boost mood, reduce stress levels, and lead to a better quality of life.
Focus on the present moment means that you can savor touch, smell and other physical sensations but also happy feelings. Concentrate on the joy they are giving you. It is really effective in forgetting about the past and not fretting about future, fearful scenarios.
But can this really make us happier and what is the scientific evidence? Watch the video where Harvard researcher Matt Killingsworth explains that we are happier when we are mindful of the moment and the least happy when the mind is wandering all over the place. He has come to this conclusion after studying 15,000 people!
7. Don’t forget your beauty sleep
When you do not get enough sleep, your negativity takes over big time. This was the conclusion researchers came to after several experiments. One of these is particularly interesting. The researchers homed in on the hippocampus which is the part of the brain which processes our positive thoughts. When we are sleep deprived, this function starts to creak and negative thoughts muscle in much more than before.
To illustrate this, researchers asked sleep deprived students to remember a list of words. They were getting a high score on all the negative words (81%) but when it came to the positive ones or neutral ones, they were only getting about 31% of these right. Dr.Robert Stickgold has conducted similar experiments on sleep and memory. Now you know why people are always in a bad mood when they do not get enough sleep.
8. Dedicate a little time to helping others
People buy bigger houses, cars and phones but it does not seem to increase their overall happiness in the long term, although it might cause a brief spike in happiness. That is short lived. Researchers have found that when we dedicate a little time or money to helping others, this has a significant effect on our own happiness.
9. Focus on the life you want to live
“The heart goes where the head takes it, and neither cares much about the whereabouts of the feet.”- Dr. Daniel Gilbert.
We often talk about winning the lottery and where we would go and above all what we would buy. We might even talk about giving to charity. But we never or rarely talk about what our state of mind would be and how much happier and carefree we would be. This is why focusing on priorities to get the life you want to live is so important.
10. Focus on your strengths
Are you curious, open-minded or brave? How are you using these strengths to improve your life and that of others? These are key questions but people who exploit their strengths rather than dwelling on their weaknesses are generally much happier.
Being able to realize our full potential through exploiting our strengths is one of the best ways of finding happiness and helping to make the world a better place.
 

Frey Freyday – Courage

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.-Steve Jobs

– I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.-Nelson Mandela

– Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.-Winston Churchill

– He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.-Muhammad Ali

– You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.-Aristotle

– You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.-Eleanor Roosevelt

– Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.-John F. Kennedy

– Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.-W. Clement Stone

– Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.-Miguel Angel Ruiz

– One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.-Maya Angelou

WORD TO LIVE BY:

Courage – [kur-ij, kuhr-] – the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
I know people that say ‘I’m scared, therefore I have no courage.’ Everyone gets scared. It takes courage to move ahead and face the things we’re scared of….

I believe that, while knowledge and education are necessary, action takers rule the world. Action requires courage, of course. We’re all scared of failing, of rejection, of the unknown, of things outside our comfort level.

One thing that I believe some people do incorrectly is believe that they need “a bunch of courage” and to bet the farm. I think it is just as or more important to have courage to take small steps, incremental improvements each day. What can you do today to move ahead towards your goal or dream. Those little things need courage too.

Sometimes courage is required in a single moment. Like the movie We Bought a Zoo says, ‘all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage’. You can do it. Go for it. Live.

Remember, too, that the word ‘encourage’ means inspiring or supporting others with courage. Courage inspires others. Courage is contagious.

This post is dedicated to those people, those loved ones and those service men and women, that are now passed away but have inspired courage or have shown courage in their lives.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB).

Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also

a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would

raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other

children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education.

Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally,

sometimes accidentally.

……So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

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Bonus – From the Ted Radio Hour on npr.org – several links to great TED Talks about Courage

http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/368757408/courage?showDate=2014-12-12

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