There’s something essential about Shirley Temple in roles such as “The Little Colonel”, and today’s New York Times article about the Knickerbocker Greys Cadet Regiment brought it forth in my mind.
What can a talented 3 year old in 1935 and a group of 6 – 12 year olds in 2007 teach us that will bring quality to our lives? Lots!
The kids are happy; they are comfortable being themselves and they are willing to try new things. In these snapshots of their lives, they are showing amazing discipline in an otherwise difficult circumstance.
That sounds like a winning Life-Recipe to me.
We are all surrounded by the “have to” and “need to” and we want the “results”, but somehow few of us can muster the discipline that I am lauding in these tykes.
Nothing happens without self-discipline and tenacity. Some people have it automatically, but most people need to learn it. Don’t sell your children or yourselves “short”. You can make the healthy life-changes needed to keep all of you the healthiest you can be! You can have self-discipline when you buy your food and prepare it or eat out, and so can your children if you are a role-model for them and only offer healthy choices. Have confidence in that. Trust you are strong!
Just in case you need to rekindle that part of yourself, then find your Joy in the Journey ™, like these kids have.
What an inspiration they are, don’t you think!
What helps you reach tough goals? Get that straight in your head, and share here if you’d like. Yes, Food for Thought is just as important as Food for Body.
Best to all —
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