Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The window display of a Japanese collectibles store - “A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”

Winston Churchill said, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight
on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the
streets, we shall fight in the hills." Like humorist Bob Orben added,
"That sounds a lot like our family vacations." And for some people it
sounds like everyday life.

The problem is not whether families should have conflict - of course
they will! The problem is rather whether or not those conflicts will
end. For some people, living in families is like the Hundred Year War.
Conflict that has a good ending can bring people closer together, but
fighting that goes on and on will only tear families apart.

At one point during a game, the coach said to one of his young
players, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" The
little boy nodded yes.

"Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a
team?" The little boy nodded yes.

"So," the coach continued, "when a strike is called, or you are out at
first, you don't argue or curse or attack the umpire. Do you
understand all that?" Again, the boy nodded yes.

"Good," said the coach. "Now go over there and explain it to your

Families are like baseball teams. The only way a family will win is as
a team. They win pulling together; they never win pushing against each

If your family has conflict – talk it out. Then when it's over, let it
really be over so you can pull together. That is the only way your
family will win!

From Lifesupport

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