Happy Birthday Saudia! Today is one of my sisters birthdays. She’s 43! I cannot believe we are so old. There are so many birthdays in my family the month of July (15 and counting). We’re having a family party tomorrow @ Saudia’s house. We’re going to eat and have fun. Too bad you can’t be there.



If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship;
he learns to find love in the world.

by Dorothy Law Nolte

My Keirsey Temperament Report

Just took the personality Keirsey Temperament Personality test. There were no surprises. Here are the results:

Your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the

Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self — always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials.

Idealists are sure that friendly cooperation is the best way for people to achieve their goals. Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people. Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is. The real, practical world is only a starting place for Idealists; they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the “not visible” or the “not yet” that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things.

Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere. More often, however, Idealists are the very soul of kindness. Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a “soulmate,” someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds.

Idealists are relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.

Idealists at Work
Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. They are naturally drawn to working with people and are gifted with helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potential both on, and off, the job.

Your attention is naturally drawn to the individual and collective needs, desires, and experiences of people in your environment. In your ideal job, you would be able to use your inner beliefs as a guide for empowering others. Though you are comfortable with leadership, you don’t like arbitrary hierarchies. You care deeply about people as people, and often feel that maintaining official role boundaries interferes unnecessarily with both communication and progress.

The four types of Idealists are:

Champion (ENFP) | Healer (INFP) | Teacher (ENFJ) | Counselor (INFJ)

Of course, I am the Teacher- Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging. Yep, that’s me!

Mom Central Giveaway!

Momcentral.com, one of the sites I frequent is having their second round of summer giveaways. This site has a wealth of information. There’s recipes, advice, and a host of other things. Check it out for yourself @ www.momcentral.com

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Summer Giveaway Bonanza – check out the new prizes!

Hi Leila,

Mom Central’s Summer Giveaway Bonanza is still going strong. Each week, Mom Central will post new product reviews and giveaways just for Moms and their families on MomCentral.com. Get ready to win!

Check for the latest Summer Giveaways here.

This week’s prizes include:

Make sure to check back each week for more great opportunities to win.

Enjoy the summer!



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