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Daycare Center and Family Home Forum>"Wishbones vs. Backbones"
Crystal 06:18 AM 09-02-2011
From an email I recieved from Exchange Magazine-And how appropriate:

"Never grow a wishbone where a backbone should be," advises Debra Sullivan in her article, "Learning to Walk: Changing Yourself, Your Perspectives, and Your Assumptions," in the 200th Issue of Exchange. Sullivan continued...

"Clementine Paddleford, a culinary journalist and a pilot who flew a Piper Cub around the country in the 1920s, gave this advice to her daughter. This reminds us that you have to take responsibility for your life and not wait for someone to come fix it for you. Sometimes we want change, but we want someone else to make it happen. This can happen in big ways, like wishing a family member would stop making bigoted statements; and it can happen in small ways, like wishing your neighbor would stop parking in front of your house. If only people would change their behavior or change their minds without you having to say anything or do anything. Unfortunately, wishes donít always come true.

"You can wish all you want, but sometimes you have to take a stand. Babies can take a stand and walk because they have a backbone. Personal change is about taking a stand, using your backbone, and deciding to take personal responsibility for the change you desire. And, yes, taking a stand can be scary, but donít let that stop you. If you really want something to be different, you will find a way to make it happen."

Blackcat31 06:20 AM 09-02-2011
Crystal~ That is awesome! and so very true!!! I wish ( LOL! ) that more people would view things with this attitude and become "doers" and not just "bitchers".
Cat Herder 07:18 AM 09-02-2011

I have been screaming this at my computer all week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pixsydust 07:34 AM 09-02-2011
I love it! I think I just found my new facebook status. LOL
Tags:backbone, enforcing policies - consistency, provider - burnout risk, provider responsibility, self help
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