Scheduled a Family “Come to Jesus” Meeting tonight to revisit this again (for children and parents alike).
“Within the family and beyond, one of the wisest things we can teach and practice is the wisdom of holding back if we cannot say something positive.” (Wendy Mogel) ——
“You get your strengths together and make your weaknesses irrelevant.” (Peter Drucker)
(This was in relation to managing a business or company. But I think that it would be a really interesting principle applied to marriage, parenting, school etc.)
“The one truth that would help us begin to solve our ethical and political problems [is] that we are all more or less wrong, that we are all at fault, all limited and obstructed by our mixed motives, our self-deception, our greed, our self-righteousness and our tendency to aggression and hypocrisy.” (Thomas Merton)
“…fierce and tender can co-exist. I’m trying to unlearn the idea that we have to choose.” (B. Brown)