Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Family Home Evening and BOO to you too! Happy Halloween!

Next week we'll feature the parade of costumes, so James and Amanda send in pictures of your costumes, too.

In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes . . from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss. --Salman Rushdie

Is there a person alive who doesn't suffer from stress? If there is, seek that person out and ask him/her to share their wisdom. The following are a few favorites:

CULTIVATE GRATITUDE.

CARVE OUT AN HOUR A DAY FOR SOLITUDE.

Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, and reflection.

KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Keep your house picked up. (Thank heaven for Grampa's compulsive cleaning disorder!)

Don't over-schedule.

Strive for realistic deadlines.

Never make a promise you can't keep.

Allow an extra half hour for everything you do.

Create quiet surroundings at home and at work.

Go to bed a nine o'clock twice a week. (Grandma is working on this one!)

Always carry something interesting to read. (We renewed your subscription to THE WEEK!)

Breathe--deeply and often.

Move--walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy.

Drink pure spring water. Lots of it.

Eat only when hungry.

If it's not delicious, don't eat it.

Be instead of do. (Say again?)

SET ASIDE ONE DAY A WEEK FOR REST AND RENEWAL.

LAUGH MORE OFTEN.

Always opt for comfort.

Let Mother Nature nurture.

Don't answer the telephone during dinner.

Stop trying to please everybody.

Stay away from negative people.

Don't squander precious resources: time, creative energy, and emotion.

Nurture friendships.

Savor beauty.

Create boundaries

For every "yes," let there be a "no."

Don't worry, be happy!

Care for your soul.

Express love every day.

Search for your authentic self until you find her/him.

Have a WONDERFUL week and remember you are loved by Mom and Dad, Grampa and Grandma Valentine!

Mom and Dad xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

1 Comments:

Anonymous Deb said...

that was a nice list I actually printed it out! Thanks!

October 30, 2007 at 9:12 PM  

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