Fridays, Fun, and Foster Care

Happy Friday, RISERS! I want to thank you for the opportunity to interact with you and look forward to catching you right here every week. I have a heart for foster care and writing, so it made sense to combine the two and settle here. I want to thank you for being you…the world needs YOUR you.

Quote of the week: “Everyone you admire was once a beginner.” –Jack Butcher

Recharge Tip of the week: With it being the weekend, I want to encourage you to do something fun this weekend. Fun is different for everyone. For example, I LOVE to take naps, but my husband doesn’t, because he feels too groggy afterward. Find that one thing to make yourself happy, and relax. You deserve it!

Joke of the week: Why shouldn’t you iron four-leaf clovers? You don’t want to press your luck.

Nugget of Wisdom for the week: You know the old saying: Hindsight is 20/20. When it comes to making important decisions, use the Benjamin Franklin method of choosing what to do. What is the Ben Franklin method? I’m glad you asked. It is nothing more than making a Pros and Cons list and arranging the bullet points under the appropriate side. When the Pros side has more ticks than the Cons side, you have a solid decision. Likewise, when the Cons side is tipping the scale, you may probably to rethink your situation. When they have the same number of bullets, go with your gut instinct. Good luck!

I hope you have a great week. Remember, you are most awesome and YOU ROCK!

Marion Rhines is a former foster-turned-adoptive parent. She lives in Knoxville, Tenn., with her husband and five children. She has written and published two children’s books as well as two foster-care-themed novels. She has a Facebook blog, Tips from the FLIP Side, and enjoys working with children of all ages.

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