Love!!! Love the layout, the journaling, the fact that you had the good idea to make a layout about this in the first place...love it all.
The design is Genious, Erica! I love it :)
perfection!! love your design, the elements, the journaling...oh and the cute kiddos too ;)
this is amazing, i love this & journaling is incredible!
The journaling in the middle doesn't bother me, either. I like the circles w/ the buttons and esp. the journaling.
Project - the golden rule
by Erica Hernandez
I know that for some (ok, most) people, having the journaling cross between pages like this would drive them absolutely nuts. It doesn't bother me though. My subconscious allows me to breach the small gap between pages without begin bugged by the separation. I'm ok with it :)
<br>listen, kids. it’s simple really. if i were limited to impressing upon you just one life lesson, it would undoubtedly be the golden rule. we aren’t a religious family but I absolutely believe that this tenant of so many different faiths isn’t merely a dictate from a god but the single most important principal to guide your decisions and life. we don't adhere to the “do unto others” verbiage but rather the “treat others the way you'd like to be treated” axiom. and even more elementally, simply be nice. zack especially knows that the correct answer to the car-ride quiz of “what's the most important thing?” is “be nice.” whenever you find yourself in a situation where the decision seems unclear; recall the golden rule. if your instincts tell you something isn’t right, it probably isn’t. you see, the caveat to the golden rule is that the most immediate desire isn’t necessarily (or even usually) the choice you would want made for yourself. put yourself in the other person’s position and think long term. how will this decision affect them in the future? if you’re a kid, your rule-based thought process is more than likely along the lines of “i’m MAD at him. i’m going to hit/kick/bite him. i wouldn’t like that though so i’m going to talk about how i’m feeling instead.” as you grow older though, the choices become more complex. i’d say an even better barometer than how would *i* like to be treated is how would i want my children treated. we almost always make better choices for our children than we do for ourselves. it goes beyond the typical needs and desires and into territory like feelings and moods. if you’re having a bad day, you want compassion and understanding. not judgment and recriminations.
our family adage? treat others the way you'd like to be treated. every day. every time. without fail.
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