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February 2, 2011

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P��� 20 THOUGHTBUSTER.COM By Coach Louise Rouse “Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes light” - Jean Giraudoux Searching for the right words to shed light after the tragedy in Tucson, I re- membered a book I wrote after the Col- umbine Shootings, titled Another Parent For Love a book on answers for ending school violence. This week I’ve selected parts of the book to share with you, in hopes that it may shed some light. In the spring of 1999, there was an overwhelming feeling of sadness that swept across the land. Through this despair a question surfaced: How can we stop violence and end war? Pro- cessing this answer fi rst arose from my love, awaking my heart. Then from my Faith, igniting my soul. Suddenly I was Do you have Neuropathy, Diabetes, Poor Circulation, or Just Aches & Pains? Refl exology Put your feet in my hands and let Nature start to heal. 1 HOUR SESSION $30 B Behind the Senior Center, next to Cactus Curlers 735 W. Cowell Call for your appointment today! 480-532-0434 ���.D�����M��������.��� at peace, and peace awoke my mind to an answer. Love for all humanity, the good, the bad and the ugly. A return to kindness. How will kindness work in stopping violence and war? Kind- ness has always been the path to heal- ing and love, we just forgot. Love comes from your heart. Faith comes from your soul. When love and faith unite for humanity, a return to kindness naturally surfaces. Creating a healing force, an invisible strength. To create peace and end violence we must extend our family-love to in- clude all children. We are all related and part of the whole. All children need us to give a little guidance, teach a little love -compassion, and mentor on being kind. This is where the popu- lar phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” stems from. It takes you and I together to end violence, and return to love. Everyone, young, old, handicap, and abused, desires love. Judgment can cast a wall on the heart. Kindness like a fl ame burning on a candle gets blown out. Judgment is simply a habit longing to be broken, as every time we judge another we are looking in a mirror. There is some- thing in the person being judged that we see or are afraid of in us. Here is a list of top things that many people see or are afraid of: 1. Being loved, 2. 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Good enough, 4. Being liked or accepted, 5. Feeling safe and having enough. The other mistake in judgment is: His- tory shows us that what seemed to be real at the time proved to have more to the story as time goes by. Once outside the box, and looking through different eyes, we discover many major infl uenc- es, which lead to violence and war. With the New Year and our inner call- ing for healing the planet and human- ity lets begin looking outside the box. In 1940 Karen Scalf Linamen wrote a book Parent Warrior. Karen wrote about a poll where educators were asked to list seven of the most preva- lent problems they encountered. They were: 1. Talking in class, 2.Chewing gum, 3. Making noise, 4. Running in halls, 5. Cutting in line, 6. Dress code violations, 7. Littering. When the same poll was taken in 1990 with educators the results were: 1.Drug abuse, 2. Alcohol abuse, 3. Pregnancy, 4. Suicide, 5. Rape, 6. Rob- bery, 7. Assault. The silent message we as a society can feel is watch out for danger. Fear breeds fear. Fear can make a school zone a war zone, same with a town. How can we change fear to love? How do you squeeze lemons into lemonade? Attitude is seven times greater than knowledge and skill accord- ing to the Stanford Research In- stitute, which claimed success, is 88% attitude and 12% knowledge and skill.  SEE LOUISE ON PAGE 21 WESTERN WALL ART Metal Light Switch Covers Vintage Costume Jewelry WESTERN WALL ART metal light switch covers vintage costume jewelry ����������������������� ������������������� ������������������� ������������������� ������������� new discount grocery

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