We lost our beautiful sweet gentle tan corgi on January 24. He was alternately called Handsome Sam or Sammy, and had the most beautiful Egyptian eyes you can ever imagine - as if black eyeliner had traced his eyes then went straight back towards his ears. 

No matter what you asked of him, he agreed. When we walked him in new places, he never strayed too far, investigating only so far, always keeping us in sight. Taking him up the Elk Mt. became more challenging as he got older but he was always there smiling as he crested a hill behind us, so pleased to be with us. 

He loved his food and his treats and only had to be chided infrequently for stealing Delilah’s food when she became fussy and left some in her bowl. 

A slight gurgle of approval escaped his throat when he was nuzzled under his chin, which he especially loved.

We loved this little guy with fur and four feet. 

And for all the heartache we feel now, would not have missed having him in our lives for as long as we did.
         
Sampson “Sammy” Jones
November 4,2004 - January 24, 2019

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AuthorAlice Jones

Infuriated with their own inadequacy, they took it out on the most innocent of victim, their children. How many times have parents berated children for what they saw as deficiencies in their own head?

This is called displacement.  Place no stock in words that tear you down. Words that belittle you are meant to hurt, especially in your formative years.

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AuthorAlice Jones

Watch your self-talk. Bring yourself to a place of completion with self-talk that offers the loveliest words you can think of. That self-defeating tape inside your head has to go.

Most of it is non-sense that was shouted by people who were insecure and felt inadequate in their own job or task in life. Recognize it for what it is.

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AuthorAlice Jones

What you give is what you get. When you berate another, you offer defeatism, both to yourself and to the other. When you encourage, you inspire hope.

You uplift with positive words, crush with negative ones, no matter how well-meaning or well-intentioned you are, or how realistically you feel you are assessing the situation.

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AuthorAlice Jones

No amount of chiding yourself is going to effectively bring you the results you want. It is not possible to berate yourself to “do better.”

Only the gift of praise, encouragement, enlightenment, and offering calm consideration can help.

It is foolish to think that negative words can achieve positive results. Only offering positive words can achieve positive results.

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AuthorAlice Jones