Were you helped after Hurricane Sandy? Here's an opportunity to show your appreciation.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Hurricane Sandy brought devestation, destruction and power outages but it also brought out the kindness of neighbors and strangers. Whether someone lent you a generator, cooked you a hot meal or offered compassion in some other unique way, here is an opportunity to share how "something negative" turned into "something positive." In our comments section below, let us know how you were helped, or a kind deed you witnessed. Have a photo? Share it in our gallery.
Tactics for helping children be happy with what they have.
We’ve nicknamed my daughter “Ms. More” because, since the day she was born, Nina’s always angled to get more than she has. If I agree to let her have one cookie, she immediately wants two. Before I’m even done reading her a bedtime story, she’s already asking for another. Recently, I was discussing plans for her 6th birthday with my husband when he remarked, “It doesn’t matter what you do. She won’t appreciate it anyway.” Touché. And a little bit true. I’ve already resigned myself to the fact that my children won’t fully appreciate all that I do for them until they have kids of their own. And I might just be dead by then. Or, at the very least, over my need to feel like a valued employee at this job no one will let me quit. Now, as my …