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Priorities

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 25, 2013

While taking a vandalism report at an elementary school, an officer was interrupted by a little boy about six years old.

Looking up and down at his uniform, he asked, “Are you a cop?”

“Yes,” he replied and continued writing the report. … “My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?”

“Yes, that’s right,” he told him.

“Well, then,” he said as he extended his foot towards the officer, “would you please tie my shoe because i dunno how?”

Some calls take priority

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Tags: boy, policeman, little boy

If You Had to Live Your Life Over Again

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 21, 2013

Life is precious. It goes by so fast it's amazing. I just turned 50 earlier this year and I can't believe how fast the years have flown by. My grandmother used to say "the oleder you get...the days get longer and the years get shorter." How true it is!! I have also realized something else, I am beginning to think to myself more and more..what could I have done different in my life. What would I have changed?

It has always been interesting to me to walk through a graveyard and see all the tombstones. The thing that has always intrigued me is this...when I see the engraved tombstones of... (more)

Tags: life, regret, blessings, thankfulness

A Whale or a Mermaid?

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 20, 2013

I didn't write this but absolutely love what this woman wrote. So well done! It really does put the perspective that people have towards other individuals in the coorect light. So, please read...it's quite enjoyable and share.

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes; a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active... (more)

Tags: perspective, whale, maermaid, point of view

Some Lessons That Life Will Teach Us

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 19, 2013

First Most Important Lesson - Always remember that everyone is important to God. During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would... (more)

Tags: love, life, life's lessons

Jackie Robinson: A Friendship in the Midst of Racism

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 16, 2013

Racism is an ugly and repulsive belief that millions of people around the world still believe in this poisonous mentality. Therefore, it is always good to hear of stories of people who took a stand against racism despite what people thought of them. Today’s story is about two professional baseball players. One that had to face the evils of racism everywhere he went…and another who decided to show people how he felt about racism and be a friend to his teammate.

Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering... (more)

Tags: baseball, friendship, racism, jackie robinson, color barrier, pee wee reese

Giving Up Your Life for Others

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 15, 2013

We all have friends and family that we love and care for very deeply. We value our time together and the times (whether good or bad) that we share together. All of us have the special need, deep within us, to feel needed and loved by others. It gives our life meaning and makes us feel whole. But here's the question, how many of us would give up our lives to save a family member? Here's a tougher qusetion, how many of us would sacrifice our life for a friend? There is an old saying that goes…”No greater love has no man than to lay down his life for a friend.” Personally, I think that many... (more)

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A Box of Kisses: Words of Regret

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 14, 2013

There are times in everyone's lives that people may do or say things that they might regret because of how they angrily responded to a situation before they knew what took place. Sometimes, people should be more patient, understanding, and careful not to jump to the wrong conclusions when things happen.

The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the... (more)

Tags: life, daughter, father, careless words, child's love, story of regret, jumping to conclusions, living with regret

There's A Mouse in the House!!!

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 11, 2013

Life is becoming busier and busier for many people in today's world. Unfortunately, individuals are so busy with their own issues in their lives that they often think that difficulties that may affect others won't affect their lives. Their thought is, “why should I go out of my way to help them with the problem that they are facing? It has nothing to do with me.” Well, sometimes this decision can come back to affect them. The story today clearly illustrates why, sometimes, we should go out of our way to help others...because, you never know.

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall... (more)

Tags: helping others, helping other people, warning others

When Life Seems Gray

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 10, 2013

Life is a funny thing. There are times when a person feels great about themselves; their self-esteem is at its all-time high, everything in the world looks and feels as beautiful as a cool, crisp fall day…nothing can be better. Then come the “down times” in life; the moments in life when an individual may feel like they are beaten, battered and worthless. It seems as though nobody cares about what they say (or do), their self-confidence is gone and life just appears to be going nowhere.

It is during these rough times that two kinds of people are made; ones that dwell... (more)

Tags: life, positive thinking, compassion, power of positive thinking, helping others, story of compassion

The Amazing Power of Music!!

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 6, 2013

All of us enjoy music. We all have different kinds of genres that we enjoy and some that we don't. Music is an amazing and powerful medium that can bring out all kinds of emotions from us. Music can be used in a variety of ways and can affect every person differently. It can make people nostalgic, sad, happy, excited, or romantic...just to name a few. Some examples of the effects of music is how it can "soothe the soul” or “pump up” athletes when they are getting ready for a game. Some players like to listen to loud, upbeat music to "psyche themselves up" before a game while other people... (more)

Tags: music, power of music, music therapy, benefits of music

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