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Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

By Coach Phatty, published on May 24, 2014

It has always fascinated me how many people have sacrificed their lives or the quality of their life for the freedom that all Americans enjoy every day. I can’t imagine the impact that these misfortunes have on not only the soldiers, but the lives of their families and friends.

I always take the time each Memorial Day to think of the soldiers and the freedom that we have and say a little prayer for all of those who are in harm’s way today.

Unfortunately, I am embarrassed and sorry to say, that I don’t think many people REALLY are grateful for the many things that they take pleasure... (more)

Tags: soldiers, veterans, Civil War, memorial day, sacrifice, all american wars, america's wars, american revolution, indian wars, kia, korean war, mexican war, mia, spanish american war

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

By Coach Phatty, published on May 23, 2014

As most of you know (or don’t know), I am a teacher and coach. I have been doing both for 28 years now and I have loved every second of it. I really enjoy teaching my students in an atmosphere where they can have loads of fun, learn concepts, exercise and get rid if some stress.

The most annoying thing about things about my job are the meetings, political decisions and other stuff but honestly, just about every other workplace has the same thing going on. Just give me my kids and my gym or field…and I am happier than a meadowlark!

One of the great joys of teaching and the most... (more)

Tags: teachers, students, coaching, making a difference, love of teaching, pursuit of a joyful life, teacher-student relationship

Never Argue With A Woman That Reads!

By Coach Phatty, published on May 15, 2014

One morning a husband returned after several hours of fishing and decided to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, his wife decided to take the boat out and go for a ride. She motored out a short distance, anchored, and began to read her book.

A short time later, along comes a game warden in his boat. He pulled up alongside the woman and said, “Good morning Ma’am. What are you doing?”

“Reading a book,” she replied, (thinking, “Isn’t that obvious?”)

“You’re in a restricted fishing area,” he informed her.

“I’m sorry officer, but I’m not fishing, I’m reading.”

... (more)

Tags: reading, husband, wife, fishing, woman that reads

Guns Don’t Kill People or Do They?

By Coach Phatty, published on May 14, 2014

There is a HUGE debate throughout our land about the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, and the danger of guns. Whenever there is a shooting in a mall, movie theater, school, or somewhere else, the first thing many anti-gun people say is…”get rid of guns”, “guns kill people”, on and on.

Anyway, I know the purpose of my site is to present heartwarming and motivational stories,etc., but this little story about gun control, in my opinion, is a humorous little note that Mr. Donald K. Martin crafted for a local newspaper. In my humble opinion, the main idea of this story is SO true!

... (more)

Tags: gun control, guns, right to bear arms, gun debate, donald k. martin, guns kill people, humorous gun debate story

Laughter (Really Is) the Best Medicine

By Coach Phatty, published on May 12, 2014

It has been said down through the ages, that “laughter is the best medicine.” Who doesn’t like a good, hearty laugh or a good chuckle or a simple giggle? We all enjoy a good laugh…Why? Because it is not only fun…it feels good! It is soothing to the soul and can make the worst of days into a good one almost instantly.

Laughter is good for the body and soul. It has been proven to be have many positive effects on a person’s well-being. It produces helpful hormones that fight stress, effects the immune system and in many cases, also helps lower blood pressure.

The following story... (more)

Tags: music, positive thinking, laughter, laugh, benefits of laughing, caner, chicken soup for the surviving soul, normon cousins, peter mcwilliams

The Day Mother Did Nothing

By Coach Phatty, published on May 12, 2014

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess.

A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room, the TV was playing loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on... (more)

Tags: relationship, father and mother, husband and wife, husband and wife relationship, mom's day off, mother's day off

Dressing A Soldier For The Last Time

By Coach Phatty, published on May 10, 2014

This is a picture behind the scenes at Dover Air Force Base where the bodies of fallen soldiers are prepared for burial.

And that includes being properly dressed, all the way down to the smallest detail. In this picture Staff Sgt. Miguel Deynes is making sure the uniform is just right for an army pilot recently killed in Afghanistan.

There is a very specific process once a fallen soldier is returned home.

The bodies are flown back to the U.S. on a cargo jet.

A team of service members wearing white gloves carries the coffins, covered with flags, to a white van that... (more)

Tags: respect, soldiers, military, rememberance, a soldier's uniform, a soldiers body, dover air force, military funeral, sergeant deynes, soldiers uniforms

The China Earthquake: “You Must Remember That I Love You”

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 5, 2014

This is a true story of a Mother’s Sacrifice during the China Earthquake.

After the Earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshiping; her body was leaning forward, and her two hands were supported by an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.

With so many difficulties, the leader of the rescue team put his hand through a narrow gap on the wall to reach the woman’s body. He was hoping... (more)

Tags: love, relationships, life, survival, sacrifice, a mother's love, parent - child relationship, a mother's sacrifice, love of a mother, story of survival

Things We Need to Teach Our Daughters (and Sons)

By Coach Phatty, published on Mar 30, 2014

As parents, there isn’t anything more precious in the world to us as our children. One of the most important things that we should teach our children (and encourage them to use) is wisdom…the ability to differentiate between good and bad, etc.

I recently came across some great “words of wisdom” that I thought that would be good to share for everyone who is a parent (or who will be someday). These are principles that we need to teach our daughters to know the difference between…

a man who flatters her and a man who compliments her

a man who spends money on her and... (more)

Tags: advice, wisdom, advice for parents, good daughters, good sons, parental advice

Don't Be A Crab!

By Coach Phatty, published on Mar 26, 2014

I decided to share a little bit of my life with you and tell you a short story of a lesson that I learned when I was a kid and still practice it to this day!

I am a born and bred “clam digger”, a “shore boy”, a plain and simple man that grew up and lived at the beach. There was nothing better than going fishing with my brother and dad on the rock jetties by the local inlet trying to catch Fluke, Flounder or some other tasty fish or sitting along the docks of the local boatyards attempting to haul in baby Bluefish.

Fishing wasn’t the only thing that we loved to do. If we... (more)

Tags: relationships, life, inspiring, motivational, bucket of crabs, crabs, encouraging, story of crabs, thought provoking, crabbing

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