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Do not lose heart. That is such a powerful message

The Temporary vs. The Eternal; Do Not Lose Heart Throughout Your Daily Struggles   by J.M. Troppello

This past weekend, my husband and I were spending time with family. It was a nice, relaxing time of hanging out and sharing deep conversations. We spoke about our respective plans for the next few years. Of course, we also acknowledged that God is in control, and we all want Him to guide our steps. However, we also spoke about eternal things and how one day we’ll all be in Heaven.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Cor. 4:16-18, NKJV)

In my current stage in my walk with the Lord, this passage from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 is truly a comfort to me. The title for this Scripture is listed as Seeing the Invisible. That pretty much sums up the message in this passage. Through every minute of your day, you can be an overcomer when you see the invisible. 

So, what’s the invisible?

The invisible is all the things that are not seen through the eyes of the flesh but are visible through the eyes of faith. What you see with the eyes of the flesh is temporary. They won’t last. They will fade. Nothing here on earth will last forever. Paul was sharing this to encourage believers to keep going. He wanted them to see God’s Kingdom with their spiritual eyes and realize that the ‘light afflictions’ are only for a moment as compared to the eternal weight of glory.

Okay, so I get it. Many times, these trials we go through don’t seem so light. However, when you see them through your spiritual eyes – and that one day you’ll be in Heaven – that can help you thrive through them, rather than simply only barely surviving through them.

Do not lose heart.  I love those four words at the beginning of this passage: do not lose heart. Yes, your outward man is perishing, however, your inward man is being renewed day by day.

That is such a powerful message that I hope you can latch onto. So, the next time you look in the mirror and say, “Man, I’m getting old!” Or the next time you have a hard time getting up from the floor when your child, niece or nephew, or grandchild asks you to play with them, remember that you are being renewed inwardly day by day.

God is working in your life each day. He wants to cultivate a deeper walk with you and Him. Don’t allow your ‘light afflictions’ to get in the way of spending time with Him each day in prayer, Bible reading, and praise. Allow those light afflictions to draw you closer in your walk with the Lord.

Have your ‘light afflictions’ been drawing you closer to the Lord or making you grow apart from Him?

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About the Author

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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Inspirational Gift Baskets, Christian Gifts to Support, Encourage, Uplift, and Inspire

Some gifts are designed to delight, while others have the power to say thank you. But some gifts go far beyond the ordinary, aiming not to merely delight or thank but to truly inspire.

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, you cannot go wrong with a gift basket. Unlike cookie-cutter gifts that follow the latest fads, gift baskets forge their own path, creating a present that will be enjoyed and used long after the original occasion has come and gone.

Inspirational gift baskets are also a great way to share your faith so those around you can experience the same peace, serenity, and beauty that keep you calm in a chaotic world. Whether you are new to your chosen faith or have been following its precepts since childhood, giving a gift basket is a beautiful way to pay it forward and repay the many gifts you have been given.

The great thing about inspirational gift baskets is that they are as personal as the recipient. If you want to give a meaningful gift to a particular believer in your life, nothing says faith is quite like a Christian-themed gift basket. If you want to inspire the new Christian in your life and assist them on their journey, a gift basket filled with sacred texts and heartfelt stories could be just the thing.

When illness strikes someone you care about, it can be hard to maintain your hard-fought faith through a crisis, but you can ease the path for your loved one with a customized Christian gift basket. Inspirational and faith-based gift baskets can even assist your friends, coworkers, and family members in their time of greatest need. Those battling illness and caring for ailing family members can feel overwhelmed, so why not let them know you are thinking of them with an assortment of spiritual gift baskets? These heartfelt gifts may not have magical healing powers, but they can still bring a bit of light and beauty into what is otherwise a dark time.

Even when tragedy strikes and death takes someone you love
, you can reach out with a bereavement basket, one filled with things that show how much you care and think about the deceased and the loved ones they were forced to leave behind. 

  A grief and healing basket can be the first step on the road to emotional recovery, easing the burden while expressing the sympathy you feel so profoundly but find so hard to put into words. If you are having trouble finding the right words to describe your grief and compassion, why not use gift baskets to comfort the bereft and speed their path to healing? These thoughtful gifts of sympathy will surely be remembered long after the service.

When the holidays roll around, you can do all your shopping without a single trip to the mall or fight for a parking space. Just go online and pick out Christian Christmas gift baskets that celebrate the true reason for the season.

These spiritual gift baskets are perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list, from the youngest kids to grandma and grandpa. And unlike some other Christmas gifts, these presents will not gather dust or be returned to the store. 

  From gifts to encourage and inspire to thoughtful gifts for sympathy to recovery gift ideas for the recently hospitalized, gift baskets can do so much. If you are looking for the perfect present to inspire and soothe, look no further than a Christian gift basket. 

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12 Ways to Pray for a Dad You Know this Father's Day

They need diligence and constancy to do all God has called them to do. Their families need them to be strong and loving providers. This Father's Day, pray for the fathers around you - brothers, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. Lift each father to the Lord so he can be for his family all the Lord created him to be.

1. Pray for his walk with the Lord. A man needs to be grounded in the Word and lean on the Lord, allowing Him to direct his steps. Pray that he has a strong prayer life and turns to God for strength to live the way he should. "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)

2. Pray for his relationship with his wife. Pray that he cherishes her and encourages her in all she does for their family. As his relationship with his wife flourishes, he will set an example for his son about how to treat his wife someday. He will show his daughter that she deserves love, respect, and other qualities she should look for in a husband.

3. Pray that he fulfills his role as the spiritual leader of his home. A father needs to exemplify faith, patience, a consistent prayer life, and self-control for his children. He needs to go before the Lord regularly for his own needs and those of his family. The family members of a dedicated spiritual leader feel supported, secure, and encouraged. "He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect." 1 Timothy 3:4 (NIV)

4. Pray for his friendships. A man needs godly men in his life for accountability and stability. He needs to allow his godly friends to speak into his life, and in turn, he will encourage and edify them on their path through life. Pray that he can keep away from "friends" who would steer him off course. "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)

5. Pray for integrity in all his dealings. As a man handles matters in life, his children look on, learning how to act in different situations. They learn about ethics and morality from him. Pray that this man is honest and dependable with a good work ethic. "The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them." Proverbs 20:7 (NLT)

6. Pray that he is open and loving with his children. Dad should be spending time with the family discussing life, feelings, and spiritual matters. The children should learn that there are times to be serious and silly. The family should have fun together, planning outings and times at home that are uplifting and enjoyable. "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by how you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord." Ephesians 6:4 (NLT)

7. Pray for his health. As the provider for his family, the father needs to be healthy and able to work steadily. Pray that he keeps himself in good condition mentally, physically, and spiritually.

8. Pray for business success. Pray that he is proficient in his field and gets paid for his work accordingly. Keep the company he works for in your prayers, that it thrives, enabling him to remain employed.

9. Pray for his self-image. Voices are clamoring all around him from work, home, society, and media, telling him who he ought to be and what he should be doing. Pray that he hears God's voice above the din, giving him clear guidance on who he is and where he belongs. "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well." Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

10. Pray for his identity. As a man moves through life, he needs friends to turn to and activities to enjoy that aren't necessarily part of his family or work life. Every man needs hobbies and interests to enjoy that relax and refresh him, so he is, once again, ready to face the many demands of life.

11. Pray that he can resist temptation. Men are tempted from all sides in many ways. Pray that he is not tempted by pornography, extramarital affairs, pride, glory, greed, or any other ways modern men are drawn to live out anything but God's best for them. "The temptations in your life are not different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure." 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)

12. Pray for his priorities. Between work, family, friends, and other obligations, a man will often feel pulled in many directions at once. Pray that he keeps a good life balance, spending appropriate time at work, with his family, and in other activities.

This Father's Day, keep the men in your life in your prayers. As they care for their families and choose how to spend their time, pray that they stay connected to God, who will direct them and provide for all their needs. This is a Father's Day gift he can use. 

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Father's Day Gift Basket Ideas Dear Old Dad Will Love

It may seem far off now, but Father's Day will be here before you know it. If you want to treat your dad right, now's the time to start planning.

Finding a perfect present for the man who gave you the gift of life is not easy, but the answer could be closer than you think. A gift basket can be the perfect present for dear old dad, and here are some fun ideas to get you started.

The Golf Gift Basket

Does your dad long to hit the links? Is he looking for a way to improve his game and get that ball closer to the hole? If so, a golf-themed Father's Day gift basket could be just the thing.

You can start your gift basket off with some custom golf balls, complete with his initials or anything else you like. You can also add tees and other practical items, vouchers for lessons, or gift cards for the local golf course.

A Night at the Movies (or at Home)

Is your dad a movie lover? Is he anticipating the newest summer blockbuster or looking forward to replaying his favorite film for the tenth time? No matter how dad likes to watch movies, you can give him something special with a customized film buff gift basket for Father's Day.

If dad likes to go to the cinema, you can include vouchers for movie tickets in the gift basket and candy and other necessities. If home cinema is his thing, your gift basket might consist of gourmet popcorn, toppings, and other delicious treats.

The Fisherman Gift Extravaganza

If your dad's idea of a perfect day is standing around the local fishing hole, why not give him everything he needs in one handy basket? You can outfit your fishing-inspired Father's Day gift basket with various lures to fool the fish, colorful hand-tied flies, and many sinkers to keep the line in place.

You can also add other practicalities, including a fishing line and a new rod and reel. You can even add some gift cards for the local outdoor shop if you forgot anything dear old Dad needs for a fun day on the water.

The New Dad Gift Basket

For new dads, their first Father's Day is something they will never forget. Bringing home a new baby means that life will never be the same, but it also means that the new dad has a brand new holiday to celebrate.

Why not treat the new dad in your life to something exceptional with a Father's Day gift basket customized for the occasion? From practical items like miniature clothing for the baby to fun gag gifts that will make him laugh, you can create a first-time Father's Day gift basket the new dad is sure to love.

The Gourmet Chef Gift Basket

If your dad loves to cook, a gourmet Father's Day gift basket is just the thing. You can start with a cookbook aimed at food-loving dads - think grilling secrets and lots of meat. Once that is out of the way, you can add all manner of things, from spices, rubs, and sauces to utensils that will make life easier in the kitchen and out of it.

The great thing about giving your dad a gourmet chef Father's Day gift basket is that you get to be on the receiving end of all those delicious meals. Make sure you leave room in your stomach for all that great food - your dad will surely want to share the bounty.

The Lawn Care Gift Basket

Does your dad love his lawn? Is his yard the envy of the neighborhood? If so, a lawn care gift basket could be just the thing for Father's Day and all summer long.

You can build your lawn care gift basket any way you like, basing it on what your dad needs and what he wants. Whether you add seeds, sod, and flower pots or fill your basket with gift cards for local nurseries and home improvement centers, your dad is sure to appreciate your generosity.

Choosing a gift basket for Father's Day is always a good idea, but not just any gift basket will do. If you want to make your Father's Day present even more unique, you will want to customize its content to focus on the things your dad loves to do. The ideas listed above can get you started, but the rest is entirely up to you.

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12 Ways to Pray for a Mom You Know This Mother's Day

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    This Mother's Day, pray for the moms you know - your mom, a friend who's a mom, a new mom in your neighborhood, or an older mom in your prayer group. All moms need prayer. Here are a dozen ways to lift her up to the Lord.

    1. Pray that Mom maintains a good relationship with her husband. The best thing a woman can give her children is a good relationship with their father. Children who grow up in stable homes do better socially and academically, have greater self-confidence and have a better chance of providing a stable home for their families when they get older.

2. Pray that Mom does not give the enemy a foothold anywhere in her home or relationships. Satan is insidious and can use even the most mundane things of life to drive a wedge between her and her loved ones. The enemy seeks to destroy all that she is doing; help her by fighting on your knees. "And do not give the devil a foothold." Ephesians 4:27 (NIV)

3. Pray that Mom has wisdom in all circumstances. If there is anything a mom needs, it's wisdom and understanding of the many situations she faces each day. "She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31: 26 (NIV)

4. Pray that Mom finds joy, honor, and satisfaction in her role as a mom. Motherhood is a stressful job. At times, she may feel as though she could be doing a better job as a mother or that there are other things she could be doing with her time. Pray that she sees the value in her role as caretaker for her children. "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also." Proverbs 31:28 (NIV)

5. Pray that Mom has a good relationship with her children. To be respected and obeyed by her children, there needs to be a healthy relationship with mutual respect and consideration. "Children, obey your parents the way the Lord wants. Fathers, do not make your children angry, but raise them with the training and teaching of the Lord." Ephesians 6:1, 4 (ICB)

6. Pray that Mom maintains her health. Self-care is so important. If a mom is not feeling well, she does not have the energy or desire to do all that God has called her to do for her family. Jesus called his disciples to rest and care for themselves when he said, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31 (NIV)

7. Pray that Mom is able to manage her home well. A mom wears many hats: chef, chauffeur, nurse, tutor, finder-of-lost-things, and more. The only way a mom can make it through the day is to be well-organized. Pray for her to be able to handle all the tasks that come her way.

8. Pray that Mom stops to savor the ordinary moments. There will be a day when she wishes her son would climb the tree once more, wishes that her daughter would let her read her a story. Pray that she does not let these common yet significant times go unappreciated. 

9. Pray that Mom is filled with the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT). Each of these is essential to her role as caretaker for her family.

10. Pray that Mom holds onto her own identity, finding time to pursue her own interests. If she does, she will have a full life and ideas to share with her children through the years. When her nest is empty, she will have ways to keep herself busy and interests to share with her husband and adult children.

11. Pray that Mom is free from anxiety and able to trust in the Lord in every situation. With the many ups and downs and the scrapes and scuffles of life, moms can become anxious and fearful. Pray that this mom knows that God is working behind the scenes. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (KJV)

12. Pray that Mom has the wisdom and diligence to teach her children all they need to know about God and life. What children learn about God is caught and taught by hundreds of discussions and situations throughout the years. "These commandments are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV)

This Mother's Day, pray for the moms in your social circles. Lift them up to the Lord, praying for a long life so they can watch the children they loved on and pour into become the successful adults God created them to be.

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Shopping for presents on Mother's Day can be fun. Adorable Gift Baskets offers a wide variety of gifts for Mom. It is easy to select the right present when considering your mother's interests. Making the correct choice ensures that she will receive a gift that she will truly appreciate and never forget.

The greatest gift you can give your mother is your love, but Mom will undoubtedly appreciate a tangible gift as well. If you find yourself at a loss searching for a gift for Mother's Day, why not consider a gift basket specially prepared to celebrate the day? A thoughtfully Mother's Day gift basket is ideal for showing that you are thinking of your mother, particularly if you are far away and cannot be with her.

Gift baskets for Mother's Day are available online, and you can easily find the perfect Mother's Day gift basket for mom, mother-in-law, and every mother figure in your life. Gift baskets are great presents that are simple to have delivered almost anywhere. Mother's Day gift baskets are usually themed. For example, chocolate, cookies, fruit, wines, candles, bath and body, teas, and coffees are more popular choices. Your gift basket will arrive with individual gifts carefully organized and beautifully decorated with ribbons and bows and your personalized gift card included.

Your mother will be thrilled at your thoughtfulness if you select a gift basket that matches her favorite activities and her personality. A gardening gift basket filled with seeds, gloves, and gardening tools will be ideal if your mother loves gardening. For mothers who like to relax and pamper themselves, a beauty or spa gift basket filled with beauty products would be fitting. Mothers that enjoy gourmet foods will find a basket filled with sumptuous epicurean delights particularly welcome.

Your mother brought you into the world and may have put her career, dreams, and ambitions on hold to nurture you and concentrate on your future. Show your love and appreciation on Mother's Day with a gift basket that will engender warm thoughts of you in the years to come.

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Sympathy Gift Baskets That Bring Comfort Even in the Saddest of Moments

A Gentle Word In Challenging Times, Sympathy Gift Basket

$89.00 During times of grief and sorrow, it's the simple things and kind gestures of sympathy that truly mean the most.

Send a kind gesture during a time of grief and loss; it's the simple things that truly mean the most. Send your sincere condolences with this lovely handwoven gift basket filled with endearing tokens of your thoughtfulness.

Sympathy Gift Basket Includes:

Deeper Than Tears Condolence gift book
Dark stained gift  tray
Mediterranean flatbread crisps
Smoked almonds
Chambery truffles
Cranberry harvest trail mix
Hot fudge brownie
Biscoff European cookies
Skinny dipping pretzels
Brie cheese spread
Pillar candle

The gift measures approximately 12" long, 10" wide, and 13" tall and weighs 6 pounds.

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Say Thank You With A Gift Basket

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest, yet most powerful things we can do for one another. There are many ways to say thank you. However, there are situations when words aren't enough.

Why not go above and beyond this year and do something really special to express your gratitude. Gift baskets make a wonderful way to say thank you. Show your appreciation by sending a gift basket to coworkers, family, friends.

Send a gift basket today. They will never forget your thoughtfulness.

WHAT IS A GIFT BASKET? A Gift Basket is one big, beautifully wrapped basket gift with lots of smaller gifts inside. Receiving a gift basket is one of life's greatest joys. A gift basket is a beautiful way to express your sentiments and show you care; say thank you, get well, have happy holidays, or just thinking of you. Send a basket for any reason or occasion. 

GIFT BASKET IDEAS: Adorable Gift Baskets offers the most memorable gifts, gift baskets, care packages, and presents that make lasting impressions. Search our vast selection of specialty gift baskets of impeccable taste, superior quality, and value. Online gift basket shopping has never been easier or so much fun.

GIFT BASKET OCCASIONS: Send a gift basket anytime, for any occasion, send a gift basket just because, or create an event and make it memorable by sending a gift basket. Any day is a perfect day to surprise someone special with a gift basket.

GIFT BASKETS THEMES: Theme gift baskets are designed for special celebrations and focus on one specific occasion, location or event. Popular theme baskets include birthdays, new arrivals, weddings, holidays, business occasions, Christmas, Mother's Day, Easter, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, retirement, congratulations, cheer up, fishing, golfing, sports, real estate closing, and special occasions.

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Sweet, Chocolatey Stocking Stuffer

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(Family Features) If you find yourself deciding between gifting traditional stocking stuffers or giving the gift of tasty snacks at the holidays, there’s one simple solution: go for both. After all, combining two hallmarks of the season – sweet treats and stylish gifts – is a surefire way to put yourself on the nice list this year.

Spread cheer to family, friends, coworkers and more with these special ideas you can personalize for the ones closest to your heart. If you’re lucky, they may even share the chocolatey goodness inside.

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A Sweet Celebration of the Season

If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, remember decking the halls with holiday candy is a tradition for many on your list. Filled with customized chocolate candies, this M&M’S Christmas Tree Gift Box carries the holiday cheer through your own messages. It’s a unique gift option that looks perfect under the tree or stuffed in a stocking, and the personalized notes or photos allow you to bring back cherished memories and moments together.

The Gift that Keeps Giving

’Tis the season to be sweet, and a unique option like this Personalizable M&M’S Blue Snowflake Dispenser in White Gift Box makes for an unforgettable present that includes a 1-pound bag of personalized chocolate candies to add to the dispenser. The modern candy dispenser with a wintery design that calls to mind the reason for the season offers a twist: With each turn of the dispenser, customized candies can include your own photo, messages or festive art.

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A surprise visit from an elf is a sweet way to spread holiday cheer, and this Personalizable M&M’S Elf Shoes Gift Box adds just the right touch of colorful fun and whimsy with a cutout of pointy-toed elf shoes displaying the delicious, custom-decorated chocolate candies inside. This unique creation featuring jester-style shoes – complete with little bells on the tips – can please all ages. Just personalize the candies with phrases, clip art or a special photo to share with your nearest and dearest.


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The Key to Enjoying Whatever This Holiday Season Brings

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(Family Features) Between changes in routine and visiting family (or having them visit you), the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming for children and adults alike, even in “normal times.” Add in inclement weather, the desire for a perfect holiday and parents still working, and you have a perfect cocktail for emotional meltdowns.

“The key to enjoying whatever this holiday season brings is to acknowledge the range of emotions the entire family may be feeling and hold space for those feelings,” said Ariel Acosta from KinderCare’s Inclusion Services team. “By working on a few key things now before the heightened expectations and busyness set in, families can build a toolbox of skills that will help make the season less stressful for everyone.”

Consider these tips to help families prepare for a less stressful holiday season.

Find ways to destress as a family – Throw on some music and have a dance party. Incorporate some simple yoga moves or stretches into your day to create mindful moments. Help your children create a list of calm-down techniques to choose from when they start to become overwhelmed or as a way to reset after an outburst, such as taking a deep breath.

Set expectations for greetings – Talk with your children about your family’s expectations around greetings and help them think of and practice different ways to say hello, such as a hug, handshake, high-five, wave or verbal greeting. Giving your children options ahead of time allows them to choose the greeting that feels most comfortable in the moment. To lessen the pressure, make sure family members and friends understand what you and your children are comfortable with. For example, “It looks like Zazil doesn’t want a hug right now, Auntie Mei. Perhaps a high-five would be better.”

Give your children (and yourself) grace – Talk with your children about the range of emotions you feel throughout the day. This can help them learn emotional literacy and flexible thinking. It also normalizes feelings. When a big feeling does happen, remember to connect before you correct by labeling and validating your child’s emotions: “I can see that you’re really sad we have to leave the party. Leaving makes me feel sad, too. What would help you feel better?”

If your child is engaged in unsafe behaviors, like hitting, wait until after everyone is calm before talking about what could be done differently next time.

“How you handle your mistakes can be a powerful example for your children,” Acosta said. “Once you’re calm, explain what happened to your children. Start by naming your emotion, apologize if you didn’t handle your feelings well and let your children know what you plan to do differently next time. ‘I was really mad you two were arguing and I yelled. I shouldn’t have done that. Next time, I’m going to try to remember to take some deep breaths to help me speak more kindly.’”

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Secret Santa in the Workplace: 10 Reasons to Choose a Gift Basket This Christmas

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Secret Santa gift exchange at Holiday Christmas Parties is a time-tested staple of office life.


For most, the chance to buy gifts for coworkers and receive a gift in return is a welcome respite from day-to-day office life. For others, the secret Santa gift exchange is an unwelcome intrusion, one fraught with opportunities for faux pas and inappropriate presents.

No matter how you feel about the annual secret Santa gift exchange, there are many reasons to choose a gift basket this season. Here are 10 reasons to select affordable coworker gift baskets for your annual giving exchange. 

1. Gift baskets come in various price points - From the elaborate display to impress the boss to an affordable basket for the office newcomer, you can find a present that is right for everyone. 

2. You do not have to leave the office or brave the mall to buy gift baskets. You can buy affordable colleague gift baskets online - no need to step out of the office or even leave your cubicle. 

3. Gift baskets are affordable. If you are looking for an inexpensive gift for a coworker, client, or coworker, you cannot go wrong with a gift basket. These gifts can be as simple or elaborate as you like - the only limit is your holiday budget and imagination.
4. You can ship your gift basket to almost anyone. If your company has offices all over the place, you can treat your employees to stunning gift baskets with the click of a mouse. No need for expensive shipping or costly travel - just point, click, and ship. 

5. Gift baskets are customizable. You can customize your gift basket for each colleague you are buying for, creating just the right present for everyone on your holiday shopping list. 

6. Gift baskets are the perfect last-minute present. Nothing is worse than getting a gift from a coworker and having nothing to give in return. If that happens, all you have to do is go online and buy a last-minute gift basket, one that can be delivered to the office the very next day. 

7. Gift baskets are perfect for your clients. When the holiday season rolls around, you will want to thank the clients who pay the bills and keep your firm in business. Gift baskets are perfect for client giving - and your chosen recipients will think of you every time they pull a new item from the basket. 

8. Shop for colleague gift baskets at Adorable Gifts Baskets and avoid the dreaded trip to the mall. The shopping mall may be convenient, but it is not always pleasant during the holidays. Spend your time hanging out with your family than fighting for a parking place and keep your car in the garage.
9. Gift baskets are affordable. Buying gifts for all your coworkers can add up fast, but gift baskets are among the most affordable options. If you are looking for a present that will not break the bank, you cannot go wrong with a coworker gift basket. 

10. You can avoid those gift-giving faux pas. Gift-giving at the office can be fraught with peril, and giving the wrong gift or presenting an inappropriate one could come back to haunt you. Unlike that ill-conceived sweater choice or that cheap bottle of wine, gift baskets are always appropriate and always welcome. 

If you are looking for a holiday gift that will make you look great without draining your Christmas club account, there are plenty of reasons to choose a coworker gift basket this year. Gift baskets are always the right size, they are filled with delicious, delectable, and beautiful treats, and they are sure to please every single colleague and coworker on your holiday shopping list.

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