July 2016 Newsletter

July in the Playroom
One afternoon, after a day of rain, a group of children gathered around a log to see what would be found under it. To everyone’s surprise, there were many big juicy earthworms on the top of the soil. After watching and a little hesitation, a three year old said “I want to feel one.” She touched one and then all the children wanted to feel what a worm felt like too. The children intently observed the worms and then watched as they returned underground where they can work to enrich the soil of our garden and grass.

On Mondays at 11:30 a music therapist comes and leads parents and children in a ½ hour of singing and stories. Children learn songs, do a little dancing and make a lot of wonderful noise.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is offering a preventative dental program for children aged 9 months to 5 years old. A Registered Dental Hygienist will apply a protective coating called fluoride varnish to your child’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay (cavities). There is no cost. Parents can bring their children to Wolseley Family Place on July 7, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. If you have questions, please call 204-788-8055.

The Four agreements
by don Miguel Ruiz
1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
As you practice living these four practices your life will dramatically change. In the beginning these new habits will be challenging and you will lapse countless times. With practice these agreements become integrated into your being and every area of your life and become easy habits to keep.