Last year I went to Time Out for Women and saw Hilary Weeks. She gave a talk about positive thoughts and how using a clicker (counter) to keep track of every positive thought leads you to be happier and more productive and all that good stuff. She has also made a website billionclicks.org where people all over are logging in their clicks to see if we can reach one billion happy thoughts. It is a great website with positive blogs, quotes and stories, etc. And you can buy clickers!
My sister bought me a clicker at Time Out for Women but I haven't really done anything with it. I have visited the website often but haven't "clicked'. I finally decided that I am going to join in and start clicking! and I decided to include my family also. I bought clickers for everyone. I thought it will be a great way to start off our summer. Last night I showed the video of Hilary Weeks http://www.billionclicks.org/page/videos to my family and we laughed. (you should watch it because it is funny--and a bit inspiring). Then I passed out the clickers. Everyone seemed enthusiastic about it. We talked a bit about how to be more positive in our home and have less arguing, etc.
Then after a little bit my 6 year-old pipes in "What does 'positive' mean?"
so I guess the first lesson in teaching a lesson, is make sure your students know what the key word means! lol I will (or might) keep you posted on how our "clicking" is going and if our home is becoming a happier more positive place.
An LDS Mom of a five, striving to meet the needs of each unique and demanding personality, and establish love at home.
The race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, but to those who endure to the end.
Some days I may only be crawling, but I will finish the course knowing the Lord is helping me along the way.