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Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Ten Minute Treasures, INspirations: Example


Today is

I’m glad you’ve chosen to take daily steps toward

becoming a happier, healthier, more positive YOU!

This week, we are working toward strengthening
the principle and power of


Our choices today affect generations! 
In an effort to create positive change in a world full of turmoil, we’re focusing on one principle a month using the JOURNALriffic Method of journaling, called the 4 Steps of Discovery, as part of creating personal growth and positive INfluence.
We are using our personal power to embrace these attributes
to help stabilize and heal our hearts and homes.

Here are some basics for you to be able
to begin pondering the principle of


A pattern or model, as of something to be imitated or avoided: to set a good example.

Rare. To give or be an example of; exemplify (used in the passive).

Words with the same or similar meanings (synonyms):
Exemplar, ideal, standard, representation, pattern.
"example." Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 22 Jun. 2010. <>.

Here are some great quotes about EXAMPLE:

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Episcopal clergyman.

Example is the best precept.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Greek fabulist.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) German theologian, philosopher, and physician.

The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

Well done, is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

If you know of another principle that would be more helpful to you right now, feel free to choose that instead. A list of helpful principles can be found in the back of JOURNALriffic.

A modified version of the 4 Steps of Discovery can be found
on the Daily JOURNALriffic Prompts tab on this website.
You can find steps for each weekday there.
Ponder these thoughts as you INtegrate them into your daily living
We are here to help and not hurt ourselves and others,
which is the goal of Family Tree Quest and
TODAY's ChangeMakers.
Write your observations and ideas in your journal.

Ready. Set. GROW!
Happy Journaling.

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