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Lesson learnt!

June 16th, 2009 | Category: Uncategorized

Here is your Friday story,

A Lesson Learnt From My Six Year Old

On Saturday mornings, my family and I stay in bed just a little bit longer. My two boys crawl into bed with my husband and I and we usually watch music videos all together cuddled up in bed.

A song came on called “If this was your last day” which I found intriguing and thought it posed an interesting question too, so I turned to my husband and asked him what he would do if it was his last day.

He thought for a while and then said that he would probably lie in bed all day just as we were doing right now, surrounded by all his favorite people, just savoring the time together.

I turned to my eight year old and asked him what he would do and he said that he would go to Canada’s Wonderland and go on all the rides.

I then focused my attention on my six year old and posed the same question. He looked at me intently and asked “Is this my last day to live?”, I said “yup”.

He then answered the question quite matter of factly and said “I would go to the hospital”.

Of course my husband and I thought his answer was genuinely funny, smart and pure (we are biased of course). However, I have been thinking about it for a few days now and I realize that my six year old has it all figured out.

He naturally thinks outside of the box, he does not accept a situation and assume a scenario just because it is posed to him.

In his mind, there was no reason why it should be his last day and he was going to find a way to ensure that it was not.

In a flash of a second, he realized that he has the capacity to ensure that it wouldn’t be his last day and not only that, but he was going to take the requisite responsibility and the necessary action to ensure that it wasn’t.

My son taught me that if you want to live then find a way to do it, don’t give up, don’t settle and don’t just accept things for what they seem to be.

Don’t assume and accept a situation just because it is presented to you as such. Rather make that situation your own, take responsibility for it and then decide to change it, my six year old did.

Now I know that I am his mother, but is this not the smartest six year old kid in the entire world?

Nicolle Kopping-Pavars

(Published in Insight of The Day )

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The Instinct Gurus

November 24th, 2008 | Category: Uncategorized

 

THE INSTINCT GURUS

 

Join us for a light hearted and inspirational evening empowering you to recognize and successfully trust your instincts.

 

Julian Liknaitzky B.A. (Psych) LL.B.   H.dip(Tax) Wits

Divorce & Life coach

 

Nicolle Kopping –Pavars BA LL.B

 Collaborative Lawyer and Family Law Mediator

 

Opening by Isolina Varano, BSW, MSW, RSW, (ADR)

 Conflict Resolution Manager, TCDSB, Mediator, Parenting Coordinator

 

 Date:                   Thursday December 4th 2008        

                  

Time:                   6:30 p.m

 

Venue:                  HSBC Building

                              3601 Highway 7, (Hwy 7 and Warden)

                              Suite 400, Markham, On

                              L3R OM3

 

Cost:                    $10.00 per person

 

RSVP by 2 December to: crystalball2008@hotmail.com

 

Biographies:

 

Julian majored in Psychology in South Africa, specializing in Family Therapy and Individual counseling. He also completed his Law degree and Higher Diploma in Tax. Julian works as a divorce and life coach reviewing the options available to clients before, during and after relationship breakups and divorce. www.divorcecoaching.ca

 

Nicolle is a Family Law mediator and lawyer in good standing in both South Africa and Canada. Nicolle is committed to assisting separating couples find options that maintain their self respect, self esteem and dignity while resolving issues arising from a separation without going to court. www.nkplaw.ca

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October Surrogacy Network Evening

November 24th, 2008 | Category: Uncategorized
WOW!! WHAT A SUCCESS -That is all I can say about our first network evening. laugh.gif
We had couples from Newmarket to Mississauga and in between. It was truly an emotional experience for me to meet with such strong and special people. Everyone clicked so quickly, sharing their stories and where they were on their fertility journey. Some participants were even going to the same doctors and shared contacts and information. This is what sharing and networking is all about, but most important, sharing with PEOPLE who COMPLETELY understand where you are, they have walked and are still walking a mile in your shoes. A date has been set for our next meeting on Tuesday November 25, 2008. We will have a guest speaker come in to speak to us and then we will have our usual mingle and chat. I will keep you updated as to the topic and guest speaker SO mark your calendars and I look forward to seeing you there. Anyone who has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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