Our children are our biggest blessings and our biggest responsibilities throughout out lifetime. I discovered the following ditty a few days ago which I think demonstrates a powerful reminder to us as parents.
We need to teach our daughters to know the difference between:
a man who flatters her
and a man who compliments her
a man who spends money on her
and a man who invests in her
a man who views her as property
and a man who views her property
a man who lusts after her
and a man who loves her
a man who believes he’s a gift to women
and a man who believes she’s a gift to him
And then we need to teach our sons to BE THAT KIND OF MAN!
I recently came across this little poem about dads. While the name of the author is unknown, the message of this little ditty gives us a powerful picture of the goodness and love a father demonstrates to his children!
Marriage is sacred. It is a divine and sacrosanct union between two people. If a person is fortunate enough, they will be blessed with having a partner in which they can live with for a lifetime. Unfortunately, some marriages simply don’t work out or, due to misfortune, a spouse passes on. Some of those people may decide to marry again…maybe two or three times.
But four times?
Consider the following humorous story of an 80 year-old lady who decided to get married again for the fourth time!!
A local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.
“He’s a funeral director,” she answered.
“Interesting,” the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.
She paused for a few minutes, needing time to reflect on all those years.
After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she first married a banker when she was in her early 20’s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, a preacher when she was in her 60’s, and now in her 80’s, a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers…
She smiled and explained, “I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.”
Smiling is good for the heart, laughing is good for the soul, and loving will keep you living, laughing, and loving
Diets, diets, diets. They are all around us and we are constantly bombarded on a daily basis with advertisements regarding weight loss, healthy lifestyles, increasing testosterone, etc. The list goes on and on. In a lot of ways they can certainly be tiring after a while.
Sooo, I decided to share with you some comical thoughts with you today in regards to why a healthy lifestyle isn’t always as good as it may seem.
Eat whatever you like because…
The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54
The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57
The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41
The best footballer on the world, Maradona, died at the age of 60
The KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) inventor died at the age of 94
The inventor of Nutella died at the age of 88
The cigarette maker, WInston, died at the age of 102
The inventor of opium died at 116 in an earthquake
How did doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life?
The rabbit is always jumping but only lives about 2 years while the turtle that doesn’t exercise at all, lives over 200 years.
Today I decided to share some encouraging and uplifting quotes from some well-known people who have been with us over the course of time. It is my hope that you can find one or two of these little quotes to be both motivating or encouraging to your body and soul 🙂
“Life is a shared experience” ~ Unknown
“Life is a song. Love is the music.” ~ Siméon Poisson
“Love goes towards love…” ~ William Shakespeare
“Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.” ~ Barbara De Angelis
“…a life spent loving…is a life well spent.” ~ Suzanne Clothier
“Hold tenderly that which you cherish…” ~ Bob Allen
“All, everything that I understand< I understand because of love.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
“Through love, through friendship, a heart lives more than one life…” ~ Anais Nin
“Familiar acts are beautiful through love.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
“For love is heaven and heaven is love.” ~ Sir Walter Scott
“The heart that loves is always young.” ~ Greek Proverb
“…life was made for loving…” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
“Where there is love there is life.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” ~ Paulo Coelho
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much love the heart can hold.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald
“Do all things with love.” ~ Og Mandino
“Give all to love; obey thy heart.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All you need is love.” ~ John Lennon
There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.” ~ George Sand
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love that you make.” ~ Paul McCartney
“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
“It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.” ~ Tony Robbins
“Breathe love in.” ~ Jay Woodman
WHich one of these quotes were your favorite? Why?