SPONSOR: www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-odille-cpa-17408815/ Mt 5:10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
"I already forgot more than you'll ever learn."
Has your parent ever said this to you? My Pop used to tell us this all the time when we were young; particularly during our latter teen years, I believe?
Eighteen-year-old Patty resented and rejected the notion.
Fifty-one year old Patty is not only certain it's accurate; she's pretty confident that she is part of the sandwich generation containing the soft center, you know what I'm sayin?
As in, my parents are wiser than me AND my kid(s) are smarter than me. Double kablammy whammy. Hmpf times two.
Either way, the humans do have a tendency of being a rather absent-minded lot.
Just look at the way we get amnesia about how far we've come or how much we've accomplished or what abundant wonderfulness we have -- sometimes in a mere matter of seconds!
All it takes for us to waver in self-confidence is a harsh critic. And the simplest setback blinds us to the incredible, breathtaking blessings spilling out all over every single day on the third rock.
All of 'em, you dig?
Don't let some sorry sack sideline you. Don't let past mistakes chain you to yesterday. Don't close your eyes and your heart to the purest, rarest beauty of a baby's smile, a flower in bloom or a rainbow spanning the horizon.
Always remember what's important: your faith, your fam, your health of mind, body and spirit, your willingness to show and receive compassion. Capisce?
And if you forget from time to time, let me know. I'll hook you up with my brilliant folks or my smarty pants kid. They rock.
#BeGrateful #BeKind #BePresent #Pray #Peace
P.S. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my father-in-law Don and a belated Happy Birthday to my sweet Jean R. in Warren!! Much love to you both!