Here are the pieces of experience I tried to pass on to my children:
Just like voting in Chicago, pray early and often! (LOL!) Not enough can be said about praying. It is a habit that even a young child can develop. My father said prayers every night with we kids, and we did not just say, "Now I lay me down to sleep". We learned the Lord's Prayer, and the 23rd Psalm, too. Then we sang a bunch of uplifting and sometimes silly songs. We sang, Jesus Loves Me; then we sang, "Mister Moon"; we sang then two short songs my Father composed himself about flowers and trees; we then wrapped up with a really crazy song I call "the Wind Is A-Blowing". It all set me up with a lifetime of habit of prayer. It is my best memory of my Father.
A positive attitude can be learned by example from you! If you try to be upbeat, the kids will be, too. Most of the time, I was more beat than upbeat with my kids, but I did try hard to make the laugh and be positive.
Make God the center of your life, and He will be the center of your children's lives, God willing.
What would you pass on to your kids?
Lyrics to "The Wind is a-blowing"- I believe my Dad also invented this song, but I am hoping that if he did not, someone will find it on You Tube and insert it here.
The Wind is a-blowing,' And the snow is a-flowing, And the pass is closed up tight! Oh, my doggie and me We will freeze in the breeze, And we will be dead by tonight. Whooo, whoo-whoo, whoo, whoo....
My Dad was a Nut. What a song for a lullaby!
asked 24 Jun '13, 07:09
There is no need to suffer/worry/doubt/be sad. What happens to you is not random. Its only a choice. So whenever you want to feel better its only a moment away.
there is Source connection. Human will is limited but Divine will is unlimited. If you get aligned with Cosmic Laws then you can access the Divine and life will never be same again! Be easy with yourself. Everything will be perfectly beautiful. Follow your joy, inspirations and passions how ever small, they will lead you the Garden of Eden.
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Now get out the house and play!
I am answering this from my being a Sensei and what I pass on to my students.
When you set your mind to something, know and believe that you can. Approach it with a state of mind of what does this take to accomplish? Do not worry about what others think of you. See your target as the only thing there is. Let nothing distract you, but keep focused on what you need to do to achieve what you want.
Do not let your mind think on past failures or triumphs but keep to the task afoot.
he begot four each with a
remembering it took him
answered 24 Jun '13, 20:37
That you should always follow your heart in what feels right to do and that your dreams do come true! Anyone read Dooley's children's book on this topic?
answered 25 Jun '13, 18:50
At the age of 19 my mother gave birth to her first child, shortly afterwards she was critically ill and actually dying of blood clots in the legs with no hope of recovery (it was in 1935 and medical science was unable to treat severe thrombosis) ... the local priest prayed all night for her to recover ... and she survived and later gave birth to 7 more children one of which was me.
answered 22 Jul, 00:15
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