Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
I recently heard a kid, a "millennial" I would guess, referring despondently to "kids today." I laughed, an actual LOL, as I dug through my purse for the exact change change ( "old people!"). I suppose this is a right of passage for all generations. We cling desperately to our generations. We cling desperately to our youth as we quickly condemn "kids today." Certain that our experience is more authentic, we recall the good old days with nostalgia while mourning how things are changing, confident that today's youth are missing out on some crucial element of development. Truthfully my parents had to keep calling me to come in the house to eat while I was so use to going outside to play as punishment for my kids. Back in the day we ran around outside, rode bikes, climbed trees, played kick ball, slept in tents in the backyard ( not me), all in the name of childhood. We also walked to school in the snow. Who remembers that?
"Kids today" are on social media doing Lord knows what, and talking to Lord knows who and I do stress about it with my grandkids. I go visit them and they are on their devices in their rooms all the time even at the dinner table. I shake my head and complain to their parents!
My parents had to pull me inside, I had to pull my kids inside, but with these kids today, you have to push them Outside. The goal is the same, balance. Anyone growing up over 20 years ago had to make an effort to be social (not me). Today being alone requires effort. Technology has made being connected the new normal and for us talking about the good ole days, I think it's important to accept that things are not going to change. We as parents, grandparents need to caution and warn kids today to have balance.
If we start small by recognizing that we all share this trait of living together maybe we can begin to step back and be more open to others, especially our "kids today."
Friday, March 22, 2019
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
When some people begin to experience a degree of success, they become overly confident of their own abilities. They behave as if no one else in the world can do what they do. That is to say, they get an exaggerated sense of their own importance and are puffed up with pride, making it difficult for most people to work with them.
These swollen-headed types also usually cease learning. Why shouldn't they? Don't they already know everything in their FIELD ? Despite their talent, they lose their talent, they lose their usefulness. They tend to do little but think about themselves. Instead of singing the hymn " How Great Thou Art," their words sound like "How Great I Am."
Here is a simple formula for humility, I found that we need to RECOGNIZE:
God created this universe, including us, and
God shows that he is much more powerful than we are by what he does and has done in our world, and
God gives each of us abilities that we cannot supply to ourselves or explain our worthiness of,
THEN WE ARE HUMBLED.
Mama McNabb ❤️
Thursday, October 4, 2018
I do believe I am a good mother. I try to stay out of my children's way. I try to give them information because I worry, but you can't figure out all of their problems for them. You can only assist.
Smart mothers know that cross words will come from time to time, cloud the sunny experiences we want for our children. So when nerves get frazzled, step back, take a breather and bank on the most important yet simplest guidelines of all: Just love them.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Nice Guys finish first! That's what my Mom would tell me and I have passed it on to my sons.
Whoever started the rumor that nice guys finish last must have been a thug or a thief or even possibly a liar because to me it's not true. Nice guys finish first in all life's most important places. A nice guy like you can quickly find support in times of need. And he sure will be trusted for doing that in all phases of life. I would tell young men, " tell the truth, don't lie to me". If I know the truth I will stand with you. I say that to my grandchildren as well. A nice guy doesn't have to buy favors or friendships. God rewards nice guys with peace of mind that can only come with a clear conscience. Nobody ever looks at a nice guy with distaste and say they don't know how you sleep at night. So if you want to feel good and continue throughout your life. Sleep at night, and continue to be a nice guy.
That's my advice.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
May you always know how appreciated you are.
May you never forget what a blessing you've become to a world that could use more people like you.
May you reap the rewards of kindness.
May your sunshine always shine through.
May love walk by your side.
May friendship sing in your smile.
May opportunity remember to knock on your door and surprise you once in a while.
May your memories be ones that you wouldn't trade for anything.
May your hopes and dreams find ways of coming true.
That's why I dearly wish Happy Everything for you!
Monday, July 23, 2018
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