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Pace Yourself

Families across the nation are adjusting life routines to ensure their children receive a formal academic education. With a new school year under way so much time and energy is invested into:

  • Waking on time
  • Preparation of a healthy breakfast
  • Arrival to school on time
  • Completion of homework
  • Preparation of dinner
  • Early bedtime

Whew, and at the end of the day you wonder why you are so tired? But wait, you’re not done…

What about your childs Spiritual education? Where in the course of the day did you educate your children about the Lord, His mandates, His Love, His Mercies, His compassion and His favor. Everyday, God makes Himself known to you. Do you recognize His presence, provisions, and mercies? Do you share His presence, provisions, and mercies with your children. God’s word says,

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

As a parent you have a huge responsibility to train your children in the ways of the world and the ways of the Father. And, while the focus is on the beginning of the school year, it is vital for all to remember this is a race and it will last for nine months out of the year so…

Pace Yourself

Love Lee ♥

 

 

Don’t Remind Us

Recently while at church I was reminded of the realities of the aging process when I walked past a little old grey-headed man. He was using a walker to ambulate and was all hunched over. As I approached him he lifted his head and made eye contact with me. My heart began to weep. It was my precious friend who was always full of life and laughter. He would grab me and give me the biggest hug every time he saw me. Now, he didn’t even know me! 

This year I celebrated my 50th Birthday and it was incredible yet it is hard to believe I am a half a century old.

I write this post today as an apology and a tribute to my senior friends and family. Also, I want to educate the younger generation.

Apology

I am sooo sorry for all my actions and comments about your age that may have made you feel worthless or unwanted. I apologize if I made you sad or hurt your feelings. I apologize for rushing you and not recognizing your aches, pains, and struggles. I love you and thank you for not giving up on me!

Tribute 

To my precious senior family and friends, I would like to say how incredible thankful I am to have you in my life. You have walked before me going through life trials and pains only to share them with me in order to prevent me from making the same mistakes. You take time to visit with me. I am glad you tell me the same story over and over. I love to hear them! I love your hugs and smiles! I appreciate you for making me feel like the most important person in the world! Thank you for the gifts you give as they are sentimental and I can tell you have put a lot of thought into them. Thank you for not giving up! I love you and pray God will pour out His blessings over your life bringing you peace, comfort, and joy.

Education

It is important to remember that the ability to learn and adjust continues throughout life and is strongly influenced by interests, activities, and motivation. With years of rich experience and reflection, we can rise above our own circumstances. Old age, despite the physical limitations, can be a time of variety, creativity, and fulfillment.

So, please don’t:

  • Remind us we are old
  • Make references to our age when talking to others
  • Say, “You already told me that story”
  • Tell us “You wouldn’t understand”
  • Ignore us because of our age

Bottom line no matter what age a person is they bring value and meaning to the universe. They have something the younger generation does not…LIFE EXPERIENCE!

Please be gentle with the Senior Adults in your life…While they are not fragile they do have tender hearts! Your youth is a constant reminder to the Senior Adult of what life use to be.

Most importantly…how you treat a Senior Adult today is most likely how you will be treated when you are old.

Hug A Senior Adult Today and Let them Know They Are Loved…

Love Lee ♥

Persistance Pays Off

All to often we stop seeking just before the answer comes…

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.– Thomas Edison

Do you keep hoping and praying for a breakthrough…that perfect job, new home, special someone to live the rest of your life with, or perhaps losing the pounds? All too often we want  an answer but stop just short of reaching our breakthrough or receiving the answer. But it is when we stop short of our breakthrough or answer we feel defeated. But, to quote Marilyn vos Savant; “Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent”.

 Richard finally got his breakthrough…

Several years ago Richard left the Chemical Industry to set out on a new venture. He went to work as a technical writer, writing training manuals for chemical companies and refineries. While he has really enjoyed the work and loved writing, things began to take a downward trend… The office he worked at was located in Angleton which made it an easy commute however after a short time he began to recognize signs of instability within the company; lack of work and frequent layoffs so he began to pursue work with another technical writing company. 

After a short period of time he was offered a position as a technical writer with a company which held lots of promise and plenty of work…Yeah!  With the new company there was promise of additional opportunities in training and education. The downside however the new company was located in Houston which was 63 miles from home and the majority of the manuals he wrote were for refineries in Saudi thus the training and education was in Saudi. So, it didn’t take long to figure out this new position while it provided a good living was not a good fit due to the amount of travel involved. Thus, the search began…

Every evening, I have watched my precious husband search the internet, monitor the want adds, and network in hopes of finding a job closer to home. He would sit with his laptop in his lap and fill out application after application and when I would ask “whatcha doing?” he would respond, “the evening ritual”. So day in and day out he would drive 126 miles round trip, put in a ten-hour day and get paid for eight, and then search all evening. This went on for over two years…then finally everything began to change!!!

In two weeks Richard tested for three different Chemical companies and has been offered a position with two of them. Had he given up prior to filling out the applications for these companies he would not have found his new job!    

Watching Richard’s persistence reminds me of a quote by a unknown Author~”Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

Oh and…Never, never, never, never give up~ Winston Churchill

Hang in there…Love Lee ♥