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The Golden Path

[A Midsummer Dream and Winter’s Tale is my favorite sister, a comedian, and the  last of the One Questions. She offers philosophical thought always  seeking the truth, the beauty,  and the good. Jane asks, ” If you can teach your children one thing about life what would it be?” Only one thing….Phew!]

It’s when times are hard, the wind has been sucked from your soul, you need one person you can always turn to for the good and the bad. It would be my sister Jane she is a true kindred spirit. We both laugh at the same jokes and I know I can rely on her for solid advice.

I want my sons to have the same bond and relationship as they grow older. I want them to understand that you can always rely on family through the good times and the bad.

It is as they grow into young  adults it will be inevitable that they will face many paths on their journey. Some of those roads will be the same ones that I once traveled along.

It is at times I confess I did not always choose the right path. I stumbled many times falling on my face. However, my obstinacy made me determined to wipe the dust off  my jeans and keep moving forward with grim determination.

It’s those reckless roads I want my children to avoid traveling along. I hope to give them the necessary tools to make  wise choices in their own lives. Also to recognize  when they fail to make the right choice – they will stumble, they will need to learn to pick themselves up, and select a golden path where the sun embraces them with warmth.

I want them to  live their best life maintaining their youthful spirits and warm hearts. I also want them to know as  their Mother I will always be there for them with my arms wide open and my ears ready to listen to the heaviness that may lay on their minds.

What was one lesson you learned from your parents?

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  1. Lesson from my parents: Follow through. Even if it’s hard, follow through. If you commit, don’t quit.

    I can’t say I always follow the lesson. It’s a work in progress.

    I’m glad your sister is a kindred spirit for you. 🙂

    1. You just made my cold heart all warm and fuzzy! I feel tears welling-up! The boys are very luck to have a wonderful aunt who they adore! I’m so lucky to have you in my life! Lots of love sending your way.

  2. Loved the post!
    Wow, so many lessons learned from my parents by their example. Here lately I see them keeping their heads up through hard times, always looking for something to laugh about even when it may seem like gallows humor. They are really, really resilient. Great Depression babies that have seen so much.

    1. I think humor is one of the best way to keep us moving and kicking the dirt off our jeans. The great depression babies always teach us! On both sides of my family laughter is a definite must – it doesn’t make the hard times look so tough 🙂

  3. From my Mum? It’s actually a quote that is attributed to Confucius, but that has been used in so many great speeches. Mandela’s is the one that comes to mind, right now. Anyway, here it is: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” When we fall – and we all fall down, sooner or later – it is so brave to get up again, and even braver still to ask for the help we need to find our feet once more.
    I hope my kids learn that one the easy way.

  4. [I’m joining in here having just found your blog via Freshly Pressed.]

    My parents had one message: think for yourself. Over and over they drilled that into my head. Good advice that seems to be applicable to most any situation.

  5. That if I strongly believe in something to stand up for it.

    Since I was young, I seemed to have always been attracted to the underdog. I have always been helpful towards them.

    When in public school, my next door neighbour was the same age as I was, and he struggled in school. I helped him all the way through school until about Grade 7.

    Our families fell out, but many years later when my son was now about 9, we ran into each other at the CNE in Toronto. The odds were against us running into each other in such a large city, at such a large event.

    He had heard that my youngest son was disabled. He turned to my oldest and said “you know your mom has been in training all her life to care for someone less able”. That has stuck with me.

    Since then, I have looked back over my life and realized how many underdogs have been at my side. Some used me, some abused me, but most were thankful for the helping hand I gave them along the way. I stood up for them, or encouraged them to stand up for themselves.

    1. It sounds like you are the rock of support so many people need in their troubled days. I think it is wonderful the way you have reached out to so many people to lend a helping hand. I wish you the best and I hope some day my children will learn to stand for themselves, think on their own, and always be willing to lend a helping hand.

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