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10 thoughts about family and getting old….

 

They say that having kids makes you feel young again.  That explains the tantrums, crying and always wanting a bottle.

My husband loves me just as I am.  Then again, he never had high standards.

I have more wrinkles than a Shar Pei puppy.

It’s okay to not fit in.  In my case, I don’t fit into my jeans.

I hope to live long enough to see my grandkids.  I’m going to teach them all their fathers’ bad habits.

I’m not a religious person, but I do worship my Keurig.

My teenage sons love me.  Especially around mealtime.

We will soon have four cats.  If we’re lucky, we will still have space on the bed for sleeping, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

My kids inherited my sense of humour.  My apologies to my future daughters-in-law.

I have a balanced diet.  Wine in one hand, coffee in the other.

 

For more silliness, check out It’s funny being a parent.

For some writing inspiration, check out My own little writing quotes.

 

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Have a great weekend!  🙂 🙂 🙂

Tina

 

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The Power of HELLO

The Power of HELLO

HELLO.

When you read this word, did you automatically want to say hello in response?  Did it make you smile?   🙂

In English, or in any other language, this word has become one of the most powerful words in the world.

Such a simple word has turned strangers into friends, lifted someone’s spirits, and made someone feel welcomed when they didn’t feel like they fit in.

My post today is inspired by an article shared by the Kitchener Public Library on Facebook.  It’s a list from www.teachthought.com of 30 books that inspire empathy in childrenalthough you don’t need to be a child to read them.  What started me thinking about the word HELLO wasn’t the list itself, but the remarks made in the Comments section.  There was a discussion going on about whether you should say hello to a stranger when you are out and about.  For some people, it’s a given, a gesture of politeness.  For others, they saw such a gesture as an invasion, stating that some people just want to be left alone, or maybe too shy to engage in a conversation with a stranger.

When did we become such a cynical society, that the idea of saying hello to someone, can be seen as something offensive?  I am a very shy person, but I live in a neighbourhood, where saying hello to someone when you are out for a stroll is just…well, it’s just done.  This acknowledgement is usually brief, but has sometimes lead to a short conversation (especially of said individual is out walking a dog.   😉   ).  Even when I have wanted to be alone in my thoughts, this gesture has lifted my spirits, making me appreciate the type of community that I live in.

I’m lucky that way.

Maybe that’s why I think of the word hello as being so powerful.  I am not prying into someone’s life, I let them decide if my action leads to a conversation or not.  It’s wonderful when it does.

Take this past Mother’s Day.  While waiting for our seat at a local restaurant (I was with my family, my folks and my MIL), an elderly gentleman came over and said hello, and wished the ladies a happy Mother’s Day.  This lead to a brief but humourous conversation that made me feel like I was talking to the late, great George Carlin.  This gentleman’s wit and sarcastic, but good-natured humour made us all laugh, and brightened what was already of lovely afternoon.

And it all started with a HELLO.

So remember, when you are out there (in the world that seems to encourage, way too often, the nasty and the self-absorbed), to say hello to that stranger that you may otherwise pass by.

You just might make their day.   🙂

Don’t forget to check out the list above.  I have read two of the books, #12 and #30, and saw the movie version of #29.

One more thing, I was just about to post this, when a friend shared this on Facebook.  Ladies and gentlemen, the HELLO BENCH.

 

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From Nerdist.com/Playground Equipment: 30 Inspirational Quotes

From Nerdist.com/Playground Equipment: 30 Inspirational Quotes

I love inspirational quotes.  They tend to show up on my social media feeds on days that I could really use a pick-me-up.   🙂

Most of the time these quotes are from real people, but I thought that it would be fun to share a list of quotes from the characters of literature, television and movies.

Leave it up to Nerdist.com to share this great list from a company called Playground Equipment.  It’s quotes from some of pop culture’s most famous teachers, and was created to inspire children (or the child in all of us).

Feel free to save and share this infographic.

Click below for quotes from Harry PotterThe Magic School Bus and Mary Poppins as well as others.  Feel free to share quotes of your own in the Comments section below.    🙂

30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors

And remember…

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