Read The Constructions

Today we are treasuring the life of a very unique little boy.

  • He was five years old this past Wednesday, but today is the BIG celebration of the GIFT of his arrival to a special family.
  • He has brought joy, laughter and so much fun to those who love him.
  • He was such a happy baby and is now a happy little boy.

Why is he so happy?

  • Because so many people love him.
  • Starting with Mom and Dad….adding Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, an Uncle and soon to be Aunt, a Great-Aunt, Second-Cousins, Friends and an adoring Little Sister.
  • The list could go on and on.
  • He is an infectious little man.

He is smart, clever, adventurous, tough and at the same time tender-hearted and affectionate.

  • He tackles life full force; there’s no such thing as holding back with him.
  • Whenever I think of him….I smile and chuckle to myself.
  • I don’t believe I’ll ever forget or cease to laugh at the first time I heard one of his word phrases: “Read The Constructions.”   

A couple of Christmas’s ago our family group had gathered around a table to play a board game.

  • It had been a year since we had all been together and had a great time learning a new game.
  • It was a crazy and silly game.
  • All of us laughed a lot as we enjoyed each others company.
  • There was a loud debate as we were trying to refresh our minds on the rules of said game.
  • None of us had the method of play quite right.
  • I was vocally remembering some rules of the game.
  • Suddenly, this precious toddler who had quite a vocabulary said: “Nana, Read The Constructions.”

That simple phrase has stayed with me since that day. 

  • It’s good advice to each one of us.
  • Life gets complicated.
  • The times in which we now live seem to be all about ME and I.
  • How many times do we hear these two words from our top leadership on down to our homes.
  • Do you ever think that maybe it’s time to get outside of ourselves and get back to the basics?

READ THE CONSTRUCTIONS is good advice for all of us.

  • Be a faithful friend to those who have a need, and expect nothing in return.
  • Every day do a good deed anonymously.
  • Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart
  • Challenge yourself and try something new.
  • Forgive those who have angered or hurt you; make an effort to be of help to them.
  • Seek your passion.
  • Be kind to those who serve you whether in private or public places.
  • Practice good driving habits. In Texas we say: “Drive Friendly.”
  • Don’t be so quick to judge another individual. You don’t know what they are going through.
  • Stop and think before you rashly open your mouth.
  • If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all.
  • Always be open to learning.
  • Do more than is expected of you.
  • Learn to accept yourself and like who you are.
  • Practice good manners…..say please and thank you.
  • Find your purpose in life. You will then feel fulfilled
  • Laugh a lot, especially at yourself.

Most of us as children learned the Golden Rule. 

  • “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
  • Those few words define a life style that works for everyone.
  • The best Book of Constructions is Scripture.
  • Read it, practice it’s principles for they are the keys of life.

Life goes by fast. 

  • In this day and age it seems so hectic and full of stress.
  • People get impatient, irritated and sometimes discouraged.
  • Remember it isn’t only about you. In the words of a very smart now five year old…

“There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding,

and that which is lost by not trying.”


    FYI: Today’s fortunate Birthday Boy is the son of “A Memorable Mom.”


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