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…
- “READ THE CONSTRUCTIONS.”
“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.”