A place for positive thoughts, thank-you's, inspiration ... just pure happiness. In other words, the anti-vent.
Yes, that's the main mistake most people make raising children. They wait until they become teenagers to start laying down rules. (way too late)
It is much easier raising a teenager if you bothered to parent the first 12 years!
You may open a door for me anytime and I will look you in the eyes and thank you.
It's really nice when people thank me for holding the door open for them!
There is an old saying among teachers: "See the parent, understand the child." It is usually true.
Congrats to the Ventor's nephew who joined the U.S. Navy on 3/4/14 - I did the exact same thing 61 years ago on 3/5/1953. Good luck, buddy and God bless.
I never thought I'd live to see the day when American people could do some of the things that are in the headlines. Please stop killing children. This is totally insane.
My kids learned to rinse dishes, carry laundry hampers (wastebaskets work well as small kids' hampers), set the table with the silverware, pull weeds, etc. almost as soon as they were old enough to walk, long before they started school. Young family members are capable of much more than most parents expect of them.
We need to move away from all the hype and go back to some good old fashioned values.
One rule to live by: Give your Mother all of the love and support you can. Make sure she lacks for nothing so you have no regrets when she is no longer here.
My children from 2 yrs up had rules and chores and knew they had to abide by them. All ended up law-abiding, productive children who thank me frequently.
A little boy held the door open for me recently and I made sure to say 'thank you' and to tell him how much I appreciated his gentlemanly good manners. He smiled from ear to ear.
I can still see my teenage son trudging down to the basement in his robe and slippers to do the ironing. We both worked and our three sons were made to help out. They are all grown now and are responsible men who are able to help their wives who also work.
My brothers and I were taught to sew, clean, iron, cook, start a camp fire, and a bunch of other "domestic" chores long before we were ready to leave the nest. Basic training that I thought everybody had. Boy was I wrong. That was in the 50s and 60s. Folks now have no idea what to do when the power goes off. Sad.
My nephew became a proud member of the United States Navy(Tue. 3/4/14.) ALL of us, as his family are bursting with Love and heartfelt emotion for him and are praying for ALL members of the Military!
If you use your life to lift others up you will find your own life lifted.
You made the decision to stop opening doors. The ungrateful women didn't decide that for you. If you only perform a pleasant deed in order to be recognized, then you probably shouldn't be doing it anyway.
I also joined the U.S. Navy when I was seventeen years of age. That was 41 years ago. I saw the world on a Destroyer. Opened my eyes to what I could do in life. Thank you Uncle Sam. It was a privilege to serve in your Navy!
My Grandmother was my first and best friend.
Although, being told thank you is a nice acknowledgement, it's not the reason to hold the door open for a woman, or senior citizen.
When did the desire to be rich take over all moral reasoning? Really? Suing your own mother and father. I hope you are still proud of yourself when this is all over but don't count on it.
Some people are gonna die without ever having lived.
I am so thankful for my family!
Thanks for offering your guest house to that elderly person. We need more compassion to show our younger people just what life is all about. Nothing material will be taken out of this world but the things done for others will be seen again in another world..
The one thing I want to hear above all else is: "Well done."