Busy Busy

We have been very busy (an understatment!) I feel I need to start taking time...just for me. Perhaps this should be a "New Year's Resolution."

Time sure is sneaking up. I remember a saying 'the older you get, the faster time flies' and do I feel it. I often wonder--on a regular basis--where the time goes. It slips away so very quickly. In a blink of an eye, at certain time, my life just seems to be passing me by (especially when I am more than over the hill and 50 is in plain sight!) I sit and ponder on things I have done, haven't done, tried, haven't tried, and still would like to do...someday...

I sit and think about our children. DD#1 is taller than me, at 11. Our youngest son, snuggled next to me playing his sister's 'DS' game while I was knitting away, he looked at me sweetly--without warning--and said "I LOVE YOU, my MAMA MAMA." Spontaneous moments like these, well before you know it, he is going to be hugging me on his graduation day (maybe.) Yes, he is only 6; the way time is going by so quickly, it will be here before I know it.
Then there is our DD#2...strong-spirited and defiant (guess what--just like me.) *smirk* Someday she will figure it out...not to be so 'literal', independent, or 'perfect' and allow herself to accept help. She will figure it out in her own good time.

I wish the best for our children and be adaptable; but what I've discovered...nowaday, many kids are mean and cruel. I will leave it at that. I try to show our children to be kind-hearted and respectful. They tell us stories of children they observed or came in contact with (while being out), what they say, and how they act. DH and I tell them, not to worry. Don't let them upset you. Just go about your own business. 'It sounds like they have problems' is what I say. I tell them maybe they have a really hard life and they have to try to bring you down...to make themselves feel better. That is actually true in most cases. After all, 'negativity and being miserable' loves company.

I just hope our children figure things out. As long as they try to be the best they can be, it is perfect fine. Be true to yourself. Be loving, be kind, and be respectful. Love one another. It is okay to ask for help. Lend a helping hand when someone needs it. Appreciate the little things in life. Never give up and look to the future. If they forget by chance, they should always have a dream of where they may follow their hearts--because dreams do have wings and wings do take flight!

Too many thoughts...I will leave you with that to ponder.

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True learning-learning that is permanent and useful,that leads to intelligent action and further learning, can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner.
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Actor Kevin Costner

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