My dad faced many adversities and trials in his later years but he kept a positive attitude and looked at every situation and circumstance, no matter how devastating or challenging, as an opportunity to grow, to be an example to others and to trust God.
My dad was a poet, a writer and a philosopher and although he never published a book, he wrote many of his "thots", as he called them, down and left them for us to now receive his wisdom from.
I wish I had asked more questions, spent more time and written more of what my dad had in his heart while he was still here. (If you have a parent that is still with you , please take note of this) But I am thankful that he took the time to leave me and my family some of his ponderings that seem so much more insightful and wise than I ever realized when he was here.
I am going to share a few of these nuggets for a few weeks on this blog....so enjoy!
Physically we are weaker. Spiritually we are stronger
Requires the highest level of honesty
MOM AND DAD
No person can enjoy their successes without their Mom and dad,
being proud of them, always.
This is the number one inheritance we give our children
Other peoples lives, hopes, dreams, decisions, styles, methods and joy.
Unless you are invited in, by that particular, “person” – just buzz-off. You have no right to live your own life and their life too. No one is that smart, not even you.
I Think, only a thot, that Humility is:
Acting like Jesus would act – in the same situation.
"The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace" Romans 8:6