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When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience leaves with money and the man with money leaves with experience.
I have many joys being a mom but children’s perspectives have to be at the top. Yesterday kids were doing a word search project for homework. Lincoln said he didn’t mind word search but he really hated crossword puzzles. WHY? I ask. “Because they never give you enough little boxes for the answer.” He was so serious it was hard not to laugh out loud.
We got a rescue dog in October. When we came home yesterday there was blood all over the tile. We dropped Sierra at the math tutor and rushed to the vet. An hour later we leave with his foot all bandaged up. Lincoln told me how sorry he felt for the dog, for all he had been through. I told him Baxter would be fine because look at all Lincoln had been through and he was fine. Lincoln quickly said “But Baxter had it worse than me”. Curious how someone who has been through as many surgeries as Lincoln could say that I ask him why. “Because Mom, no matter what I went through I always knew my parents would be there and Baxter’s abandoned him”. I tell you what, if Lincoln can have that attitude with all the obstacles he has faced, there’s a lesson for all of us for sure.
QUOTE: Success, Emerson “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson