Well, time just has gotten away from me. So much sometimes lands up on our plates that we seem to let go of other things. But I am back and ready to move forward. Today's word is RAISE.
Seems like sometimes this can be a word that needs defending. Well, let me explain that statement. To raise our glass or to raise up something is to lift it up, to honor. We RAISE our chiildren. As parents we do the very best with whatever we have to do this job. I myself did the best that I thought I could do. I wanted to lift my children to a place where they felt in control, loved, confident and independent. Funny how Freud seems to use parents as the scapecoats for all the troubles in ones mind. It seems to point the finger at the parents. Now I grant you, not all parents do a bang up job....but for the most part...they do thebest they can do with what they have or what they know...and usually (at least in my case) I knew that my children meant the world to me. I hope that RAISING them up gave them those qualities. I think sometimes those that point the fingers to the parents forget that the children are often times influenced greatly by the outside world. The friends, associates or co-hearts. I RAISE my glass to each person who has taken on a difficult day, child, or person in their life. I Raise my hopes for a better day to come and I raise my glass to my Mother and Grandparents for a job well done. I may not have always thought so in every moment of my life...but today....I think that they should be celebrated.
I hope that someday...my children and grandchildren will feel that the way that I RAISED them means that they will want to RAISE their glass to my efforts as well.
Quote for the day:“You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.”