It is a sunny California afternoon. The sky is blue. The breeze is nearly non-existent. I'm listening to one my favorite stations on my google play music, Chet Baker.
How are you? HOPE that You and Your Family are absolutely enjoying this Sunday afternoon!!!
The photo is of Papa in the early 70's after He'd given Our Mother Her New Sewing Machine desk. He made it Himself. You can see His Happiness and His modest pride.
When I'd visit Him in Assisted Living,while His dementia and Alzheimer's was setting in, Papa would give me pointers on anything from Client issues, to my appearance, to how to clean his room, or assemble His new wheelchair.
One time, when I was assembling His wheelchair from scratch, I realized that I'd tightened the screws and bolts too tight. He already had tried to tell me. lol It was funny, the look on Papa's face, when I told Him that He was right. I can still see His eyes; how They'd be wide open, with that "we are friends, all knowing" look.
Papa had been through several challenges in His Life. Ever since his first year of life, when He lost His Father due to Meningitis. I remember Nonna told me that one day when Papa was little, He was dehydrated and You could pull His skin, and it would not bounce back. Bless Her Heart...She did Everything possible for Him. She was always worrying about others. Which was one of Her finest qualities and curses for Her, I'm sure.
We are all products of Our upbringing. The lessons and ways Our Parents thought, somehow easily gets transferred to Us. And Becomes Our own way of thinking.
Also, as we develop our own senses, we learn and teach Ourselves in fact, how to improve on ways that were handed down to Us. There is normally a safety net: Our Parents.
These unfortunate circumstances in life (I call them Tragedies), teach Us more than We know or even realize until We are normally much older - and then realize. This was true for myself as well.
Applying lessons as We go along, from our past challenges, helps Us to choose Our Own Futures...and Have a say in it! Of course, it's not easy for Any of Us. It is just part of life...We need not give in!
Please feel free to comment on any wisdom that You've learned 'along the way' in Your Own life.
God Bless Your Week!
Thanks for tuning in today!