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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Kindness, something we're taught

It's been awhile since I've posted a memory of Mom. Guess I'm only about half way into the alphabet at letter K. Kindness is something I remember Mom talking alot about. She'd often say put yourself in their shoes, treat them as you want them to treat you, But for the grace of God go I. I must admit when real young I didn't understand the last quote; but remembered her saying it anyway.

I remember her always saying to be kind, not to pick on people, not to say mean things, and to stand up for the underdog. When I was real young, I had a friend with a brace on her leg from polio. I remember her being a whiz with puzzles, something I wasn't good at at all. Kids were pretty mean to her, guess they didn't know any better. I also remember how excited I was when my friend got the brace off her leg and for the first time we were able to go down the slide together. I probably wouldn't have that fond memory if it weren't for Mom, teaching me how to be kind.

I had a little boy in my class named Frankie who had seizures in class, even the teacher wasn't kind to him. One day when an incident happened and I was upset about it, my mother showed me again how kindness pays off. She went to school and explained to the teacher what was going on with little Frankie. The teacher had actually punished him for not paying attention. Mom knew from my description about what happened that he had seizures, it wasn't that he wasn't paying attention. After that, things went better for little Frankie.

Thanks Mom for those important life lessons, and the memories they've given me.

The picture is of hubby, my young daughter and I years ago. Just a picture I thought I'd share.

9 comments:

  1. Moms are full of great lessons, aren't they? Iowe a lot to my mom too.

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  2. HI Sandy, It's been a long time since I dropped by. It's nice to read about good memories. That's also a great photo of your family.

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  3. Neat picture! Mom are good like that.. I often tell my boys treat people like you would want them to treat you. Mom's like yours and mine, now on the other side, have raised a generation of children, and now grandchildren with these guidlines. How blessed we were to be raised in home like this. And we pass the blessing on..although at times my two youngins don't get it like you & I didn't get it..BUT THEY WILL..

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  4. Love your family photo...I bet getting that picture done was fun :)

    You were blessed to have such a great mother! Your mother was courageous and set a very good example for you. Cherish your memories :)

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  5. You remind me of my daughter. She would sit by the kid that no one else would sit by, just because she didn't want them to feel left out. Your mother blessed you with her lessons.

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  6. Great picture of the family peoples. It alwlays remain to be special.

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  7. You are so fortunate to have had such a loving mom. I wasn't as lucky as you, unfortunately.

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  8. Loved the family photo. Looks like you had a side to you I never knew!

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  9. Moms are guardian angels of our lives. Their pearls of wisdom can help anyone be a good person and achieve what they desire if they follow the right path.

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