Never Again

I had this emailed to me recently and I thought you all needed to read this.  As parents, the greatest two gifts you can ever give your children is to show them love and to give them your time.  Guess what?  Neither of those two things costs a dime.  None of us have any excuses.  If you have children and you are placing your daily activities ahead of their needs, you are missing the whole deal.

Never Again 

One Sunday I was entertained in a farm home of a member of a rural
church. The intelligence and unusually good behavior of the only
child in the home, a little four-year-old boy, impressed me.

Then I discovered one reason for the child’s charm. The mother was
at the kitchen sink, washing the intricate parts of the cream
separator when the little boy came to her with a magazine.

“Mother,” he asked, “what is this man in the picture doing?”

To my surprise she dried her hands, sat down on a chair, and taking
the boy in her lap, she spent the next few minutes answering his questions.

After the child had left, I commented on her having interrupted her
chores to answer the boy’s question, saying, “Most mothers wouldn’t have”

“I expect to be washing cream separators for the rest of my life,”
she told me, “but never again will my son ask me that question.”

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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One Response to Never Again

  1. Jill E. Ford says:

    WOW Bill. This message is very powerful! Short & to the point!

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