(I was thankful to see
that the napkins were on
painting. Lol. I've shown
it to you before, and it
inspires me tonight on Flashback
#1 I was setting the table the other night, and thought about my very
well mannered friend teaching me that the napkin goes on the left
side. I'm sure my parents, who were very proper, knew that, but
now I am fastidious about it.
#2 These are not really in any important order. Tidy the kitchen before
you go to bed, so that it isn't a mess in the morning. The day will
be more positive.
#3 Wash your paint brushes after you use them. An artist friend who does
beautiful work said that she takes care of her equipment, because
it's expensive to buy new brushes all the time. I hear her voice
every time I almost forget to wash my brushes.
#4 My grandmother-in-law taught Steven and I to make up from
an argument before bed, and always to kiss one another goodnight.
Good advice Oma and we try to follow it.
#5 One of the best bosses I ever had, and a friend, taught me, and
through his textbook, and teachers on his team, and all of our classes
to love ourselves. He said you can't truly love another until you
love yourself. And that was pretty radical teaching for college
classes, but boy did it ever work. Compared to the statistics for
North American college students at the time, (50% of college
students take 6 years to complete a 2 year diploma) between
75 and 93% of our students went on to get university degrees after
finishing college in 2 years.
#6 My mother taught me to try to enjoy each day as it comes. And
thank you Mommy -- I do.
#7 A friend in Tucson, Arizona, said to learn from the dogs.
Forward, forward. Dogs rarely look back -- they are always
excited about what's ahead. Smart animals.
Maybe that's enough for one day. It is a special day in our
family -- a sweet person's birthday. And I feel lucky to be
alive and happy.
Have a loving your life day.