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This Picture Is So Powerful – The Toughest Will Think Twice

When I saw this picture, immediately I saw the power in it. I was not a perfect Mother, I am sure there is none that exists, but we do the best we know how or we love by the examples we have been shown. I remember a program on TV one day; I think it may have been on the Oprah Show, about how when you walk in the room a child will look at your face to see what greeting he or she will get. That has always stuck in my mind so I make sure my face says to my grandchildren when I greet them, how I am so happy to see them.

It is not always parents that we can learn from. As a child I was brought up in a very strict, firm environment. We knew our parents loved us but they did not actively show it by loving words or physical affection. The love was shown mainly in the way we were disciplined. I learnt to physically show love to my kids in the way of hugs and telling them I loved them from one of my bosses. She had a souvenir business that I managed part-time and she brought her children to work with her every day right from the time she left the hospital. Those children were smothered with hugs and kisses every day, which was, I guess fascinating and surprising to me. It was beautiful, from then I decided that, that is what I would do with my children.

My son shows the same affection to his children. For me, the big brute still give me a hug and kiss on the forehead at the age of 40 for no reason just to say they love me. To me that is beautiful.

So when I saw this picture it made me sad because I have seen examples of it and sometimes parents don’t even realize what they are doing to a beautiful soul.

Your words have power… use them wisely.

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Did You Know – 05/28/2012

Did You know


1. According to US Scientist, Dr Joe Vinson Popcorn has twice as many antioxidants as fruit. Dr Vinson found that one serving of PLAIN, AIR POPPED popcorn ( 3 cups) will provide 70% of your daily whole grain needs and a good amount of fibre. He is not recommending replacing fruit but I guess it takes away that guilty feeling when you eat it. Remember Plain not buttered.


2. In a new study results showed that 61% of the people in the study had an improved mental performance by eating breakfast.


3. 1 in 3 babies born in 2012 are expected to live to 100 according to a report by the UK office for National Statistics.


4. That people with deeper voices were more likely to be perceived as strong and trustworthy according to the University of Miami


5. Tomatoes added to a roast will help to tenderize the meat naturally. The tomatoes contain an acid that tenderizes the meat.


6. The correct response to the Irish greeting “Top of the morning to you” is “And the rest of the day to yourself”


7. Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel

8. Every known dog has a pink tongue except the ‘Chow’. The tongue of the Chow is jet black

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