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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Favor for You and a Favor for Me

Seeing that it's Christmas and all, I thought you and me could do a little gift exchange. I have something for all of you -- my sweet and faithful blog readers -- who have tolerated me for nearly two years now. And, in the spirit of Christmas, I was hoping you might do a little something for me?

For your part, if you're willing, please hop over to the Cultivate Wines site and cast a vote for SixtyFeet to win the December grant they're giving away. We're not only in the running -- we're now in second place and could very easily win up to $10,000 at the end of the month!

Voting just takes a second and you can actually cast one vote per day until the end of December -- which is just over a week away. Please vote AND spread the word, via blogs, facebook and twitter. That is definitely the best present you could give me this season!

And now, a gift for you. I recently stumbled across something that I knew I had to shall with y'all. This blessed me immensely because I've been studying the Sermon on the Mount, from Matthew 5, this month. Read and enjoy! Merry Christmas, friends.


The Beatitudes for Parents


Blessed are parents who listen to their children, for they in turn will be heard.

Blessed are parents who do not expect more of their children than is appropriate for their level of maturity, for they shall not be disappointed.

Blessed are parents who can laugh at themselves, for their children will laugh with them and not at them.

Blessed are the parents who may be called "old fashioned." They can be assured they are on the right track and that their children's opinions will change by the time they are old enough to pay taxes.

Blessed are parents who teach their children to understand and love each other, for they shall not get caught in the crossfire of a sibling war.

Blessed are parents who let their children do for themselves what they are capable of doing, for they shall not be merely unpaid servants.

Blessed are the parents who take their children with them often, for they shall see the world with fresh eyes.

Blessed are the parents who have found success-outlets for their energies, for they will not need their children as status symbols or as justification.

Blessed are parents who do not pretend to be perfect, for their children will not be disillusioned.


This gem was printed by the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

May God richly bless you and your family during this special season and throughout 2012. Happy birthday, Jesus!

1 comments:

sheli said...

thank you! reposted this and will link it up to my blog...merry christmas sweet one.