I read this quote somewhere, and I agree. If you see gloom, you expect doom.
I am not waxing philosophical, I am merely thinking of some advice to pass on to my adult grandchildren, three of whom are turning 23 this year. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AUSTIN!
Yes, we had three expectant daughters at the same time! In fact two had the same due date.
Adding to the hormonal roller coaster was the fact that my first grandson was born six weeks early, due to doctor error. The OB misdiagnosed my daughter with appendicitis and nicked her uterus while operating, sending her into unstoppable labor for three days.
A nightmare for certain. The reputable attorney suggested any settlement would merely cover his services, and unless there was a fatality, it would be difficult to win the case against her. She retired from her practice and went sailing around the world, we heard this from those in the know.
So, we have experienced many ups and downs in life. And I know for a fact forgiveness leads to happiness. I want the children to know that.
Two of the three grands are engaged, and a third grandchild will be soon.
I want our sweethearts to realize every cloud has a purpose. Every rainbow provides a glimpse into happier days. And you have to accentuate the positive, in life and each other.
I think I am going to start collecting inspirational quotes and printing them on hearts...love notes for our loves.
Any advice you would like to dispense?