Sunday, February 23, 2020

Everything comes in 3s.

You can't see the rainbow if you have your back to the sun. 

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 notes for our loves.

Any advice you would like to dispense?


Connie said...

Similar to your quote about doom, one I am familiar with is, "Whatever you are looking for, that's what you'll find." I'm sure your grands will all have wonderful memories of the wisdom and love you have shared with them over the years.

Sandi said...

"You can't see the rainbow if you have your back to the sun."

What a powerful saying!

I was also born six weeks early. My mom zigged when she should have zagged and lifted something heavy and here I am! My Dad was afraid to pick me up I was so tiny. Just 5 pounds and 4 ounces. I've gained a little bit since then. πŸ˜‰

I'm glad your grandson was ok. I wonder how doctors deal with mistakes like that in their own hearts. We are all just human. No one is Superman. I wonder if her trip around the world could have been a grief trip or an escape. I don't know how they handle it when the outcome is less favorable.

DUTA said...

Good Luck to your grands!
Great idea to advise them to concentrate on the positive in life!

Sioux Roslawski said...

What a lovely wedding present that would be. A jar full of those inspirational hearts. When they get frustrated or miffed, or they're brimming over with love, they could take one out and read it.

Kimberly Vernon Rodgers said...

I can always count on you to have a positive word or phrase. I love the idea of printing the inspirational hearts out for your loves. My favorite saying lately is "A hug and a smile have great medicinal value."

Val said...

One of my favorite quotes, back when I worked with at-risk students, was: "I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future."

Janice said...

Great idea for lucky grandchildren! My older son said it best when he morphed from a exasperating teen to a much wiser college student. "I can wake up in the morning with a smile or a sour face. It's my choice every day."

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I've always remembered the note one of my teachers signed my high school yearbook. He said, "May your life be filled with happiness, tinged with enough sadness so that you know the difference."

Pat Wahler said...

Great idea! You never know when an inspirational quote will reach the right person at the right time.

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