Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"30 Days of Gratitude" ~ Day 2 ~ Coming of Age

It can be an amazing thing when you can benefit from knowledge from someone else's past.  Today I will focus on being grateful for an idea that someone else shared with me from their coming of age.  This person had a Big Brother - and the piece of advice that his Big Brother shared was to consider one's choices - as a yes now may mean a no in the future. (Or vice versa.)  It seems like a small piece of advice, but it was a life skill I hadn't learned at that point.  I'm grateful for the man who stepped up and decided to volunteer to be a big brother... and to the gentleman who heard and shared the volunteer's advice.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"30 Days of Gratitude" ~ Day 1 ~ Where You Began

Today I will focus on being grateful for having been raised in an environment where I had many opportunities to investigate so many interests. Parents who fostered my curiosity, brothers who knew how to encourage that, and a safe / great place to seek them on my own. (i.e. - a rural setting where I could 'wander' safely.)