I thought this was a well thought out piece about parenting and the risks associated with allowing your children unlimited access to social media and all of its new technology.
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Absolutely loved this article.
Over the years, I feel as if I’ve been so blessed. Reading the article, it is a fact !
Here’s why, my parents were adults, they were also “wheels that were round, not lumpy”
What I mean by that is that they lived a balanced life together, and Mum still tries to live her life in balance after the passing of Dad. Why so lucky, most people chase certain things, or a certain way of life, Dad just wanted to make Mum happy, and Mum just wanted to make Dad happy. Guess what the result was, they were both happy.
Guess the bi-product…. as the lucky loved kids (Diane and I), we were both happy too.
What is the legacy, I’m happily married, and my sister is happily married. What a gift you leave your kids when you truly commit to another person to create a life of love.
Here’s the other part, all four of us give our time freely to help others. Yes, we enjoy it, and we choose how we do it, I’m not doing it to say look what I’ve done, I’m doing it because helping others is fun. Guess where we learned that … Mum and Dad.
Years after Dad died I was still hearing, your Dad did …. I’d no idea he had, he just did it and enjoyed it. We recently went to the funeral of Dad’s dear friend Albert Winter, he spent his life doing the same … and received an MBE for these services to others.
I suppose my point is, I’m so lucky to just be me, and I’m grateful for it, but how many people can admit the same. There’s so much nonsense pushed upon us, you need this, you must attain this … no the secret to life is to live it … and enjoy every challenge, obstacle and event.
I am happy
If you are not, start loving your nearest and dearest as if nothing else matters and see what happens.
When do we lose our ability to ignore dirt and discomfort?
As a child and a young person, weather was fascinating to me and I enjoyed being out in it, regardless of temperature, force, or destruction.
I have distinct memories of scampering around the woodlands of our farm in the "dead of winter", as they say. I don't recall being particularly bothered by the temperature, the wind, or the snow.
In today’s society it is often considered a weakness to help or show kindness towards other people.
Is it ?
Is helping others a weakness ?
If you do not like the way that our country is headed, decide why you think we are headed in that direction. I’m not going to make out I have the answers, but I do know I’m not part of the problem.
So, let’s just stop for a minute and think about our future.
Can we truly continue to build a society that does not automatically look after its elderly through use of the family structure? Youth unemployment, do we need to try and educate those that really do not wish to study, or should we encourage them to produce goods and services through vocational study in a work environment? Do we put too much emphasis on things and not on enough on relationships and family ?
All of these things we think we take for granted, but do we? When you last considered a career move, what hours did you commit to occupying for your employer?
I am a little concerned, I think that we have lost a focus on what matters most in life.
As I said in an earlier post, I often get asked what I do, but I have never been asked what I contribute?
Surely what I contribute to society is more important than what I earn?
Ask yourself these questions?
Am I happy?
What difference do I make in life?
Is my life in balance?
Do my family know that I love them, what have I done to show them?
Do I run my finances in a way that sustains the family in the long term, or am I just going through the motions?
Work, am I passionate about what I do ?
I do not have answers for today’s society. I do believe that more concentration needs to be headed towards a life that is simple and affordable, built around a close family and a set of values that we are all proud of and a little less emphasis on things and a lot more on looking after each other.
So let’s try and help someone else today, and yes it can be done with very little and sometimes even without cost.