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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday's Something to think about . . . .

I'm going to a 90th birthday party this morning and this came to me from Susan and thought it would go good for today:

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.

"Our world is incomplete
until each of us discovers
what moves us--our passion.
No other person can hear our calling.
We must listen and act on it for ourselves.
To hear it, we need a positive environment
that supports deep listening and truth telling."
~ Richard J. Leider

Well, I hope you all have a great day and enjoy it - no matter what.



Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sandie,

Have FUN at the birthday party! Love the post on the Senior's - yep very true....all the good stuff is gone and it is not their fault at all. But we can put the good stuff back, one person at a time. LOVED the seal too! Your postings make me SMILE. Love to you!

Susan said...

I hope YOU have a great day,too, Sandie. So glad you are going to help that 90 year old celebrate LIFE! Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Have a great day my friend! I love this about Seniors! So true! hugs, Linda

Melanie said...

I really like that about the Senior citizens. It is very true!
Hope you have a good time at the party!

Sandra said...

good, now i feel SAFE knowing my friends can't remememer my secrets, but then i can't either

Kim said...

I love this post. It is so true. Have fun at the party and take an extra big slice of cake :)

Mevely317 said...

So true, Sandie! Isn't that walrus sweet?
I love birthday celebrations; hope it is (was) great fun!

Jane said...

Sandie, I couldn't have said it better,so true.Have a good time at the party. Blessings jane

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, hope you had a fun time at the party. No one thinks they will ever be a "senior" when they are young, but it happens to everyone eventually if they are lucky. I loved your list of what they didn't do... Ann

Ginny said...

I hope you have a great time at the party, what a rare happening!! Will you bring your camera? You'll have to let me know if they put candles on the cake! Love this list you posted, how right on!!!!

Terry said...

Howdy Sandie
God bless you sweet friend !
This was a much needed post today.
I have been on over load with some of the younger generation and how to love them ,while not preaching at them . However maybe it would not hurt them to hear my two cents worth :)
Hope you have an awesome time at the 90th birthday party and a wonderful rest of the weekend too .
Happy Valentines
Hugs from Texas
Until Next Time
Happy Trails

My Blonde Moments - Sharon said...

I hope you have a wonderful time today!
I love spending time with Seniors. I lost both of my parents in 2010, but every time I went to the nursing home to see them, I always made a point of talking to some of the people roaming the halls...When I shared a smile or reached out and touched their hand or shoulder, you could see a light enter their eye' makes me tear up just thinking of those times.
A long time ago my big sister told me that we should never "save love", always give it away, it costs us can be shared with a complete stranger by just giving that person a smile~ you never know what that simple gesture might do for someone who needs it.
Our youth sure could use an education on that list you provided!
Take Care~

Crystal Mary said...

Older people are the most interesting to talk and listen to..
Hey I'm getting older. So if you tell me a secret, I will likey forget.LOL
God Bless your 90yr old friend. Can you imagine how much they can look back on?? And how much wisdom resides within. Have a great time. Take care and I Love You xxx

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Hope you had a great time at the birthday party! I hope she gets lots of presents!


Buttercup said...

Were you listening in on the chat our Bible study group was having this afternoon? Hope the party was great. We started talking about planning our friend Vivian's 89th party this spring.

Pat MacKenzie said...

It's disturbing how we baby boomers get blamed for everything that's wrong with the world these days. I enjoyed your points in our defence and will try to remember them.

Marydon said...

You are going to have a grand time e... I can hear the chatter & memories now.

Happy Valentine's my friend ~

Elaine said...

I hope you enjoyed the the birthday party . 90 years to see, hear and accomplish.. How great. I love the little poem in your blog.

LADY JANE said...

Hey Ms. Sandie...Doing a little blog hoppin this morning while EVERYONE else slumbers AND the internet is working! Hope you had funat the party! Loved the quote and the pic of the seal! Hugs...Talk to you later!

Changes in the wind said...

It is the truth I have to wonder why...where they not taught or did they just rebel..either way it is a great loss.

sarah said...

hope you have a ton of fun kicking back at the party. love your pics, your jokes...your quotes...and mostly chatty crone...are the absolute best.

Velvet Over Steel said...

How wonderful, a 90th birthday party!! Great post, Sandie!! & I really loved the quote!! May borrow that sometime, with a link back to You of course my friend!! :-)

Hope you had a Wonderful time!!
Coreen xoxoxo

Rose said...

hope you had a great day. enjoyed the comment of our old friends. take care rose

Rawai Guesthouse said...

True! Hope you had a wonderful time in that party!

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh this was just great, Sandie!

I would also like to say that my prayer is that the older generation (in which I would like to include myself) has a tremendous responsibility to pass on our faith and our values to the younger generation.

I'm asking God to give me a boldness in my life - and to stand tall for what I believe in.

Young people are searching - we need to point them in the right direction - to the foot of the cross!

OK, jumping off my soapbox.

Hope you had a great time at the party!!