” use your manners”
“wear clean underwear”
“Don’t stick your tongue on the flag pole in the winter time”
“No, you can’t play in the dryer”
“Stop sucking on the cat’s tail”
Advice comes in many ways..
we disguise it and dress it up to looks nicer than it is. We dispense it whether the person is receptive or not. We seek it from self-help books and our friends.
In my life I have found that many times God will use the right person at the right time to tell me exactly what I need to hear right when I need to hear it.
sometimes the advice is nothing but meaningless drivel needing to be tossed away.
Trust me, I have heard it all.
As a mother I find myself saying things I never dreamed I would.
I chuckle sometimes wondering what if anything my children will Remember.
Will the nuggets of wisdom rise to the top of their subconscious or if they will remember the ridiculous comments muttered during moments of sleep deprivation? Heck the stuff I remember from my childhood is all mismatched already so I’m probably remembering a lot of it wrong.
I wonder if that’s happened to them too?
When I was in high school my dad told me the best way to catch a fish was to make sure my pant zipper was down.
I unzipped my zipper, planted my feet on the dock with my fishing rod firmly grasped in my hands and waited while my dad chuckled under his breath.
He was wrong.
I didn’t catch anything.
Not all of the advice I’ve been given over the years has been horrible.
Some have been life changing.
My Nana encouraged me to start writing so that’s how my first blog “adventures with three” started way back in 2007. Sharing my stories over the phone spilled out over there and then when the youngest came we became “Adventures with Four”.
Transparency had been hard and sometimes I’m more guarded than I really needed to be. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but the good out weighs the bad.
I shared a little about my early miscarriages, our travels and everything in between.
It’s been an amazing creative outlet and a great way to meet new people.
I just wish she was still here so she could see where I am now.
Years ago my dad told me to make sure that I was being true to myself.
It doesn’t matter what other people think about me or what they say about me. No matters what.
The rest will fall into place.
I will admit I’m a people pleaser and my nose gets out of joint sometimes when I feel like I’m being mistreated but he was right.
Since we all love to share advice (and we receive it more than we recognize)
What is the one piece of advice that still sticks with you today?