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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Good Feelings

Recently, I posted this quote on our Perfect Mamas Confess...

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  Maya Angelou

It's a way I want to teach my kiddos to live their lives ~ to keep in mind how they treat people will be remembered, always.  I want them to know that fancy words are soon forgotten, important deeds can go unnoticed but the feeling you give others will stay with others forever. 

Have you ever just "had a feeling" about someone, whether it's good or bad?  I know I have and I usually can't shake it.  If it's bad, I walk away.  If the initial reaction I get from someone is good, I stick with them through thick and thin.  And I'm usually spot on with my initial reaction.  I've picked out the best of friends with my first impression and I've figured out the biggest dirtbags on my gut reaction. 

I'm hoping my kids can do the same.  But more importantly, I'm hoping my kiddos are the ones who create the initial fantastic reaction and are those who make others feel good.  I'm not sure how I pass that on to them but I'm up to the task of figuring it out...for the love of my children.

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