So You Have Fallen Down . . . Remember

It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.  ~Babe Ruth

Photo Taken By:  A.A. Harrison

Photo Taken By: A.A. Harrison

Perhaps your nose is bloody.  Then again it could be your chin was peeled.  And maybe you could have scuffed your elbow(s).  Or you possibly removed some skin from your knee(s).  But, now, you must find the strength to pick yourself up, dust yourself off in the midst of pain and the feeling of defeat!

Never stay down!  Because, if you stay down, people will come along and walk on you and or over you.  Remember that!

So get up!  Stop your nose from metaphorically bleeding, put a bandage on your metaphorically wounded chin, elbow(s) and knee(s) and keep striving for your dreams.

Love,
Mom

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Intimacy Has Boundaries and Remember That!

Artist:  Tess Lee MillerDearest Sons:

Today I was watching “Toddlers and Tiaras.”  During a commercial break the television station was showing previews for an Amish reality show I use to watch.  The first time the commercial aired I heard the host say something to this affect:  He was upset with you because you slept with him.  Because I was slightly preoccupied with something other than watching the commercial I didn’t get to see who the host was referring to; therefore, I was wondering who the “him” was that committed the offense!  Then after the host disclosed the cheating woman’s infidelity, the wife puts her head in her hands and displays remorse by crying.  As my cousin always says, “There’s a dead cat on the line.”   

Now that I am considered a seasoned woman because of my age, family position and life experiences, I must write I don’t know if I would trust the tears of a woman that has moral issues when it comes to relationship boundaries.  Well any-who-how . . .     

To reel-in viewers for next Sunday’s show the television station aired the commercial again!  This time I was determined to see the face of the person who slept with the married woman.  Drum roll please!    

And . . . The other man was her husband’s brother!  What the hell!  Oh!  My!  God!  

It is clear to see from what took place the cheating wife and her husband’s double-crossing brother has boundary issues!  It is also clear to see from the previews that the husband took his unfaithful wife back.  Truly the husband suffers from self-esteem issues!  [I am shaking my head at the whole mess!]  

Character is higher than intellect.  A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my message to you my dear son’s . . .

Women are a dime a dozen when it comes to intimacy.  My words are not written to cheapen women for I am a woman.  But I am writing to remind you that you are brothers bound together by blood, my blood.  There is no woman or man born that should cause you to betray, disrespect, or be unkind in deeds to one another.  You are brothers!  Intimacy has boundaries!  Remember that!