Stop the Family Grudge Match!

It is very sad when members of the same family do not talk with each other.

The children suffer for the adult ego. Cousins miss the wonderful opportunity to be together, and all due to a bruised adult ego. Stop getting offended. Reunite with your family members. One day, your imaginary conflict will all come to an end… with or without you. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

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Grandchildren

Seeing my grandchildren brings me happiness. Thank goodness for my daughter who promotes a good grandchildren / grandfather relationship with her two young children and me. I wish I could say the same about others who have abandoned me in my old age.

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Old Folks

Young and middle-aged people should be more understanding of the “older” people in the population. Emphasis should also be stressed in having more empathy for the “older” people in our society.

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Christianity: What it is about and what it isn’t about.

This meme reflects my thoughts on the subject. What are your thoughts?

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Don’t Postpone For Tomorrow. Do It Today.

PREFACE: The following is something I saw today elsewhere on the internet. I am putting a reformatted copy and paste of it here on Roland’s Ramblings. Incidentally, I had posted something very similar to this on Roland’s Ramblings several years ago.

I did not write this but WOW does it speak to my heart!!!
Worth the read.

Barely the day started and it’s already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it’s already Friday.
.. and the month is already over.
.. and the year is almost over.
.. and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.
.. and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
.. and we realize it’s too late to go back.
So.. Let’s try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time.
Let’s keep looking for activities that we like.
Let’s put some color in our grey.
Let’s smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left.
Let’s try to eliminate the afters..
I’m doing it after.
I’ll say after.
I’ll think about it after.
We leave everything for later like “after” is ours. Because what we don’t understand is that:
Afterwards, the coffee gets cold.
Afterwards, priorities change.
Afterwards, the charm is broken.
Afterwards, health passes.
Afterwards, the kids grow up.
Afterwards parents get old.
Afterwards, promises are forgotten.
Afterwards, the day becomes the night.
Afterwards, life ends.
And then it’s often too late. So.. Let’s leave nothing for later. Because still waiting to see later,
We can lose the best moments,
We can lose the best experiences,
We can lose the best friends,
We can lose the best family.
The day is today. The moment is now. We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away.

It Looks Like An Eternity, But It’s A Short Trip, Enjoy Life And Always Be Kind.

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The Circle Of Life

From infancy to old age.

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Appreciate Appreciation

I have helped innumerable people throughout my life of nearly 74 years, most of whom never expressed any appreciation and many who later on tossed me aside like a used up wash rag excluding me from their lives. The fact that so many people are unappreciative has never stopped me from doing for others. However, I do appreciate when another person demonstrates appreciation.

There are givers, and there are takers. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that there are far more takers than there are givers, but don’t let that stop you from being a giver.

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