Sunday, May 1, 2016

My Mother-In-Laws Advice On How To Have A Happy Marriage

 Ruby & Jack Parks, have been married over 65 years now.  They have 5 grown, happily married children, and 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.

My Grandmother's Advice For Children

This is a letter with wonderful advice on life, and how to enjoy it to its fullest. Ina was known as a charming and loving person.

This photo of her was taken in 1966.

Ina Austin Daniel

   Be true to yourself.  Contentment, happiness and peace with God are the same great aims of everyone.  It is not wealth that brings happiness.  Possessions and fame do not give contentment.

     Love nature be gentle, tender, and kind, never hurt anyone’s feelings intentionally.  Always forgive & forget.  What other people do cannot hurt you.

    Speak pleasantly to people and see what a wonderful change will come over them.  Their attitude toward you will change. This is a great lesson to learn.  Always be pleasant and kind, and low voiced and see what a better world will result if you are, and what a wonderful world it would be if everyone did it.  If you give smiles you get smiles.  If you frown the world will frown.  You always get what you give.

     Be kind…go out of your way to be kind.  It will repay you many times over in the glad feeling it gives you. Give kind words and do kind deeds.  To be kind is one of the main essentials of good character.  Kind words are the music of the world.

     When things are not going well, Go to the phonograph and play humoresque or serenade and just let your mind go.  Let the music take you away and out of yourself and when the music is finished you will find the disappointments are gone.

     Some people are naturally handsome or beautiful.  But remember there are other things such as charm, refinement, culture, etc., that are more enduring than physical beauty.  Beauty sometimes fades with youth, but beauty of the soul grows more beautiful.  Sometimes physical beauty is not accompanied with intelligence or good characteristics. 

     Never mourn your passing youth or envy the young.   Keep your mind young and bright and remember youth can never have the things age possess.  When one is older his viewpoint is broader.  You can use your commonsense, have better judgment.  There is charm and stability that one acquires with age.  Never count your troubles but list blessings instead.  Put down everything you have to be thankful for and see how well off you really are.

   If you cannot control your temper it controls you.  Anger always defeats its own purpose.   Your temper can ruin your personality.  The next time you get angry say this to yourself: “I will try not to lose control of myself and my temper; I will close my lips tightly and count to ten in my mind.  I will say to myself, “someday I want to be an adult and when my body is grown, I want my mind to also be grown.”

  But, every time I lose control of my temper my mind grows smaller, so I am going to learn to control it that it might grow.  Even if the one I am angry with says mean things I will say to myself, “why they are not hurting me, they are only making their minds smaller, and I want my mind to be larger than that.”  I would not cut off my fingers or toes, or injure my body in any way to cause it harm, so I will not lose my temper to stunt the growth of my mind. 
     Someday you will be faced with the problem of what you intend to make out of your life.  You must pick out a life’s work.  You must work to live.  Even if you have enough to support your body you must also work for the gain of happiness.  For the peace of your mind, & benefit of humanity.  We must work to serve; we must serve to be happy. 

    I want you to accomplish something that will benefit humanity.  I want you to be of service to others.  Our lives are not on our own.  We must give out more than we receive.  We want the world to be a little better because we were a part of it.

I love you,

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Non-Vote For Trump Is A Vote For Hillary & A Loss Of Our 2nd Amendment

(Submitted by guest contributor)
A lot of people have brought up the fact that they won't vote for Trump if he's the eventual nominee. I just want to put something in perspective.

Justice Scalia's seat is vacant. Ginsberg is 82 years old, Kennedy is 79, Breyer is 77, and Thomas is 67. Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of  a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after 75.  These are 5 vacancies that will likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed in their ideology.

Think about that... 7-2. If the next President appoints 5 young justices, it will guarantee control of the Supreme Court for an entire generation. And 7-2 decisions will hold up much more over time than 5-4 decisions which are seemed to be lacking in mandate.

Hillary has made it clear she will use the Supreme Court to go after the 2nd Amendment. She has literally said that the Supreme Court was wrong in its Heller decision stating that the Court should overturn and remove the individual right to keep and bear arms. Period.

Everyone saying that they won't vote for one candidate or the other if they are the GOP nominee, please realize this: If Hillary Clinton wins and gets to make these appointments, you likely will never see another Conservative victory at the Supreme Court level for the rest of your life. Ever.

If you are a Conservative, a vote for anyone BUT the GOP nominee, whomever that will be (or a vote for no one), is a vote for Hillary Clinton.