“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” Jim Rohn
Mothers and Grandmothers are said to ‘carry the heart’ of their family. What does that mean? I think it refers to the spirit or soul of the family. That intangible energy that drives us to be who we are and all we can be. It embodies hope, faith and belief in whatever is important; that driving force of life.Today’s moms and grand moms know the power of good health and good attitude and the importance of practicing daily the basic behaviors to achieve both; in other words, getting back to basics.
Everyday....brush your teeth
Everyday....eat your fruits & veggies
Everyday....drink lots of water
Everyday....get enough exercise and sleep
Everyday....study hard and learn the skills to be self-sufficient (no matter how old you are)
Everyday....do something nice for someone else
Everyday....give thanks and have an attitude of gratitude
There is no doubt we live in a complex and confusing world. The media messaging that the average child receives daily is hundreds of times more than the parent received as a child and thousands of times more than what the grandparents received. It is said that by the age of six, the average child will have completed the basic American education from watching television. The child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.
So, having a motto of keeping it simple, turn off the TV and other electronic devices (at least for a few hours every day) and sticking to the basics can help keep you and your family centered and stable and prepared to deal effectively with the onslaught of life and be prepared for the many opportunities it holds.