Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Quote


I heard this quote last week and thought it was a really good one:

We're so busy trying to give our children what we didn't have, that we sometimes forget to give them what we did have. 
                                                                    -Author Unknown

41 comments:

  1. This is spot on. Spot on.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  2. So very true. When I go to a baby shower for a new mother, we always have to write out advice to them. Mine is always- "Children don't want lots of fancy toys and designer clothes. They just want your time." Your time is the best gift you could ever give them. I love this quote!

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    1. That's perfect advice to give a new mom too!! Good for you!

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  3. That makes SO much sense to me - it happens all the time.

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  4. True indeed, many never realize it though, sadly

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  5. I wish that I had more of what most DID have. (My folks weren't very hands on.) Great quote.

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    1. Seems like you've already made up for it in the way you care for your boys. :)

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  6. What an awesome quote Rosey! I love quotations that give serious food for thought and uplift us.

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  7. Wow this quote is incredibly powerful!

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  8. oh wow, I've never heard this before and it is super insightful!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  9. I hope we managed to give our children the joys of our own childhood. We didn't have much money. They were never flooded with toys or our absences.

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  10. This is a great quote Mary and so very true ;-)

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  11. Such a wonderful quote!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Giving children hope and peace for the future is important!

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  12. Such a good quote Rosey and I'm so stealing this for my quote for tomorrow!!

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    Raising-Reagan.com

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    1. Yay! I don't know who said it, but it's a good one. I'll be over to Tweet it.

      Happy Tuesday to you. :)

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  13. LOVE IT...WOW....I am printing this out and giving it to my hubby. He's always so worried about the things our son won't have instead of focusing on the blessings he does have...this will hopefully knock some sense into him.

    Sure our Dino won't have the best phone, clohtes, car, or house but he has parents that spend holidays with him and love him and respect him and will always be proud of him.

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  14. That is a great one! And true. sandie

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  15. That is something to think about.

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  16. So true! The best days are when we stop and just be together without phones and games

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  17. I agree that is spot on Rosey

    Have a quotetastic week and thanks for snorting by ;-)

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  18. Great quote...haven't heard this one. Blessings.

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  19. Very poignant post with this wonderful quote ~ carol ^_^
    Great to 'see you' again. Happy Day to you.

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  20. I can honestly say that's not true for me! I did everything I could to make sure my kids had childhoods full of imagination and adventure, not stuff!

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    1. My grandma did the same for me. It made a (big) difference. :)

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  21. that is AWESOME! so very true...

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  22. I see so many kids. My Grandson included... that have more toys than they know what to do with...

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  23. That's for sure. I think we drive ourselves nuts, but at least there is no regrets.

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  24. Thank you for this. I said something similar to my boyfriend this weekend about his children actually and now I have a blog post idea, I was suffering a "blank look at my screen" moment, now I think I shall write about my points about parenting that are similar to this quote! Happy Thursday my friend!

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  25. So true.
    Balance is always important in life.

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  26. Guilty! It is somewhat easy to get caught up in that vicious circle but in the whole scope of things you aren't really doing your children a favor. Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop. Hope to see you next week.

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  27. so true! love it.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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