OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” 

Muhammad Ali

A positive word from the greatest of all times!

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

BE CONFIDENT.

TOO MANY DAYS ARE WASTED COMPARING OURSELVES TO OTHERS AND WISHING TO BE SOMETHING WE AREN’T.

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES AND IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU ACCEPT EVERYTHING YOU ARE-AND AREN’T-THAT YOU WILL TRULY SUCCEED.

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”

Unknown

In the words of my son, “I will do this until I get the best of everything. #motivated!”

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Happy 4th of July from The Family Meeting.

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” – Author Anthony Brandt

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.”

James Earl Jones (1931-)
Voices and Silences (1993)

Sharing feelings and thoughts through language is the essence of our purpose and goal here at The Family Meeting.

Hope that you are enjoying it and much as TFM enjoys producing it!

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY-“OUR CHILDREN NEED THEIR FATHERS OR A FATHER FIGURE!”

While seated in my barber’s chair this afternoon, he told me a bittersweet story about a man (who turned out to be both my cousin and my fraternity brother ’06). The man attended an activity (my barber was unsure what the activity was) for his son and afterwards invited his son’s buddy (who had nobody at the activity for him) to go and get some ice cream and hang out for a few minutes before taking the buddy home.

While dropping his son’s friend off at his home, the young man asked the father if it would be ok if he could have a hug too. Almost in tears, the father gave the young man a big hug before sending him into the house.

You see the buddy had witnessed the loving, nurturing, and strong behavior of his friend’s father towards his son during their short time together and simply wanted in his own life something that he probably had never experienced, or if he did, was not experiencing it at that point in his life.

Our children need us!

If you are a present and dedicated father, keep up the hard work. If you are an absent father, please figure out a way to return to your child’s life and don’t demonize the mother…….the child will figure all of that out on his or her own. If you see a young person that needs a father, be a father figure…..my cousin did and it brought tears to his eyes!

“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!”  — Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”       Confucius

Changing the world begins one person, one family, one community, one city, one state, one nation at a time. So I guess it all starts with each of us.

Focusing on setting my heart right today! How about you?

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