Archive for Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

November 8, 2011

We all have great gifts and blessings we are born with. God plants them, even in wee children’s little hearts. A child is so friendly, so loving. That special personality, that loving and caring, can keep on growing.

They know now a child’s adult personality is well set and formed by the age of 3. Caring parents guiding those wee lads and lassies can make all the difference.

I think nurses and teachers are very such special people. On a recent hospital stay I experienced and saw such great examples. The nurses were all so caring, so patient, so compassionate — all working 12-hour shifts. It’s so very obvious they love their work. They can go from one emergency to another, so helpful, calming and cheering us on.

It also takes a very special personality to be a teacher. I used to volunteer in a grade school, just as a teacher's helper. So many times about all she really felt she'd accomplished was really monitoring behavioral problems, not really doing much actual teaching; and so many parents were seemingly not too concerned.

It certainly takes that God-given gift, that special heart, that talent to even keep trying, it seems to me.

I still think school officials should be allowed more control. As I grew up our teacher could spank (not beat), and if we got a spanking — usually just a swat with a ruler, etc. — we got two more (one from each parent) when we got home.

Even the Bible says (many times) — spare the rod and spoil the child.

So hug those kids and be sure to thank, pray for, and appreciate all those special people in our lives.

— Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086;


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