Two things today – one serious and one, well not-so-serious. Most people like to here the not-so-serious aspect first. I won’t speculate on why – just chalk it up to human nature.
In dealing with Gregory today on a few things, and upon reflection of the last few days conversations with him, I realize I may be expecting too much from my 10 year old. Walter reminds me I have a tendency to be hard on myself – and I really need to lighten up, be kind to myself. If I do this with Gregory, what kind of meme-infested foundation am I helping him build? Am working on a few areas where I can recognize where I’m going so I can switch lanes and be more focused and observant in my guidance. Avoid being the hard-ass my father was with me. I need to be kind to myself and therefore I can be kindness to my son.
In speaking with a colleague of mine this morning, I commented about blood types (we were discussing the possibility that mosquitos and other biting bugs are attracted by heat and/or blood type. I commented Gregory and I are the same type – Walter is B+ (said “Be Positive”). Now that is very true. Walter is a very positive person. Then I thought…hmmmm, well Gregory and I are as well – but we are O- (“oh, negative”)…BAM! It hit me. We were “No Negatives!” – the zero being a nothing symbol. We were an family math equation: B+ O- = Happiness!
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