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A Peek-In to the Kitchen

When I was growing up with my five siblings, my mother uttered words I understood enough to listen, but didn't sink in. However, they made me feel happy and secure. I knew that they were good words to follow, because my mother is a good woman and mother.

Respect instilled in our hearts. I realize that these "old mother goose' sayings have Eastern roots. And our Eastern cultures have thrived in upholding values, and of course, happiness. I think, the Law placed on our parents' hearts, and on their generations before them, carry on the responsibility to train us up to be useful human beings caring for life and for those around us. I felt secure, filled with hope and promise, because we saw that my parents valued life.They taught us about the Giver of life.

We will pass the words on to our children. So, "that it may go well with them with long life"

Article: All rigths reserved to AsADrivenLeaf 2015

Photo credit to MY HUSBAND, Reuel Santos GAHenty, Flickr : "Twilight Blue"

Photo description: MY kitchen window at past sunset.

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BeadDoodler wrote on January 23, 2015, 11:55 AM

I agree totally. I see so many parents "preaching" morals to their children, but not living up to what they preach. I think seeing my parents live exactly as they expected me to live was the greatest impact on my values.

vickywrites wrote on January 23, 2015, 1:16 PM

Yes, we can always follow the good advice of parents.

BarbRad wrote on January 23, 2015, 7:25 PM

I know that passage and those words you refer to, and they are indeed words of wisdom we would do well to heed.

scheng1 wrote on January 24, 2015, 8:39 AM

These words come from thousands of years of wisdom and pass down by our ancestors.

peachpurple wrote on January 24, 2015, 11:08 AM

my mom used to nag not preach the good morals , only my dad used to say, don't waste food, imagine the Ethiopians starving

valmnz wrote on January 24, 2015, 9:10 PM

I think many of us failed to understand the wisdom of our parents words when we were young.

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on January 25, 2015, 4:58 AM

Yes. I thought they were the ones who didn't understand. I see now their wisdom as young people's guideposts.

Ruby3881 wrote on January 29, 2015, 7:22 PM

So true! Children can learn to "do as I say," but when parents live as they expect the children will live, it's a much deeper kind of learning. It becomes part of the adult the child will one day become.

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on January 29, 2015, 8:55 PM

Our parents-- I have been for 27 years- have strange ways, and funny ways imparting 'knowledge' to our children. Some work, some being brushed off, some thought of first before making sense to our children...

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on January 30, 2015, 12:47 AM

Guideposts, commandds for humans to live by given by the King and Creator of the universe. He gave the oracles to the Jews to bless the whole world with His great love and righteousness. So it will be well with all human race.

trufflehunter wrote on January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM

The best way to lead is by example, although it is easier said than done.

AudreyHowitt wrote on January 31, 2015, 7:06 PM

I do think we pass on our values to our children in modeling our behavior towards them and each other! And I love the picture you chose here!

snerfu wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:28 AM

Mother knows best and grandmother bestest of all. I like them both very much.

cheri wrote on February 17, 2015, 7:33 AM

Mothers have good words to tell their children that when they grow older and become mothers or fathers, they pass them on to their children.

cheri wrote on March 2, 2015, 8:12 AM

I have also good words from my mother which I also pass on to my children. I really miss her every time. She was not able to see my three kids growing.