Week 16: My Talks to my Son…

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My daughter

Those of you who have been reading my blog know that I have twins!

Even though they are twins, they are so different from each other!

My daughter is young beautiful woman, who is finishing her Bachelor Degree in Iowa State University and will continue her career to complete a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree. (Seems like sometimes the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, since I’m also an attorney at law) 🙂

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My son

My son, one of the smartest, intelligent, well-versed, young adult I have ever met in my entire life. But in terms of his future career, let’s just say that we had a very interesting conversation this last weekend…

 

He is planning to quit Notre Dame University, in Indiana, to join the U.S. Air-force. Yes, don’t ask me, it is not my decision. I only can be grateful for his future service (and being worried about his immediate future).

At one moment of our conversation I told him: Son, it is very important in life to:

  1. Have a clear vision of what you want in life. In short, how can you get where you want to be if you don’t have a clear picture of where is that place and how to get there?
  2. Finish what you start: Needless to say. That goes directly to the point of him not finishing whatever he started.
  3. Be persistent and consistent: Both are essential pillars of being responsible in life, and it’s what help us to finish what we start.(And I have to confess that I have issues dealing with the consistency part).
  4. Have Balance in life: Respect the essentials: eat, sleep, and move well. Nurture your spirit and mind.

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While talking to him, I realised:

  1. Gosh, how much I miss my daily conversations with my dad!
  2. How much the MKMM has affected my own life. How important have been all the lessons I’ve been learning during this process. And how grateful I am with Mark, Devine, Don, and all the marvelous group who mastermind with me every single week.

Hopefully, my son will make the best decision for himself.

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My kids! 🙂

Hopefully, everything is going to be alright…

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In the meantime, I keep promising to myself:

  1. To bring a gift to wherever I go, and give something to every person I encounter.
  2. To be a grateful receiver.
  3. To give the hope for joy, regardless of the brevity.
  4. To give without expectation of reciprocity, because I finally know that I am in the dynamic flow of giving a receiving.

And, if there is a feature that characterizes me is that I always keep my promises!

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PS. Tell me, How has been your week so far?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MasterkeyBrenda

Excellent!!! 🙂

Leanne

Thank you for sharing your family with us. I know they are important to you. Your son has learned so much from you and I am sure he will do well in all he does. Even if we don’t communicate the actual lessons from the MKMMA to our family members, they get some of it by seeing our examples. Your children are beautiful.

masterkeyraphaelar

Sir, this is “heart-warming” and redirecting; Thank you for sharing as I am dealing with my children’s lives as well; decisions and consequences. You can be extremely proud of your son, in spite of leave ND; he is joining the US Air Force, comprised of the finest of heroes. He is serving this great nation and the entire world. Its a huge sacrifice on the end of his parents; its at the same time a call beyond all others. Sir, you must have installed values beyond popular culture in your son.

masterkeyjag

First nice looking Family ,,Second is a little harder , I think most parents want the best for there children and have lived and went through some the things we might see as not the best path for them. When OI felt and still at times feel that way (both my girls are in their 40″s ) but that being said I step back and think about some of the things I did when I was younger (and at times Still do ..but getting better with the MKMMA –a small plug) I have to sit back and ask the Lord to guide them and be there for them and have faith that Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.Not in my way or my timing , but His

That’s what us Dads do ..and it a done deal as you made a Pinkie Promise… we do that now with are 2 year old Granddaughter .

God Bless your son in his new Journey .

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