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post #1 of 14 Old 04-30-2012, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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FAMILY What Does It Mean To You???

F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."

He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."


FAMILY
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.


And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?


So what do you take from this story?

If your hair is short and nappy...
Afrosheen will make you happy.
Anyone remember that one from the 1970's ?
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-01-2012, 12:09 AM
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+1. Thank you for the reminder. Hope I can keep this perspective 24/7.
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damn good post.

I always tell my family members i love them when they leave from an event or when I am getting off of the phone with them, never know when one of us might not be there anymore.
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It makes you stop and think doesn't it.

If your hair is short and nappy...
Afrosheen will make you happy.
Anyone remember that one from the 1970's ?
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Thanks for the reminder, we so easily forget sometimes when getting wrapped up in all the complexities of life...
Love your family, no one will ever love you more in return!


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Very nice post. I don't tend to do 'soppy shit' like this but it's bang on.

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FAMILY 1st everything else lines up accordingly

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Love my family...hate my inlaws though fuck those cocksuckers


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in reference to the man card issue, let me clarify it for everyone, " If a man builds a 1000 bridges and sucks one cock, that doesnt make him a bridge builder, it makes him a cock sucker..."
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Family is the closest and so it's the easiest to hurt. Family members are always around, so they are the easiest to take for granted.


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I'm gonna say this and stop the sappy shit lol.

I would also like to say thanks to my second family.

My ZX-10R.net brothers (& sisters) & Mods & Admin here.

You guys have been great friends to me and have helped me tremendously,

not only with my bike, but in life too.

Stay safe my friends

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