HAve you ever been with, say, your Grandma Phyllis or your Great Uncle Bob once removed and they tell the same dang story over and over? And . . . when they are done with the story, they, like, tell yOU the leSSon of the sTory, or what they LEarNed from the exPerience?
Like, for example, "That's the way the cookie crumbles," or "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
When I was teaching 8th grade, I asked my kids what their family sayings were, you know, like what phrases were passed down from their relatives and repeated through the generations. These sayings are kind of like mantras.
Here's a definition of mantra:
Hinduism. A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation, such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities.
Chloe, my daughter, made a candle prayer (with no candles, but whatever!!)--see above picture--about her mantras and this is what they say (going from left to right up to down):
- Dream Big!
- Praise God and you!
- Meditate and think who you are
- Live the life you love, love the life you live!
- Have fun!
- Speak up to them!
- Who cares what they say?
- Love people that don't like you!
- Like and love you so much!
What special sayings have been passed down in your family?
What promises do you try to keep to yourself?
Guess what? The worst thing you can do is break a promise with U! More about that 2-morrow!
hearts! :) dana