Monday, November 30, 2009

Fatherly Wisdom

I had a great Thanksgiving, how about you? We traveled to see my hubby's family on Wednesday and Thursday, and then I flew out to North Carolina to see my grandmother who isn't doing too well. It was sad, but I'm glad I got to see her.

My dad teaches college. He shared a story with me he always tells his students on the first day of classes. He asks them to imagine their lives as a long lake. Would you rather cross the lake in a rowboat or a canoe? After discussing the pros and cons, he impresses upon them that we should strive to cross the lake of life in a canoe. While canoes may be more unsteady and take more effort, you are facing forward. In the rowboat, you are facing backward looking back on things that are in the past.

I hope you are all in canoes!


Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, Michelle,
I am happy to hear you had a good Thanksgiving. Mine was wonderful too.

Thanks for the good reminder today...always face forward...

Have a great Tuesday. ~Natalie

Anonymous said...

Happy Upcoming Holidays!
I had some surgery and am catching up on my bloggy friends while I am am banished to the couch.