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   Posted 12/1/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Wednesday to you! If you are new to the Koffee Klatch then welcome. Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation. The only rule we have in here is we are not allowed to mention the 'P' The 'P' stands for pain..sssshhhhh This is a time for some laughs, giggles and even a bit of insight. That's where we're going today.

What kinds of values do you think your parents instilled in you? Did they use particular phrases to guide you toward the types of person you are now? Or maybe it was a grandparent or other relative or friend who most influenced your formative years.

For me it was mostly my dad. He and I were buddies. He was firm yet loving and I respected him for that. Dad was the model I followed in my life of trying to help others. Dad taught vocational agriculture and had the FFA program at our school. But he always was doing way more than the bare essentials for his students. He often was a father to young men who either had no father figure in their life. They loved and respected him and his values. As I grew up and went through high school I was always volunteering....still do, obviously. I will always be grateful to him for passing on the love of helping and sharing with others.

How did your parents influence the person that you are today?
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 12/2/2009 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
My mom is the one who always guided me through life. The best avice she gave me was always be yourself. Never try to be something your not just to fit in. This way if people like you it's because they like who you really are, and if they don't they aren't meant to be in your life. This has always helped me build great lasting friendships with real people who like me for who I am. I am happy that my mother taught me this lesson early in life.  I learned I don't need a bunch of people who think I'm cool. I only need a few real friends who know my heart.

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   Posted 12/2/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Growing up there was a serenity prayer placque that hung in our kitchen. My Mom would
often refer to the verse to get her point across. Those words are  ingrained in my head.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the
things I can and wisdom to know the difference."
When my daughter was growing up I passed on the importance of the words to her.
Today those words still have meaning to me and are repeated often.

Nana Monster
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   Posted 12/2/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
My Aunt, my grandpa and my first boss. Ike was 75 and he got out in the fields with us kids everyday. He taught me
hard work and respect. My Aunt and Grandpa taught me love, hard work and to respect my elders. They treated me
like an equal even though I was a teenager.
That was back in the 60's and 70's. I think all the values that were instilled in us as kids are sorely lacking in the
newer generations. Most of them can't even do the "Please" and "Thank You" things, let alone being on time for
work. I'm teaching my grandkids values that hopefully their peers won't destroy.

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   Posted 12/2/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Growing up, there were times I had a father, though he shouldn't have been around kids. Most of the time it was my mother and me. My mother taught me that most everything good takes hard work and sacrifice. Also to not care what anyone else thinks, but give them no reason to talk either. And there is no replacement for good manners. I'm trying to instill these things in my son and he's doing very well with "Please" "Thank you" and "Excuse me" even though he's only 4.

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   Posted 12/2/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I learned a lot through my grand parents and going to Sunday school. I feel as though I am a good person. I try to be. I have also learned a lot through counseling, which I have been going to for years. I have learned to take things as they come. One day at a time. And to do the best that you can.

Great topic Chutzie!!!

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