1. Be thankful. You never know when something tragic could happen. I live in a pretty rural area and I was headed out so the teens could have a yougart date, while I had some one on one time with the little one. I had a van full of teens (4) and my 1st grader… and we were not a mile from the house in a really dangerous curve when the unthinkable nearly happened. As I rounded the corner I saw a large car @ a high rate of speed in the ditch on my side of the road headed towards us. I slowed down and tried to pull over, but because of the crazy driving I really had no idea where to go, so I judged the best I could and prayed. When the car flew by not a foot from the front driver side of my van all I could do was breathe a sigh of relief. Most of the kids were more shaken than I was at the time… of course thinking about it later all I can say is – Be thankful – I am!
2. Routine is awesome… since we are getting in one around here things are getting easier for me to keep up and I love it.
3. Teens need advice… who knows if they will heed it, but I say it’s always best to give it. I’ve given up worrying about being “interfering”. It’s easier to say what I have to say and move on.
4. Never discount what someone else is thinking… it might just be worth hearing and might make a difference in your life.
5. Take time to listen… to your spouse, to your parent, to your friend, to your child.