Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!

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In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Thief and Things of Real Value

Interesting.  My husband opened a birthday card from his mother.  There was supposed to be a precious coin (valuable) inside, along with his birthday check to buy a gift.  The coin was missing--the envelope sealed tightly (probably by the thief who took the coin out).  The impression of the coin was still on the envelope.  Bless his heart, the thing of most value to my husband was the sentiment his mother chose to express through the message on the card (which was not a common sentiment for her to express).  It was of more value than anything else. 

When we die, we can take the love (and the influence of that love) with us, but NOT the money.

Makes me ponder the thought that my own father could not remember his dad ever giving him a hug or telling him he loved him.  (Food for thought).  My dad, however, was one of the most loving men I've EVER known.  Kind, thoughtful, and fun-loving--a real tease.  We make our own choices, regardless of our circumstances.  My dad also had the influence of his mother--a woman with spunk, homespun charm and twinkling eyes (that went right along with her sense of humor).

Also, since Easter is next Sunday, this evokes the thought that it was a thief who was on the cross next to the cross of Jesus, to whom Jesus spoke.  He took on the sins of everyone--including thieves, while providing the opportunity for all of us to make things right with God, our Heavenly Father, IF we would sincerely ask forgiveness and change our ways to follow His teachings.  Reminds me that to HOLD on to grudges, disappointments and anger only injures US and keeps us separate from having a fulness of joy and happiness.

If we want to be forgiven, we must forgive.

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