Question of the day

If you could, in retrospect, thank one person for what they taught you, who would it be, and what would you thank them for?

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16 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    I think I’d thank my mom for letting me help raise my younger brother and sister (9 and 13 years my junior). My brother was a handful and my sister was like a piece of clay to mold. I was like a second mother to her. I learned so much from this experience, and I have always felt very blessed.

  2. TiredMom says:

    My grandmother. I had a rough childhool although it wasnt bad, it was still rough. My grandmother was there for me 100% fo the way. That would kill my mom to read but my grandmother never let me down.

  3. nikki says:

    I never really had anyone when I was young to take the time to teach me anything worth while, you now like good life lessons. My family is very distant and ( not as in where they live but how they enter act with one other).So I have to pick someone from recently. I was going through a tough time with life’s little problems and was feeling down. Sometimes I feel guilty because I’m a stay at home mom and I don’t make a ton of money( just from daycare)and could I be giving my son a better life? I had my sister in law ask me one night, “What’s wrong with being Nikki?” as she was smacking me. After our talk I realized how good Bailey has it. He’s never been in daycare, I’m always home when he is and we have a very close relationship because of that I think. So I guess that’s more important to me than a career. And I’m okay with that. That was a wonderful talk that night in the bathroom of the Pub:) Thanks Sue, LYLAS

  4. Joy says:

    I’m with Tiredmom, my grandma, hands down. I can’t list all the things she taught me, it would take to long, it would turn into a book. I learned from her by example because she never told anyone what to do. She taught me compassion and empathy. She taught me to take things slow. I don’t think I ever saw her hurry to do anything. She was so calm and so loving. I never heard her swear or say a bad word about anyone. She didn’t have much material wise but she would have helped or given anyone the shirt off her back. Her door was open to the world. She could put herself in anyone’s shoes and “felt” for everyone. There were 12 grandchildren and I’ll bet if you asked every one of us, they would say they were her favorite. She just had that kind of ability.

    Now I feel sad. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her and love her and wish she were here.

  5. Tessa says:

    I thank my mom and grandma who both raised me for installing in me their old fashioned values. When I see the struggles of our friends, I am so grateful to them. I know respect, self respect, and family value.

  6. Tessa says:

    That is so sweet Joy! Sounds like a wonderful woman. I can see that in you!

  7. Tessa says:

    Being taught compassion & family closeness seems to be the best gift to many!

  8. nikki says:

    I would like to thank my husbands family also for teaching me family values, they are the best family to be a part of. Very welcoming and warm. The way a family should be. I know they loves me no matter what. So I guess they taught me that family IS important. Thank you!!!

  9. candi says:

    Well this question may bring tears to my eyes, but I will answer, I want to thank my grandma, she taught me to love, respect and be the caregiver of people. She was a wonderful woman. Always there for me when I needed her. I am wanting to thank her, she taught me so much, and that is why I am the strong woman I am today. I miss her so much, I wish her love and respect for people would have rubbed off on the rest of the family.

  10. Joy says:

    Thank you Tessa and thank you Nikki. You know Nikki, I do love you and Sue like you are my own.

  11. jason says:

    My mom for doing what was best for me 30 years ago.
    My dad for being an ass about work ethics. Now I have them

  12. Joy says:

    Thank you Jason 🙂

  13. Jane says:

    My second grade teacher for teaching me that “stuff happens” after I had an accident in class and she got me out and called my mom to bring me dry clothes so nobody knew. I will never forget Mrs. Rogers for that.

  14. Paul says:

    Thanks Jason.I also would thank both my mom and dad.

  15. Heather C. says:

    If he were still here I would thank my father. He taught me that anything worth doing is only worth it if you believe in it and that in turn makes it fun. I would tell him that and give him a hug.

  16. Sue says:

    Nikki, your comment brought tears to my eyes! I thought for sure that night you thought I was crazy and didn’t hear what I said to you! Thanks, it means a lot:)

    As far as who I’d thank, I can’t pick just one. My husband was the ONLY person who listened to me grieve after my uncle and grandpa died 2 months apart and we had just started dating!!! I would cry for hours while he just held me and nodded his head. He probably wasn’t listening, but his pretending to listen helped!

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