Missed Opportunity of Extending Kindness

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Yesterday morning, I was in a coffee shop. While I was there, a mom with 2 kids came in as well. Her younger child kept crying and at first, it was just fine but eventually, it irritated me. I was thinking how when my 2 kids were younger, we didn’t stay in coffee shops because I knew they would cause noise and we often stayed outdoors. Anyway, they eventually left the coffee shop later on and I had my peace and quiet.

This morning, I suddenly remembered the young mom on the coffee shop and I asked for forgiveness from the Lord. I knew how hard it is to take care of a baby and another child and instead of being understanding and helpful to the mom, I was being self-righteous. I felt ashamed of what I did (or didn’t do) and asked the Lord for forgiveness and prayed for the young mom.

I have often read blog posts about being kind to other moms, especially those with young children because I personally know how hard it is during those times. If I could have been more caring and sensitive, I would have asked her if there is anything I could do or maybe even bought her food to eat or coffee to drink. But I was selfish and I missed my chance.

I openly shared this experience to my children. Hopefully, we all learned from that missed opportunity. When the Lord brings another opportunity for me, I hope I will be ready to extend kindness, especially to young moms.

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Advantages of Learning Musical Instruments

music_notes_stock_by_bassgeisha-d3h9mpvExposure to music is highly recommended to children. Being able to play a musical instrument has lots of advantages. Here are some of the advantages:

  1. It improves memory. Listening and playing musical instruments can help improve memory by stimulating brain development.
  2. It builds confidence. It teaches the children that they can develop themselves and be better by practicing and doing their best.
  3. It teaches perseverance. If they don’t get it the first time, they can practice again and again. They not only develop their skill, but they also practice perseverance in doing so.

There are many instruments the children can try including the tama snare drum, the guitar, the ukulele and the keyboard. Let your child try one and see if it fits him! Encourage them to try and learn while they are young.

NotebookingPages.com Lifetime Membership Review

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We love notebooking so we are grateful for a chance to look through and review the Lifetime Membership from NotebookingPages.com.  Notebooking is a personalized way to create notes using outlines, creative writing and illustrations to remember lessons. The students are not confined to answering worksheets but instead, they can freely express their learnings through different mediums […]

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Buying the Best Cooking Supplies Online

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You can buy pretty much anything you can think of online these days. Cooking supplies are certainly no exception. There are literally thousands of places on the Internet where you will be able to buy just about every type of cooking equipment known to man. However, online stores will tend to vary greatly in the […]

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Choosing a Flower as Gift for a Loved One? Here’s How You Choose!

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This might come as a shocker, but giving flowers isn’t just for men, nor is it only for women to enjoy. Sarcasm aside, choosing a flower as a gift for a loved one, whether it is your husband, your wife, a brother, sister, grandparents, relatives, — even neighbours – is a great idea. Depending on […]

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7 Realities of Homeschooling

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We’ve been homeschooling for the past 6 years now and about to start our 7th year soon. It has been a hard but joyful journey. There has been days that I have felt like giving up but through the grace of the Lord, we’re still continuing our homeschool journey and about to embark on a […]

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