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August 23, 2011

in the generous life

© Agency | Dreamstime.comThe other night my son wasn’t home by midnight.  Not too much of a concern.  He is 20 and he’s more responsible and safe than most folks I know, but it was a bit out of the ordinary for him, so I … worried.  Yes, I did. (No, this is not another post about trusting God, I’m still on the journey there.)  Thankfully he did shortly text and we knew he was fine and so we headed off to bed. (Yes, we are night owls.)

This incident brought to mind how much my husband, son and I share our lives and are generally considerate of each other when it comes to communicating where we are and what we’re doing.  We don’t see it as an imposition, just something that you do to be thoughtful because we share the same house and we love each other.

I encourage y’all to do likewise.  Communicate your whereabouts as best you can.  Share because it’s fun to share with your sweetie and share because it is the kind, considerate thing to do.

Communication works for those who work at it.  John Powell

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Be generous!  Lori <><

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reinamara August 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

I have ALWAYS been one to encourage that form of communication. Even when I was in high school and would go out with friends (which wasn’t often, i was such a home-body) but i would call to check in with my parents.
My friends would always tease me and sometimes even say it was controlling of my parents to wanna hear from me, but i always understood why. The courtesy of it was what i understood. They trusted me, but just wanted to be sure that i was okay.
Now, my husband and i try to always keep in touch whenever we are apart. It’s a “Generous” thing to do ;-)


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