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    Sharing advice and experience with the younger folks

    My granddaughter is four and my grandson is two. I am so looking forward to sharing in their lives for the rest of my life, and teaching them things and sharing life's wisdom. Sharing these things, however, need not be restricted to family. Case in point:

    This morning after church services I found myself beside a husky lad of 35 whom I had not met before. He reached for something on the table in front of us and said, "Ouch!" while grabbing at his back. I engaged him in conversation and discovered that it was an ongoing problem from an injury he received in college football when a linebacker made a spearing tackle on him. He said it was a source of pain and problems for him.

    I introduced myself and during our conversation told him to discuss it when he visits his primary care physician next month (see what you can learn while conversing with a new friend?) and insist on getting an appointment with a specialist. I shared how, between myself and my peers of our age group, life has taught us that these kinds of things do not get better on their own and that they will only get worse, especially when they've been a problem since college days.

    I also added that I'm a melanoma survivor, and that at his age and being single (no wife to look for signs of skin cancer where he can't see) he should start seeing a dermatologist.

    Long story short, I was given an opportunity to share some my life's experiences with him and pass on some hard-learned advice and lessons. He thanked me, and we parted as friends.

    I hope. I tried, real hard, not to preach at him; he'd already heard the pastor's sermon for the day.

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    I just got off the phone with our oldest Grandson he will be 20 in Feb. I have tried to teach him right, how to shoot & when, about fishing & driving. He is a good boy & I am very proud of him.
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    Well, I just got back from spending a week in Portland Texas doing disaster relief with a group of 150 middle school & high school aged kids. ( and survived !)
    Every time I go on one of these trips I'm reminded there are some really good youngsters growing up and planning to do their best to make this world a better place. Unfortunately they're not the ones who make the news. One team worked on home repairs of a semi-invalid lady who basically had been confined to one room since Hurricane Harvey hit 2 years ago!

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    Everything (almost) my parents and grandfather told me went right over my head. Now I find myself telling the young'uns almost verbatim what I was told when their age!

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    We don't know what we don't know until we know it; as a young gun myself thanks for sharing your wisdom and life experiences.
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    I agree with taking care of yourself,would I trade one second for all the fun I had with sports and working hard,nope! Kind of hard now that I coach. I tell them if you are hurt take time off to heal. My boys tell me with my arthritis in my knees and back i couldn't sneak up on Helen Keller!
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    You are very correct sir... Life is who / how many we can help walk in the right direction and not have to suffer all the hard that comes with being on a path of destruction. Not everyone desires help even to fix a flat tire using the safe tools.
    But I do know my life has been made much more enjoyable through the help of many who took the time to be a friend and give right advice.
    Mike in Peru God Bless you.


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