I would like to support the new Daily Blogging Theme of Wisdom Wednesday, as an occasional alternate to Wordless Wednesday. Thanks to Thomas at GeneaBlogers for sharing this new theme from Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman of the On a flesh and bone foundation: An Irish History.
I'll start off with a pretty simple story, but no less significant, for me. My Dad never offered a whole bunch of "advise" - so when he did, I tended to listen.
Out on the farm, home from college one weekend, late Freshman year, as I recall, I must have been complaining about a Chemistry class. I loved math and physics; I was a good student, and liked most classes. Chemistry and I, however, never got along very well, even in High School. His advise, "You have to be there anyway, right? It is required? If you have to be there anyway, you might as well do your very best at whatever it is!" Simple, and to the point. Thanks, Dad! ;-)
Over the ensuing 50 or so years, I suppose I've shared that advise with a hundred others, or more, mostly students of mine, of various stripes, when they were discouraged. It always seemed to have a very positive ring, in any environment.
Families are Forever! ;-)