September 6, 2009 3:55am CST
As I was browsing the net, I stumbled upon a blog launching a writing contest. Participants should write about how to care for their family and friends. Winners will be picked by the uniqueness and number of their ideas. And I joined. Please give me feedback. Thank You. Here's my entry: Life is very short to live with regrets. So while there is time left, consume all of it showing our care to our loved ones. For we never know how long we will be with them and how long they will be with us. Do not wait until it's too late. Make a move. Not tomorrow, but today. Here are some ways to show our care for our loved ones: 1. Display of Affection. For example, your mother is very tired from work; why not give her a hug and a kiss... This simple gesture would mean that you know that she's tired and you acknowledge all of her sacrifices. 2. Serve. One way of showing that we care is by serving. In an instance, when your parent is rushing a deadline, why not make her a coffee or give her a massage. 3. Be there. Always be there when they need you. Simply, your presence is enough tho show that you care. 4. Listen. Listening to their perspective, problems, success and the like, shows that you care for what they want to voice out. Sometimes also, all they want is someone who will listen to them. 5. Good Advice. When you think your loved one's life is misleading, give good advice. Do not allow her to cross the wrong way. 6. Support. Support them in any way that you can. This can be morally, financially, etc. 7. Give Compliment. Always give compliment to them in order to show that you appreciate them. 8. Celebrate with them. Celebrate with them whenever they have accomplishment, success, etc. This means that you care for the wellness of their lives. 9. Help. Always be ready to lend a helping hand. 10. Be frank. Tell all the bad things you see in them. Yes, somehow they will get hurt but sooner they will realize that all you want is for them to change. 11. Be Trustworthy. Do not break their trust in you, no matter how long or small that is. It is important that we value their feelings. 12. Good Relationship. Build a good and harmonious relationship with them. Avoid the fights and arguments as possible. Have more patience and understanding. 13.Pray for them. When we truly care for them, we pray for them. We pray for their success, wellness, problems, guidance and blessings. 14. Bring them to God. We bring to God the persons we care for. Because life here on earth is only temporary. Bringing them to God allow them to have eternal life in heaven. 15. Love. The greatest of all is LOVE. For we can not care without love. When we truly love them, all the things written above will easily follow. For LOVE is a COMPLETE PACKAGE. And yes that's it. Actually there are 5 more but I decided not to write all of it. I'm afraid you get bored reading this. But what can you say.... :)
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7 Sep 09
nice ones here.. and welcome to MyLot.. I was being brought here by your referral.. :D BTW, caring for family members is always say easier than done, but I hope to those who have seen your this write up will actually do something to their family if they have not been given lots of care to them. I think we should at the very least have basic understanding, trust and care for our family members, in order for us to care for the outsiders..I used to ask questions pertaining to family background and others, during employment interviews, as then I would like to know if these candidates are at least equip with the basic.. I always believe.. everything start from HOME!
7 Sep 09
I am quite touch by your sentiments on care for your loved ones and friends. Your explainations are somewhat long and too comprehensive. Maybe you should make it more compact and concise. It will make it easier to understand and may even get more response to your discussions. Try to have a topic straight to the point and ask for feedbacks with "What do you think?" or "Did anybody feels the same way too?. This will generate a response to your topics. You are my referral's referral, I thought I better help you out to earn more money. You can pm me if you have any questions. Your topic is more "factual" reading than a discussion. Hope that helps.
8 Sep 09
Hello Grace, I like to join blog contest organize by my blogger friends. But it is so sad to say I never win any of it. All your content here are written in so details. I hope your post will be pick and wish you good luck! Happy Mylotting and hope to see more of your discussion soon and don't forget to participate in my latest discussion, http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2124408.aspx Hope to see your thoughts in my discussion. Thanks in advance!
6 Sep 09
on the side, we know mothers care a lot. Though at times we find older peoples' capabilities by the very caring of a caring mother... There is a saying: "There best be a time when we treat then like the world will treat them..." How does the world treat us? I guess we have to always be willing to give something in return. In fact, if we're not quick to notice, the world may steal from us :) agree?