Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

Packing Your Suitcase

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 7:07 PM
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  • Great blog as always Bonnie. Thank you for a wonderful start to the week.

    It is not what you have in the bag, it is what you choose to do with it. Regardless of labels and contents, the "bag" always says something about the owner and who that person is. Funny how the bag with the gorilla always seemed to survive. I guess the harder you jump, the stronger you become. God can only give you the tools---what you decide to do with them is up to you.

    Have a great week. Thanks for your words as always.

    -- Posted by OpinionMissy on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 7:55 AM
  • Great story Bonnie. I don't have baggage I carry around any more, got rid of it years ago. Now about the only thing I like to carry in my suitcase besides clothes is my knitting needles so I can still do a little poking.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 9:39 AM
  • Thank you Missy.

    MsM: we have all felt those pokes.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 9:41 AM
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    I'll be ready to go. I can admit I have baggage, but I'll be ready to leave it behind. I will leave behind children and grandchildren and family/friends who knew I loved them with all my heart. No worries

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 9:51 AM
  • There can be constructive pokes to get someone motivated especially with children as long as its not criticism.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 10:15 AM
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    I haven't felt constructive pokes from your direction MsM, frankly. More goading, and well.... just pokey, seeking attention. And I absolutely wish I would not say this, but, oh well.

    Children don't need poked, they need constructive guideance and positive examples.

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 10:53 AM
  • Whatever Jessie, Your right to your opinion.

    I have raised many children, including some that didn't belong to me. I have had teacher's tell me what ever I am doing with my kids, keep doing it.

    My kids got poked with constructive choices to choose which is the best choice to make. It worked out good. None of my kids have been in trouble, one works for medicaid and another is an officer in the Army National Guard. Another one has had the same job for the past 10 years.

    Here's an example of one of my pokes when my kids were still in school. To get them out of bed in the morning, I would put a song on the stereo and sing along with it as loud as I could sing. Worked every time I needed them out of bed, and they weren't late for school. It was fun for me and for them. They would laugh about my singing and the song I picked...

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 11:28 AM
  • don't feed the bears and most importantly, don't throw stones from glass houses.

    -- Posted by MrMister on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 9:12 PM
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