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Saturday, May 08, 2010

I was invited to a WISDOM PARTY by a fellow girlfriend. Her daughter is turning 21, May 12th and she wanted several different women to impart nuggets of wisdom into her daughter. We were all given a different subject to speak about such as Creativity, Regrets, Forgiveness, Family, Individuality, Order, Compromise, Credit Worthiness, Abuse, Settling, Staying Focused, and many more that I can't recall right now. My topic was Children. Her mother told me she wanted me to speak to her daughter about this topic because she has always been impressed by the relationship that I have with my 2 daughters and the closeness we share.
Everyone was asked to wear all white and there were a few prizes to be won. The food was light, yet very tasty. It reminded be much of an afternoon tea party. Not only did I learn something from each woman that spoke but I thought what a grand idea to do the same for my grand-daughter when she turns 21. The wisdom that was spoken, was stuff that every women needs to hear long before they make bad decisions. There was stuff said that I thought to myself I wish I had known that long before now. Many of the speeches were the person's own testimony and sometimes they were funny, but all had a message to be heard.
So everybody whether you're invited to such a party or not please take the time to impart some knowledge into some young person. As most of us know they don't always hear their parents. I'm of a firm belief that it does take a village to raise a child.
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    I'm so glad I read this blog--love it and the idea behind it too! thanks for sharing
    2903 days ago
  • PHILISE2005
    Sounds like that was a really great party! Thank God for wisdom!
    2906 days ago
    Great idea.
    2907 days ago
    That's beautiful. On my fortieth birthday I had four friends over for a 'Four Tea Party' and we shared forty things I have learned. It was fun to hear and share that some of the things I went through or was going through were unique, but mostly that I wasn't alone. It's important to share wisdom among others. What a wonderful way to celebrate one's special day.
    2907 days ago
    Because I have only one child, it seems as if kids where always at my house. Even now, my son is 25 and everyday there is some kids at my house. My be it's the home made cookies.

    I have a similar party for young girls and boys ages 10-18 every summer. I ask 19 and up young adults to share their live stories along with myself and husband.

    We touch on letting go. The kids can bring something that they'd like to release from their live and burn it in the pit. Religion, Charity, College Life, Loving Yourself, Sex, Sports, Politics and Respectful.

    It is truly amazing how many of our children really don't have anyone to talk to or ask question. When I was a kid, I had a host of friends and parents that I could talk with.

    My husband and I have three simply house rules:

    1. We must meet your parents for you to stop by
    2. What's said here, stays here
    3. If we think your parents need to know something, we will all sit down and talk it out.

    My mother said "Each One, Reach One"

    2907 days ago
  • HEATHER1969
    Loved this ... what a great idea!
    2907 days ago
    What a great idea.......very guide the young one..
    Have a lovely Mothers Day. emoticon emoticon
    2907 days ago
    emoticon Awesome, I really like this!
    2907 days ago
    What a wonderful idea. We all have done things in our life that we know we might not have done if someone would have told us before.
    Glad to hear you had a great time.
    Happy Mother's Day.
    2907 days ago
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