Have a happy and wonderful new year in 2018!
Happy New Year to my blog readers. Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.
I will get on a regular blogging post habit for this year. I just have been so busy. If you would like to see a certain series on my blog then please send me a message or comment it below.
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I have a couple different posts for the letter J in the A to Z Challenge. So I will post this one about using my blog to journal about my kids and save the Judging post for later or even a bonus post. So here is my post for the letter J.
Why am I blogging about my kids on my blog? That is a simple answer to me. It is because my kids are a big part of my life right now as well as my wife. This again is why I named my blog as ‘Life of a Busy Dad”. I am using my blog kind of like a hand written journal. This is a way my kids will be able to go back to my blog and read it. I thought I might also print my blog out and turn it into a personal book for each of my kids.
Another reason I blog about my kids is that I will always have a never-ending resource of posts for it. If you have any young kids, then you will know this first hand. They are very active and full of life. Plus I like sharing things my kids do or are doing right now.
It will also give me a platform to improve my writing and communication skills as well as how to communicate my thoughts to others. This is a big deal since this is my weakness. If I get to a point where I start a podcast on my blog, then this will help me to do public speaking. Great things you need to be successful in life and in your work place.
Why did you start blogging on your site? Why did you use that name for your blog? Are you looking to use your blog to help in your daily writing or communications skills? Please leave your comments below.
This article was written in 12/28/2011 on my other blog http://www.fatherof4.com.
The Daily Post post a day has the following question.
Are you good to people you don’t know? How, when and why (or why not)?
I try to be nice and polite to people I don’t know all of the time. You never know when the kindness will be returned to you when you are in need of help.
It is part of my character to be this way and it is how I’m raising my kids to be as well. There is enough selfishness out there in the world and not enough kind, helpful people.
It is more interesting to see how people react to you after being kind and helpful to them. Some people are so grateful for the help and sometimes offer things in return like money or coffee. Which majority of the time I decline to take anything from them.
There are other people that you are kind to that act hostile towards you. They are the people that don’t believe kindness comes free and that you want something like money from them for helping them or have too much pride to except the kindness of strangers.
Here is one of my favorite scriptures from the Bible.
New International Version (NIV) from http://www.biblegateway.com
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”