Julio Pena and his wife have four daughters, but when he found out he was finally going to have a baby boy, it was all too much for him. Pena, 38, of Mastic Beach, N.Y., got the news at a gender reveal party for his fifth child on Jan. 17.
What a great way to remember a year and to make sure you will always remember the small things that happen to you during the year. Keep a jar for each person in the family or one big one for the whole family available for easy insertion of notes. When something good happens, good grades, births, graduation, weddings, things you are thankful for etc write about them on a note and insert them into a jar. The following new years eve take time to reflect on what has happen the previous year. Make it a tradition to do with your family.
I love the thought of past and future when you talk about lessons because that’s what I believe life is about – Lessons. We learn lessons everyday, some hard and some so small we barely notice. We make decisions and then the outcomes reflect a positive or negative experience. Our brains seem to be hard wired to remember those end results and we should make better decisions in future situations. It is for those destined to repeat those lessons that did not learn from them the first times.
I have always believed that life is like this very long road. This road has many forks in it that represent decisions we must make. One of the roads from this fork is a straight shot with no ups and dons and no obstacles. The other fork leads to mountains and hills, streams and rivers that we must cross. Either path comes to the same main road that we call life.
Destinies happen on the main road like marriage, birth of a child and sadly death but it is up to us to make the right decisions and learn from the outcomes both good and bad. If we do not learn from them then we are destined to repeat the vicious cycle until we learn from them.