Archive for May 10th, 2021

May 10, 2021

Stand up men and boys, there’s a Woman approaching:

by Rod Smith

Deep within her person, soul, bosom is the power to nurture, inspire, dream, and bring beautiful and magnificent dreams and plans to fruition. Listen to her voice. Listen and hear what she’s saying and what she is not saying. She has intuition – hindsight, insight, foresight. If you embrace and respect her intuition and allow it to shape and challenge your thinking, you will be wiser for it. You will save yourself considerable conflict, anguish, error, and money.

If you have the guts, backbone, wisdom to offer her unstrained equality, undiluted mutuality, pure respect – all of which God already affords every woman – it is you who will be enriched. It is you who will benefit. It is you who will find yourself more complete. And, when you develop the necessary fortitude to respect all women everywhere, you will find a place of growth and understanding that courageous, insightful men have always known, have always found safety and retreat.

Get out of her way and remove your petty prejudices harbored so long and she will shape a nation, nurture leaders, lead a nation, turn a profit, feed a community, and, if you are available for it, she will teach you to love.

May 10, 2021

Conversation starters for parents of young adults

by Rod Smith
  • As much as I am able you have my absolute and complete forgiveness for anything and everything you may have ever done or considered harmful or hurtful or painful to me. As I learn more about forgiveness I will take it to new levels with you whether you are aware of it or not.
  • You are free to love anyone you choose in a mutual, equal, adult relationship. I give you my full backing and support. As you develop your most important relationships I will be very willing to also learn to love the people you love.
  • People in families have odd ways of holding each other back. It is often done in the name of love. Where you think I may be doing this to you, tell me so I can stop it. I want to clear the way for your greatness, not be a stumbling block in your path.
  • You are at least ten generations in the making. These short years I have had to parent you are powerful but not nearly sufficient to unearth all the gold within you. That takes a life-time of discovery which I hope you will enjoy. Even the rough parts of our unique histories can become incredible strengths.