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Thanks to the Legend of Bagger Vance….My son played with “POOL PUTTING GAME” from Marshalls!

We saw the movie “Legend of Bagger Vance.”   I had purchased a “pool” putter game about a month ago for my son.  But he did not touch it. 

 I tried to play it the other day…but I was ill.  But atleast I tried.  But after he saw the movie,  he changed.  Will Smith has a uncanny soft voice that paired with the beautiful cinematography…cast a lovely spell on me,  my mother and my son.

  The end of the movie moved me to tears…to believe for the impossible and hope to see those lost redeemed. 

 Excellent movie indeed!  Thanks  Will Smith,  it made my day.  Especially when my son went into the back yard early in the morning on Saturday and began teaching himself  how to get the golf ball into the 6 putter plates for an hour. 

He had hit the ball too much and the ball would jump OVER the putter plates.  Then he began to sense the “field” and the flow of the earth and feel his own heart beat in time and then he got his swing!!!! 

 He actually began to hit the ball into the putter plate with the proper angle, speed, and force. 

 The ball actually stayed inside and did not jump up and out like before.  I remembered Will Smith (as Bagger Vance) talking gently to  Matt Damon as Juna..explaining how to find himself in the “field.”  It was wonderful…beautiful,  and made me feel like I had been wanting to speak to my son about his goals and dreams for his life. 

 So I remembering the way Will’s voice soothingly, yet firmly directed him toward his winning shots in the game. 

So either my son ignored me, or he felt that he could relate to that movie.  Wonderful, thanks Will Smith for your great acting style. 

 And thanks Robert Redford for picking a movie to highlight the beauty of golf and the quiet spirit of each of its’ players!

post script….I only paid $5.00 dollars for the “pool putter game”—golf balls and all.–It was originally  $16.00!  WOW!

Till Next Blog….

FOREOROROROROROROROROE!!!!!!

riveroflifelisajoy`~~

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME A SUCCESS!

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

I may not be able to afford certain things like cable tv, or direct tv…but I take my son to the park and help him to train toward tennis scholarships! Also he wants to work on competitive tennis. 
 So I go with him and toss the ball at him fast, slow,  low to the grow and high in the air.  So what am I telling you?  I just try to help as much as I can. 

 

 

Some people like to tell me to stop focusing on my kid so much.  But you know what?   If I do not help him now…he may not be able to support himself or his future wife and kids.  So what is wrong with being there now? 

Oh,  some people have told me…you need to keep yourself happy.  Look,  when I am past the age of 48 that I am now….I would hate to have to look back and see that I did not do all I could to help my child acheive. 

 Hey,  everybody has a diferent reason for what they do in life. 

 I am sitting here blogging….so am I totally consumed with my  son 24 hours a day?????  OF COURSE NOT!  My son plays tennis with other people.  I do not actually play the game. 

I am there to help him to stay focused on the actual training. 

 How do you think Tiger Woods and Venus and Serena made it to the top of their sports and careers?

The parents helped those kids stay focused and  become the men and women that they are today. 

Last week ( at the Kids Day in Queens of the USOPEN)   Serena won $15,000.00 for  a charity that she began her own name…to give back to the community. 

 So all of the effort that  the father of Venus and Serena Williams (Tennis Champions)  placed and focused on helping the two young ladies paid off and it now helps others!

—–  So when my son  gets up to play…I am about 200 to 300 feet away from him.  I also am either shopping, or checking in on my mother…reading a newspaper,  or talking to other parents. 

 My son has to come to his own conclusions about his goals and dreams.

  I AM ONLY A FACILITATOR!!!!!

I drive my son to the golf course in Dyker Brooklyn to the children’s golf course.  I take him to the SPORTS AUTHORITY  look at tennis rackets,  tennis clothing,  golf clubs,  etc.  I take him to Barns and Nobles for books for school,  and reading material.  I drive him to competitions,  and to coaching lessons.  But  the rest is up to him.

So is that wrong?   Hey,  look,  my child did not ask to be born.  My child was a WANTED CHILD!~  I was legally married to my husband for 5 years before I finally got pregnant. 

I have not had any other pregnancies,  or any other husbands.  Soooo for me to sacrifice….is absolutely nothing.  My child  could not raise himself. 

 When you have a child you have to consider atleast….20 years or so to help him or her get educated,  have food,  shelter,  training how to live in this life,  and be able to get a job or career. 

 So for me it will not be the EMPTY NEST SYNDROME….it will be happiness that I gave as much as I could to help someone to accomplish his goals. 

 If he turns around and changes his mind about his goals,  and throws it all away…he cannot blame me.—for I have given all of myself to him to become a man… of stature and respect. 

 If he turns his back on whatever ideals and concepts that have been carefully taught   to  him….I will bare no shame in this….it will be his  choice as a man. 

But if I turn away now…as he just enters  his 10th grade in highschool and is finishing his 15th year of life…then I will be to blame.

My selfishness will begin later.  So right now…I enjoy blogging!  Is there anything wrong with that?  I am on vacation…when I express my views here with you.

So that is why I challenge all of us parents…focus on HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME A SUCCESS…YOU WILL NOT REGRET HONEST HARD WORK….AND PURE LOVE GIVEN TO YOUR CHILDREN.

Remember..even Vice President  hopeful Elect Palin has 5 children  and her oldest daughter who is 17 is pregnant according to the news reports on 1010 Wins and AOL NEWS MEDIA,  she fully supports them in all that they do. She supports her 17 year old daughter in her goals for herself and soon to be new family.

 

 The most important thing is keeping an OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILDREN.  NO MATTER WHAT! 

That will mean your children should come to you with whatever the  condition is.

  It is not easy to do that.  I know.  I am a single parent. 

 I want the best for my son…but I also know that no one’s kid is an angel.  So pray with your kids, and love them…just as the Lord above loves you and forgives you of all your mistakes daily….correct?

Remember no one is perfect,  and  everyone makes mistakes. 

Love your kids….love yourself and don’t be too hard on your kids or yourself. 

 You and your family will live happier,  and longer lives.  TOGETHER!!!

till next blog….

RIVEROFLIFELISAJOY!~

GOLF AND BLACK TEENAGERS…..THINK SCHOLARSHIPS PEOPLE….THINK SCHOLARSHIPS!

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

THE NYC PARKS DEPT.  HAS A GREAT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN UP TO AGE 17!

 

 

 

My son was in a 4 week program.  He loved it and he won a hat from the AMERICAN GOLF ASSOCIATION! 

TIGER WOODS HERE WE COME!

THERE IS A GOLF COURSE FOR KIDS IN DYKER BROOKLYN.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

GET INVOLVED…AND GET YOUR TEENAGERS INVOLVED.

COLLEGE IS A STONE’S THROW AWAY.

MY SON LOVES IT.

PLUS HE PLAYS TENNIS.

THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM FOR EVERYBODY!

CA’MON PARENTS…

HEY…YOU  NEVER KNOW….

PROMOTE POSITIVE LIFE STYLES AND HEALTHY

LIVING ….IT STARTS YOUNG AND FOLLOWS

YOUR CHILD THROUGH LIFE!

ALL PROGRAMS FROM THE NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT ARE FREE!

CHECK IT OUT!

OF COURSE,  EVERY SPORT IS NOT FOR EVERY BODY…BUT GIVE IT A TRY!

…TILL NEXT BLOG…RIVEOFLIFELISAJOY!