Each week I read a chapter in the book 50 Truths Worth Knowing and I create a card based on that story. Before you read further, let me warn you... I really stretched my interpretation this week.
Hugh was a young boy in 1961 and that was the year that his dad taught him a valuable lesson.
His dad was reading the newspaper one Saturday morning when Hugh and his brother ran into the kitchen - he used the word "raced". They were on a mission. One gathered the spoons from the drawer and the glasses from the cupboard while the other one got the milk and syrup out of the refrigerator. They quickly prepared their glasses of chocolate milk and downed them in "mere seconds."
Unbeknownst to the boys, their dad was watching all of this.
Then dad - quietly, calmly said, "Cn I ask you guys something?" When they nodded their heads yes, he asked, "Did you guys even taste the milk?"
What followed was the valuable lesson. "Always remember to taste the chocolate milk." What dad was really telling them was to savor life. To experience the present and not just rush through it. To learn to enjoy what they have. Savor the sweetness of the world. Taste the chocolate milk.
Now, I know my card doesn't feature chocolate milk. Truthfully, I don't have any stamps that depict that. But it does show my favorite beverage - iced tea. And too often I'm guzzling my tea and not even taking time to taste it. So, I too, can learn from Hugh's dad. To paraphrase his words, I should remind myself to taste the iced tea.
This card is also my card for the Challenge Your Stash group. Suzy has challenged us to make a card that features our favorite beverage.
And this card is my card for the 5th day of my personal 7-day Challenge to use previously uninked stamps to create cards/projects.
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Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 7:05 AM
Oh, Jeanette, what a wonderful story (especially since my dad's name was Hugh). How touching to read about a dad who was teaching his sons to slow down and savor the beverage, and I sure know I need a lot more of that myself. I too love tea and especially love hot tea. What a wonderful card, and I love the idea of challenging yourself to use previously uninked stamps. I sure have plenty of them. Thanks for sharing this lovely card and story! Hugs!