Monday, January 28, 2013

Call Me Old-Fashioned

Call me old-fashioned but I believe:


If we look hard enough, there is some sort of good that can be found in almost every person.

We are not born with hatred toward others.  It is taught.

In living the golden rule.

Technology isn't everything.

Parents should love and care for their children no matter how they turn out or who they turn into.

Marriage is a sacred commitment.

Laughter has healing powers.

We don't have to agree with everything a person does to be friends with them.

Every person, no matter how small, or different, has immense value.

A phone call, letter, or visit is more meaningful than a text message.

Sometimes we just need to turn off all the distractions and think.

We don't have to be popular to be happy.

There are no coincidences.

God created us for a purpose.  We just have to find it.


Sorry this is kind of random.  I've just had a lot on my mind lately.  What kind of old-fashioned principles do you believe in?  Leave a comment below if you like!  Well, have a great Monday!


Make yourself at home and stick around for awhile!

57 comments:

  1. This post is so true. Sometimes it is hard to see the good in people and things. Especially when we are down. I have been struggling the last couple days myself. Thanks for this posting!
    Tabby
    http://www.shoppingwives.com

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    1. As my sweet grandma taught me, you just have to keep lookin' up! Thanks for commenting :0)

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  2. Hi Rachel! So glad to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Returning the add on G+ and GFC. You have such a cute blog, love it, can't wait to read more! ~ Paula
    callmepmc@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much Paula! It means a lot because I am so new at this. Glad you like it and thanks for following back! :0)

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  3. Such great principles! I'm a new follower from the Mom's Monday Mingle.

    Mommy's Firsts
    http://www.mommysfirsts.com

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    1. Thanks for the follow! I followed you back :0)

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  4. I must be old fashion too, because I agree with all your points!

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    1. It is so encouraging to know that I am not the only one :0) Thanks for the comment!

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  5. I was raised to have manners and the one thing that truly comes to mind is to treat other the way you would want to be treated, because I do still do this daily. By the way, thnk you for stopping by my blog and sp very happy to return the favor!! :)

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    1. I was raised that way too. It's such a simple rule, but also a powerful one! Thanks for following back :0)

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  6. I agree about letters and phone calls instead of text messages. I love getting and writing letters :) Thanks for the follow, followed you back!

    http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Yeah texting just kind of bugs me. It's so impersonal.

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  7. Returning the love from Life with Moore Babies! I agree with all you have posted, and I have three kitties of my own!

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    1. Thank you! Awesome :0) I bet they are adorable!

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  8. Hi Rachael, it's Anne from Life on the Funnt Farm, and I'm following you back.
    What a great list!
    Love it...

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    1. Thanks for following back! I LOVE your blog :0)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you and look forward to reading your past posts. I love the list you put together - I am old fashioned if believing those things equals old fashioned!

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    1. Yeah, some of them may not be that old-fashioned, but it sometimes seems like a lot of them have gone out of style. Thanks for the follow back. I appreciate it!

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  11. Hey Rachael thanks for stopping by The TT Diaries. I really agree with you on many of the points you made. Everybody no matter how small does have worth.

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  12. If you've many of my blogs, then you know I have a lot of old fashioned beliefs as well. ;) I believe in marriage and the commitments through it all. I also believe in kids having respect for elders.

    Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting and following me today. :)

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    1. Thank you for the follow back!! That's another thing I believe in too. I'm only 20 year old, but it makes me absolutely sick when I see kids disrespect their parents and elders. And marriage is just so very sacred and not to be taken lightly. Thank you again :0)

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  13. Hi! Your blog's name is super cute! Following you now.

    xo
    Javeriya @Believe&Inspire

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    1. Thanks! The name was my fiance's idea!

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  14. Firm believer in there are no coincidences! Following you back via GFC, networked blog and liked your Fb page--I think it will show up under the name marcia Doyle. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Totally agree about the texting thing! Same goes with Facebook comments. When I had my baby, over 30 people liked/commented on my FB status but only 2 or 3 people besides my immediate family actually came to see me. For some reason, people think FB can replace real contact.
    FB is good for one thing though...getting your blog going. So check out my page - http://www.facebook.com/countmyblessings1
    I found you on the Monday Mingle.

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    1. I'm following you on Facebook! Thanks for the follow :0) Yeah, I agree with you about Facebook. It's just not always good for people...

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  16. Looks like we have a lot in common. We think alike! I'm a cat lover too! Thanks for following me. I'm following you now too!

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    1. Hi Sylvia, thank you so very much for following us back! Cats are just great aren't they? :0)

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  17. Hi, Rachael! Thanks for following Shona Skye Creations! I'm following you back via GFC. LOVE your fur-babies!!

    Have a great day!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kristy! Glad to follow your blog :0)

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  18. Rachael,

    Wonderful virtues to live by. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for linking up via the blog world. Nice to meet you and hopefully we can stay in touch.

    God Bless,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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    1. Hello Monica, thanks for returning the favor!

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  19. Love this I have been married for 15 years and this speaks to me

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    1. I'm really happy you like this! Thanks for stopping by :0)

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  20. I agree with everything completely! I've just been pondering what kind of world it would be if everyone raised their children to believe along those same lines. If we tell our children it is a beautiful, loving, supportive world they'll grow up believing it!
    Lovely post. Lovely blog! Thank you for visiting mine!

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    1. Yeah, the world would be a much happier place, that's for sure!

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  21. So true. New follower and thank you for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate it very much :0)

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  22. A kindred spirit!! I am "old-Fashioned" myself and proud of it! Thanks so much for dropping by and I am glad I am returning the visit:)
    I am not following via GFC and google +:) (on my way to your Facebook page)

    I would love to invite you to share any of your favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop (goes live on Thursdays at 7pm:)
    and if you get a chance come on over and join Lets Get Social Sunday and link up all your social sites and your blog to meet some new friends (and gain more followers)
    Here's the link for last Sunday's social:
    http://www.myturnforus.com/2013/01/lets-get-social-5.html
    Hope to see you there:)

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    1. Thank you much! I will check it out :0) And thanks a million for following!

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  23. Amen! Following back from The Wild and Wonderful World of Gingerssnaps! Congrats on engagement, house, and moving(blek!)

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    1. Hi, I love the name of your blog, so cute! And thanks very much for following back!

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  24. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now too. Yes what great thoughts, to not get bogged down in negativity about other people. Also I am so pleased I don't have a smart phone so don't have to obsessively check for texts and keep in touch 24/7.

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    1. Yeah, it's nice. I don't have one either :0) Thanks for coming by to follow me!

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  25. This is a great post. I do agree about the marriage. I have been married for three years now and for me, marriage is forever :) Thanks for stopping by at The Pink Momma :)

    Anne

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    1. Yes I totally agree! Marriage is meant to last forever. And I hate to hear all the statistics about divorce, getting higher everyday.. Thanks for following us and I hope you'll stick around so we can get to know each other better!

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  26. Welcome to the blog world! Great post! Totally agree! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog! Hope you have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  27. Following you back! I love this post. It is so true, I believe people aren't bad, they might make poor decisions but there is good in everyone.
    XO,
    Whitney

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    1. Yeah, ever since I was a child, I have always tried to live by this priciple! If we see only the bad in people, we'll see only the bad in everything! Thanks for coming by and following! It means a lot :0)

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  28. I love old fashioned values.. My grandparents set such a wonderful example and I love hearing stories about how they were brought up. Its so hard in this day and age but I think its really important for us to try and teach our children those values too. I really hope I am doing a good job with this.

    I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!

    I look forward to reading more!

    Aanika

    www.theactivemum.com

    Xx

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  29. Following you back from Fun-A-Day (http://grok78.wordpress.com)! :) Love, love, love this post. You are so true!

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  30. I really like this post and it's not random, but real.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today, returning the favor. Glad for you that your numbers have doubled. Yay!!!

    xoxo tiffani
    www.tiffanigoff.com

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