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March 02, 2010


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Brinda Martin

This reminds me of a professor, Mrs. Limper, I had early in college, English 101, I think. She knew the importance of sending and receiving encouragement. As part of her class, we had to send 5 "letters" each week. They were to be directed to other classmates, had to be something positive, and had to go through her for delivery. At first it was fun, then it became more difficult to continually write these "letters". However, as I began receiving my "letters" and began to see how the other students felt and thought about me, the "letters" became more genuine and heartfelt. I still have my "letters". I haven't looked at them is some time but I think I will pull them back out. I remember they gave me confidence,encouragement and helped "fill my cup".

There is a tribe in Africa when studied as to why their teens did not have the same adolescent crisis as the teens in the western world. The elders replied that all the children are raised with all females being Moms and all males being Dads. They feel like the child is an empty cup and when it is filled with love, the child will then be able to give back to the group. (Shorten version)

Thanks for this post.

Susan Turnbull

Great story, John. I created a link to it on my blog, too, with credit to you.

Thank you for sharing it!


John A Warnick

Susan, Id love to follow your blog.  Ive always been a big fan of your work and as you know I used your workbook for creating your own ethical will to assist my father in preserving his story.  Might I ask you to reply to this comment and share with those who follow Seedlings how they can get to your blog.

John A

John A Warnick

Brenda...thanks for sharing the story of Mrs. Limper.  

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