Teaching Seth the 90/10 Rule

Teaching Seth the 90/10 Rule

I count my blessings every day. Michael did a great job raising Seth and leaving me with a great child.   I tell Seth all of the time “You are a great kid!” 

My son is kind, considerate, well mannered, a good student and a great friend.  

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Just recently, Seth was nominated for a leadership program through our community.  Once nominated, he had to apply for the program.   Only 45 Sophomore and Junior area high school students are chosen for this program.  We just recently found out that Seth was accepted.  I really couldn’t be any prouder of him. 

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I try to teach this amazing young man as many life lessons as I can.  In one of our recent conversations I was sharing with him how excited I am for him and all that he is doing and I told him that I was glad that he chose this path. I started to explain the 90/10 rule.  I told Seth life if truly 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.  I went on to say that he had a choice when his dad died.  He could have used his dad’s death as a crutch to withdraw and do poorly in school and no one would have blamed him.  He suffered one of the biggest blows that life could have thrown him. I explained that God has given us free will to choose a path.   Seth has chosen to honor his dad with everything that he does.  He has chosen to succeed and live the life his dad would have always wanted for him.  

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A wise woman shared some advice with Michael and I while I was pregnant.  She said “this child of yours is an open book and you are the ones that fill the pages.”   This is something I will remember forever.  I feel that Michael filled Seth life with some incredible pages and its my job to carry on and to continue filling Seth’s pages with faith, love and hope. 

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