Totally Tickled — 12 Comments

  1. Love this distinction. So fun and great advice! I guess the only “tickle” about your father’s concern was that he regarded you both as too young to handle responsibility–at 55 and 65!!!!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Kathy. Love hearing from you. Yes, some dads, like mine, see their daughters as little girls no matter what their age!

  3. How wonderful Karen, That’s what it’s all about, encouraging each other, we all want to be; “Totally Tickled” more often. God bless you

  4. Loved the post, Karen! I was reading your post, thinking smugly that I am actually getting better at this with age (holding my tongue and being happy for their choices)UNTIL….I read the thing that I dread the most: having a son-in-law move my girls and grandbabies out of San Antonio (where they live just ten minutes away.) I felt my blood pressure zoom at that! That would be ultimate test for me. If or when it happens, I want to remember this advice!

    • It happened to me. Twelve years ago my daughter and son-in-law moved with their five children to Ohio from California. I cried buckets! But when I see how they have flourished I have to say I’m ‘tickled’ for them. I visit at least once every summer and we text and talk often.

  5. Thanks for the reminder, Karen. We help people (including ourselves!) when we support each other. I’ve been working on this for some time, and hope that I’m “tickled” more often than “ticked” at people, both friends/family and strangers.

    Thanks for the great post!

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