What has happened to communication…it is not getting better

  What has happened to communication these days…..we go from this

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Landlines at home and you have a answering machine…to beepers to cell phones on the go that have to stay charged and near you at all times… 

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 Simplified word and game processing to worrying about viruses on your operating system from the internet…..

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   Listening to the same great song over and over every time you start the car….to cleaning a shiny piece of plastic that gets scratched when you play the same song over and over…

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Parent teacher conferences in person to email me and I will get back to you…….

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 Listening to a radio program to watching the first color program to breaking the bank on buying expensive screens to watch TV as a luxury…..

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  Big Speaker radios to dance in the club or your house with records playing on the record player to I don’t want to be bothered with your music, so I am putting my headphones on….

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Family dinners at 6pm every night where the family talks about their day to people eating alone with their cell phone in hand and distancing themselves from everyone….

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to having sex without dating what happened to courting someone and getting to know them…really?

    I am talking about communication because I am an old-school soul.  I loved living the simple life where kids played outside with their imagination until the street light came on.  Now it seems, since technology has taken over every kid growing up now has to have a phone, big television or the latest gaming system to preoccupy their mind from being creative with their time.  There are way too many conveniences and it causes alot of anxiety and depression not only for those who are baby-boomers but the teens who are pressured by what they see on you-tube and television programs these days that provide a false sense of reality for them.  Being rich doesn’t come from living in Beverly Hills, you have to work for it, having designer clothes are not supposed to make you feel more important than everyone else..you are paying for the name on a plain shirt. Teens and most adults don’t realize these things because of the songs that get sang and the shows that create a false message about how the world really works.  People since technology, have decided to communicate through towers instead of face to face.  Families are not the same anymore with dinners and conversation, teens are eating in their rooms or worse skipping meals.  Communication is a must-have in any relationship from parent to child, husband to wife, sister to brother and friend to friend…we have to get back to the old days when we all knew each other better by sitting our techs down and speaking from the heart.  

This clip is from my favorite Christmas movie…when times were simpler.

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Driving with safety first…2 down 1 to go!!

  When your teens reach that age where it is time to let them mingle with the rest of the world, it can be a little scary for most parents😮….but for me…Nope.

   I couldn’t wait to get my teens out there experiencing the world but they have to be comfortable doing it on their own first then you push them out the nest…so on that note, I will tell you what I am most proud of right now…My teens are driving!!

   First came my oldest son 👨‍💼Brian Jr. who is almost 21 years old-he got his license at 16 years old. Second my daughter 👸Briana who has her permit at 15 years old and will be getting her license in December and my youngest son 👦Devon who is almost 19 years old is in the process of getting his permit. He was delayed in getting his license because of the Special Education program which doesn’t allow for him to take drivers Ed. online …which I thought was ridiculous. 

   Two years ago, when Jr. started driving I came up with a way to ensure that my teens practiced safety everytime they got in the car. Of course, it is pure coincidence that our name is Smith and it helps them remember this before they pull out the driveway…

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 S.M.I.T.H is our way of making sure that our teens know what is important to check when driving a car every time. 

  Along with the S.M.I.T.H, we make sure to teach our teens about distractions behind the wheel, like the radio, eating food, friends and most importantly texting or looking at your phone while driving…anything could jump out of nowhere and cause many casualties.  

Year one rule: No radio use during driving. Always tell us where you are going and text when you get there.  When you are leaving text us to let us know when you are coming back. 

   Teach your teens about the responsibility that comes with the keep of the car such as gas, insurance, registrations, keeping license current and most importantly what to do if they are involved in an accident.

  I know this is alot but teens have to realize they need to get a job and take the next step in being responsible for being an adult. 

 

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Under Pressure….It isn’t easy being a Rays player

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Tropicana Field located in St. Petersburg, Florida is home to our own Tampa Bay Rays!!

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Our starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays: Ji-Man Choi, Kevin Kiermaier, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, Daniel Robertson, Tommy Pham, Guillermo Heredio and Austin Meadows

Pitcher Tyler Glassman was 4-0 until last night when he was pulled from game 22 against Boston Red Sox after pitching his limit.  It was devastating to the Tampa fans that we would pull our best pitcher out after losing 3 consecutive games in a row. This game was lost by 1 point.

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Catchers Mike Zinino and Fernando Perez:

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Recommended movie for this week……

My friend and I saw this movie last friday and it was opening weekend. This movie grossed 15.5 million$  last weekend taking second over Hellboy which came in third to Shazaam which was 1st. This movie was written by a 14- year old star who is known as the youngest in Hollywood history. Her name is Marsai Martin and her movie is “Little

This movie was hilarious and is a must see!!! It was inspired by the classic “Big” starring Tom Hanks.

If you live in Lakeland Florida, stop by Cobb Theatres for their award-winning Funnel cakes, Smoothies and fresh popcorn with an ice cold drink!!

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