Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Helping Hand

We lead our children by example.  Much to our surprise, (and horror), we hear them repeating the things we've said.  We see them doing the things we do.  They watch us when we are rude to that salesclerk, when we flip off the guy who cut us off, when we say rude things to our spouse, when we complain about... everything.

Let's teach something else.  Let's teach them about generosity.  Let's teach them about lending a helping hand, no matter how small.  Let's teach them that little acts of kindness are a big deal to those who receive them.  Let's teach them that one person CAN make a difference.

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2 comments:

Mary said...

What a wonderful thing that person is organizing. I wish her much success!

I tried to teach my son that little acts of kindness are a good thing to do. His little daycare friend cut his toe off in the shower last Sunday. I'm not sure how it happened but it was from the shower door. He has been out all week as he has to stay off his foot. I bought a get well card, had Thomas sign his name and trace his hand. We put a sheet of stickers in it and I let Thomas pick out some silly bands from my secret stash to give him. Then we put it in the mail.

I hope he's not too little to learn that these kinds of gestures mean the world to people!

Feather said...

ahhh, that amber! what a great organization.