Friday, October 02, 2009
As adults, we often think of ourselves as examples for children, but we are also examples for each other. Every act of courage-whether saving a life, starting a new job, or recovering from an addiction-inspires others. Every act of love-from a generous donation of time or money to a simple kind word-encourages more of the same.
We can sow the seeds of love, courage, peacefulness, generosity, tolerance, compassion, hope, honesty, forgiveness, and joy. We can plant images of resposibillity, integrity, and dignity. Whatever we do, we can spread these kernels of positive energy. Just as Jonny Appleseed changed the landscape of the country by planting apple orchids, we can affect the world. It doesn't require fame or prestige, but grows from the seeds of example we plant.
I send the best example I can into the world. -Veronica Ray
What seeds are you planting? For me, I know that my children are watching me so I try to be mindful of the things I say or do. Parents used to tell their kids,"Don't do as I do,do as I say". Well that's crazy. We as parents should lead by example. Genectics, enviroment, and situations play a part in who they become as adults. There is so many things that affect our children as they grow so as parents we should be mindful of what we do and set the best example as we can. Because our children are watching. What will/do they see?
Have a great day!