What Greater Gift Can We Give Our Children?

From the moment they were born, our children took over our world. Everything we do is for them …

And so what greater gift can we give them?

Not the gifts that come from stores wrapped in fancy paper …

Nor the expensive toys or clothes that money can buy …

If we truly love or children …

We will teach them to be honest …

We will teach them to be humble, and teachable …

We will teach them to be good people …

We will prepare them for adulthood … for parenthood …

For one day they too, will be like us.

We will teach them to respect people; to be understanding and kind …

We will teach them to work hard and smart; to compete with themselves, not with others …

To know their worth, not based on how much money they have, or the brand of the clothes they wear, or how better-looking they are than their friends …

We will teach them to help others …

And we will teach them about God, our Heavenly Father …

And Jesus Christ.

We will teach them that life is not just about what’s here and now …

That there is life eternal.

We should teach them to pray, morning, noon, and evening;

To have a grateful heart, and to say thank you always.

If we truly love them, we should do our best to teach them all these, and more…

And the best way to do all these is to show them … by our own examples …

One day at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

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