This October I am entering my tenth decade. As all these grand-babies are entering our world, I will be exiting it. I will most likely not know them in their teens. Even if I make it to 100, they will be only 10 years old.
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What if your CAPS LOCK button quits? That would give you a tick and a stutter. And if I were to take away your exclamation point -- how might you unleash your venom?
When my first child began to talk, I was astonished to hear my words, phrases and tone of voice coming from a 2-year-old.
You can't choose your family or even change their behaviors. But you can start to become conscious of your own, and in particular how your actions change in response to others'.
As I think about my three kids, and what they observe in my life, I know that I have to do my best to be the kind of person that I want my children to be, we all do; because our children are watching.
I think we need to take the time to do much more explaining to our children about why we do things for others. That is what plants the early seeds of service.
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