Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Life lessons


Have you ever been so disappointed in the actions of someone but knew that confronting it would do no good? John and I are trying to raise our kids to be kind and generous to say please and thank you, to hold hands in parking lots and to know when something is worth fighting for. We want them to grow up to be functional adults who talk it out rather than have a major temper tantrum (yes, I realize there is an age in which this is appropriate, two year olds don't really talk it out yet!). However, temper tantrums do no good for anyone. Just like it takes more muscles to frown than to smile it takes more energy to be mad when you don't get your way.

So, kids, here's a lesson for you, it's always best to be the better person, take the higher road, kill them with kindness. Remember the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would want done to you. Don't make others feel small to make yourself feel better. Let go of the hate and the grudge and walk tall with confidence in yourself and your actions.

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything."

3 comments:

Kristy said...

So true Amy and so so so hard to be the better person sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Good for you, amy. I'm proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Amy