Motivational Monday...It Begins at Home
So much of what is in the news lately has been disheartening, to say the least. So when I come upon something that brings a huge smile to my face, I have to share it.
When I used to hand out boatloads of candy for Halloween, I’d often see children who would grab a handful of candy (which they were welcome to) and turn away without saying Trick or Treat or Thank you. The sad thing is that often the parents were standing on the sidewalk and never said a word to them...like a reminder to say Thank You!
There were two little stories I read after Halloween this year. One was on NextDoor...
A 3-year-old, on her way home from Trick or Treating in her cousin’s community, wanted to stop off in her own area when she saw the other kids still out with their bags of candy.
The little girl's father had already headed home to hand out candy and unfortunately, her bag was in his car. Using a hat they had in the car, the mother and her daughter got out to go to a few more homes.
The mother said that when the other children saw that she had so little candy in her hat, they offered to share theirs with her. She wrote the post in NextDoor to thank the parents of those children and said “I can only aspire to raise a similarly minded individual.”
No person was ever honored for what he received.
He was honored for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge
Someone also shared something that they found on YouTube showing a young boy who, when he sees an empty bowl at an unmanned door, pauses, then turns around and places some of his own in the bowl. I'd love to meet his parents to thank them!
We, you and me, are the ones who are helping to shape the young people who will one day run a major company, teach young people, care for the sick, fight for our country, or (I’m biting my tongue) run our country.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. Knute Rockne
We owe it to them and to our future to show our young people the traits good citizens of the world have...to do the right things because they are right and not because someone is watching.