Humbled beyond belief.
When I take stock of the many blessings all around, I am completely and utterly humbled.
At the pool last night, our eight-year old son and I were talking about what if we lost everything – all our money and our house.
I told my son, “We would still have God and Jesus”.
I continued, “Even when a person has nothing, they still have God and Jesus”.
We fairly quickly moved on to talking about the Pirate Legos he brought with him, but I love these small opportunities to reinforce what I believe – in his impressionable mind and heart.
A parent, or adult if you’re not going to be a parent, has two choices with their child.
- To teach important things, by design – meaning on purpose
- To hope that important things will reach the child by default – meaning not on purpose
It is never my intent to make anyone feel bad or guilty, (including myself) I simply feel a duty to think things through. If this stimulates helpful thinking in others, perfect.
Are you thinking now? I hope so. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂