Wednesday, June 6, 2012


This post is a little different today. I have four small people and am trying my best to raise them into four good big people. So I'm trying to think about what a makes a person a good one. I believe in God and want to instill a belief and faith in the greater powers but i don't want to ever just say, "you do this because God says so" or "because it's just the right thing to do". I want to have an answer for them to help them think about things in an easy way to understand and apply to their lives.

Honesty is what I'm thinking about today.

We all make mistakes, I know this, but what will help our little ones to be brave enough to come clean and keep clean.

What I want to see in my children is Integrity. I want them to do what they say and say what they do.

Why be honest when you can lie your way out of consequence, hurt feelings, guilt? You can sweep so much dirt under a rug. I want these kids (and myself) to completely understand why it's important to keep even the hidden parts of your floors clean.

I also want to make sure that they understand how honesty and compassion mix. For the most part, I would say that you keep your honest thoughts to yourself and use them to work on yourself not others.

Wow, it's hard to keep this short.

I would love to hear what you guys say to your kids to help them or what your parents said to you that helped you.