I have been thinking a lot about what I want my kids to come away with from our home. What ideas out of everything I teach them do I want to stand out? Things that when they see, or feel or come across will be very familiar to them and the feelings in our home. This is what I came up with.
To be anxiously engaged in a good cause.
To render simple acts of service
To be thoughtful and kind to the one-to love individually
To find the joy in all things
To be courageous in standing for truth and right
So, with our whole theme of being deliberate, I am going to engage them in a good cause tonight. We are going to rake leaves at an elderly lady's home that we have done the last couple of years-she has such a beautiful piece of property with an apple orchard as far as the eye can see. So one experience after another it will help them see that that is what we do. We help those in need. And then when they are older and away from home they will naturally look for moments to serve...and their hearts will yearn for it because it will be a part of them. I like how simple it is. All it requires is an idea, some rakes, sweatshirts, and hot chocolate at the end. Whalah!