30 December 2012, by gj
Of course much of what happens at holiday time centers around giving and receiving.
This is a wonderful opportunity to teach children.
When ours were old enough to understand, we would take an afternoon and go through their toys.
“If you want good things to come to you” we would say, “you need to make room.”
It was a simple concept and the decisions were difficult, but they learned valuable lessons about sharing with others (some toys were chosen to be donated) and about not being materialistic.
You see, we didn’t have much money in those days, so it wasn’t like they had an abundance in the first place.
They never knew that; because they also learned that when you have enough to share, you have enough.
Here’s to a wonderful 2013 everyone!