Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I worry with good reason.
Because they don't. Appreciate. Anything.
They receive constantly. Gifts, attention, treats, toys, special events. They know no other world than one where they are the center.
Things revolve around them.
Sure, they say "please" and "thank you" but those are just words. The true meaning of appreciation must be learned.
It is not their fault that they are not appreciative. They are children. They learn what they live, and they happen to live with people who are not currently setting a good example.
We tell our children to be appreciative and thankful and then we,
We make lists of things. Things we want to buy, to have, to own. Things we "need" to make our lives, easier. More convenient. Better?