Wednesday, May 5, 2010
10 Ways You Are Making a Better World Now
Encourage. The "Good jobs!" and "You did its!" you hand out a zillion times a day land on the ears of your kids, friends and spouse - sprinkling life and hope into others.
Help. "Mommy! Can you _________?" Fill in the blank: Get me a drink? Put on Barbie's dress? Wipe my bottom? Need I say more?
Read. You might not read the NY Times daily (or you might), but every Curious George or Fancy Nancy story you read begins a process of lifelong learning for your child, not to mention some stellar brain development.
Laugh. Ticks and peek-a-boo games and knock-knock jokes that don't make any sense teach your kids that life can be fun and, depeding on the joke, that laughing is a choice.
Pray. Those shout-out in the wee hours of the night are not just noticed, they're heard by God who loves you. They change your heart - and that really does make a better world.
written by: Alexandra Kuykendall
taken from MomSense May/June 2010, MOPS Int. www.mops.org
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