Sunday, June 14, 2020

Model Well

Have you ever written something in cement, or made an impression in wet cement? In relation to people who act for a living, being able to have their "own" square on the Hollywood walk of "fame" means they are able to make an impression of their handprints into the cement along with their signature. It is a big deal for them.

Our grandchildren are like the cement. The things we say and do imprint them and these things which leave imprints are the really "big deal". Grandparents are the second most influential people in the lives of children, so yes, we are their models. We absolutely are their "models". It matters what we say and do - it matters what we model for them.

So, if we want them to be kind, we must be kind. If we want them to be forgiving, we must be forgiving. If want them to be honest, we must be honest. If we want them to be faithful, we must be faithful. If we want them to be loving, we must be loving. This list could and does go on and on, but the point is, if we want the children we love to live lives which show strong character, then we must live this way, because we are their models. We live an impression. Model well. It is a big deal.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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