Of course we all want the children we love to be kind, when they are children and when they are grown. While they are able to learn to be kind from others in their lives, if we as their grandmas (grandpas and parents, too) treat them with kindness throughout their lives, they will learn to treat others in the same way.When we speak softly with love, we are showing what it sounds like to be kind. When we give an encouraging hug or pat on the back, we are showing what it feels like to be kind. When we share with them - and take them with us to share with others - we are showing them what it looks like to be kind.
Most importantly, when we forgive them, we are showing them the heart of kindness. Jesus showed His kindness to us by forgiving us and He wants us to be people who forgive as well. Look what Ephesians 4:32 tells us . . .
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.Show kindness to your grandchildren in big and small ways, and encourage them to do the same.
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