Jun 8, 2009

Character Building

There are two ways to live your life, One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everthing is a miracle.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Stop And See The Miracles Everyday

We work on character building as a part of our home education, I get a binder with the character building curriculum to cover ca standard for character building so I am posting this to talk about that a little and tell you about how I hopefully am building good character and values in my kids. We all got to do our best because when they are grown up we no longer have a vote, and that scares me! We have to do our best at raising them so we can be confident that they will make good choices as adults most of the time!

Character Building Lesson

Don't just stop to smell the roses, stop to see the miracles around you!

My kids and I go for walks, less often then we should, But when we do we like to find miracles, I told my son we should call them miracle walks instead of nature walks anyway we look at flowers, bugs, people, plants and animals and we say there is a miracle and we talk about how everywhere we look we can see miracles. I want my kids to grow up thinking that way and taking the time to stop and see the miracles, take the time to appreciate Gods miracles and all that he has given us. I feel it is so important, we must all make it a point to do this and if you do already great do it more!

On our walk we seen beautiful flowers, plants bugs we even saw a worm in the water, and we were just in our neighborhood taking a walk so you can do this anywhere. If you go to the store make it a point to say look at all of the miracles that are here and start by pointing out with your kids all of the miracles you see!

I can't help but feel like to many people don't even take not even a little time to see the miracles that are all around them. In our society it is legal to kill 3-4,000 of the most precious of Gods miracles daily and many stay silent and do nothing while others are strait out condoning it and people actually put up with it, STAND UP!

With Out Life We Have Nothing!
Remember Life In All That You Do!
Like I teach my kids God is life and anything that has life in it also has God in it!

"What you do unto the least of you, you do unto me"!

I am definitely going to do this more, I hope you can to!
You are a Miracle!
Thanks for reading!


Believe Achieve - Hugo and Roxanne said...

Hi Joanne,

The Miracle quote has always been one of my favorites. Seeing the Miracles around us also teaches Gratitude, which is also important in character building.

We, too, point out all the amazing wonders to be grateful for when we go on our neighborhood walks. It's wonderful how something so small can have such an impact on a child's life.

Miracles are all around us. We just need to open our hearts to see them.

Many Blessings....
Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

cahomebizmom said...

Thank for the comment, yes gratitude as well very important!

Anyway thanks I wish you and family well!

Believe Achieve - Hugo and Roxanne said...

Hi Joanne!

Today is Friendship Friday at Believe Achieve! Be sure to stop by our blog to answer today's Friendship question.

See you there!

Many Blessings....
Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

Maggie said...

This is a very beautiful post...

It's so important to teach our kids about the beauty of nauture and to have gratitude and appreciation for all that life has to offer.

We are so blessed and its incredibly sad so many kids dont ever get to experience how incredible all these are.

Joanne you are to be applauded and are a great inspiration not only to your kids but to all moms. Your kids are lucky to have a mom like you..


cahomebizmom said...

Thank You!

I feel the same way maggie this is so very important it makes me sad when I see parents teaching the opposite.