Friday, February 19, 2010
Do something because it is the right thing to do.
Doing the right thing is often the hardest lesson to learn. Today people want to do what is easy even if it is not the right thing. I teach Sunday school and well there can be no kids to teach or poorly written curriculum, kids that act out, un-grateful parents, no supplies and one of my kids says -mom, well why do you do it? Because it is the right thing to do I answer.
We offer apologies to people for our wrong doing because it is the right thing to do, no matter how hard it is. We stay later than everyone to help clean up a room, maybe mopping a large floor- why because it is the right thing to do. We offer compliments when ever we can even to those that we do not like all that well, why? because it is the right thing to do. It is not always the easy thing but it is always the right thing. Life is not meant to be easy. We need to be prepared and sometimes we need to do our homework even as adults so that we can be as best prepared as possible. It is not always easy but it is right. I think our pets often can teach us this and other lessons easily. The main reason is that they have a never ending fountain of Un-conditional Love. Is it easy for a dog to succumb and share napping space with a Cat? I doubt it but it is the right thing to share the space.