Wednesday, March 10, 2010

There comes a time

There comes a time in every person's life where they must make difficult choices. Every person is set to the demands of the world. Money (sadly) equals power, and those without money suffer.

But there is another thing more powerful than money that can and does equal happiness, Love!
To love yourself and your family will make you the richest person on earth.

To love, What is love?

Love is defined in many ways by many people, but mostly, love should not hurt! Let me clarify this, and my point. To truly love someone you must love them for everything they are. For example:

My daughter is a strong willed 3 year old. She LOVES to play and also to cuddle with Mommy and Daddy. She has her days of temper and whining, but on those days I try to show her more just what it is she means to me!

The days that someone is suffering through their turmoils is when they need you the most. Children are no different and should be treated with the same respect that you would run to your best friend's aid.
Do you beat on your friend for her saddness? Do you beat on your friend for the mistakes he made?
Well, no, I would hope not, and if you did you are probably reading this from Jail!
To hit an adult is assault. But to hit a child is discipline? To me, that makes no sense.

So let me rewind. Let's picture a time back to the worst of days. You're tired, your child is really getting on your nerves... Put your switch or rod away. Throw it in the garbage. Instead, take your child in your arms, Tell them that you love them. MEAN IT!

It takes a lifetime of "I love you's" and praise to erase one bad moment between a child and a parent. Can you imagine how long it would take to erase thousands of spankings, or beatings or ill words? These things cannot BE erased. And though you may think you are doing what's best for your child by physically harming them, you are not!

Again, today, make a change, get rid of the past mistakes and move on, learn a new way to love your child. A way that doesn't include harming them. A way that includes nothing but love from you to them.

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