Arriving back home to be with family and friends is what is on the minds of most people this time of year. So much energy is put into such a short amount of time, just for the purpose of being with our loved ones. I can think of nothing more important than the celebration of family and getting together to do just that. While on the road for these four months, which seemed to fly by, one of my favorite conversations was when I would talk with parents who were with their children. I was able to get a first hand glimpse into what a special blessing the family unit is, while parents interacted with their children by spending time with them and being ever-present role models for their children to witness. A passing down of the most important core values from parent to child. This is how children learn these most important values. This is parenting, plain and simple. Simply taking responsibility for the children, we bring into this world. Giving them the best possible chance of becoming caring citizens of this world. With children growing up much too fast in this world today, the role of being a parent to your children has never been more important.
I am blessed to have family and friends who embody the preceding values. I am surrounded by children and young adults who are products of the loving nurturing, which their parents showed them. Being a role model to your children is forever. This is their motto. This should be the motto of every parent. The picture above is of one such person.
**The Kindness Bus Tour resumes its daily journey and blog on January 6th 2010
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!!!