We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
August 10th - love from the inside out
Joy is the happiness of love--love aware of its own inner happiness. Pleasure comes from without, and joy comes from within, and it is, therefore, within reach of everyone in the world.
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
The time is coming soon, if it hasn’t already. a moment of self realization that something you say or do is exactly like a relative from a previous generation. Maybe it’s a phrase you say, a distinctive mannerism, or an attitude you have. Some believe that there’s nothing we can do about inherited traits. We didn’t necessarily ask for it, but it becomes a part of us. Some may call it a blessing, others a curse.
It’s a blessing when I see some mannerisms in my children that so remind me of their father. It’s a curse that sometimes I see my mother in myself.
Dominant family traits are passed down to succeeding generations. Some of these traits may be positive and beneficial, like nurturing skills, valuing hard work or education. However, negative and destructive behavior is also passed down within families. Often this continues until someone realizes that he or she can be the one to break the cycle and make a difference.
Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
A difference can be made by the example and values that are passed down to the next generation! We can choose to break the cycle of negativity. Our choices aren't ours alone. The choices and decisions we make don't just affect ourselves, but also our children, grandchildren and future generations yet unborn.
The good news is that a curse can be removed and once it is removed, it’s amazing how fast good things start flowing your way
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
William Arthur Ward
William Arthur Ward