Friday, August 12, 2011


It is not what we leave FOR our children,
but it is what we leave IN our children
that is going to make a difference.
Let us leave in them VALUES.
----Voice of Love--Frozen Thoughts

We should mind what we teach our young children. Careful that they get the right tools from us to help them develop into individuals worthy of respect and of life. Their sense of right and wrong come from our own understanding of it. Their attitudes towards life, people, the world are images of how we ourselves have embraced in our beliefs and attitudes. Until they are set to fly with their own pair of wings, like a mother bird does to her brood we do all we can to make sure that they are equipped properly and ready to be on their own.

Remember when you see your child there is something of you in her.... your good and your bad, unfortunately. It is not enough to simply cross your fingers and hope that she will turn out alright. There's no guarantee. But you can help her battle her wars by instilling in her the steady values that would hold her up in any trial or strife. Nourish her strengths, play down her weaknesses... but also tell her that weaknesses can be turned into strengths too if she puts her mind and heart to the change. And help her grow into a faith as steady as a rock -- the kind God so requires for miracles to happen.

But the best method of teaching I know of .... is to teach by the way we live our lives. Live your values. You may not know it but your children are watching.


  1. You know Ellen I was just thinking last night, how many young parents that I see today that just don't seem to realize what they are doing by their actions around their children. I found myself wondering why they even had the children.
    I think that your post is so true and right. I would add to it that it's never to late to show our children by example, how to live a decent life.
    Love Di ♥

  2. Hi Di,

    So delighted to see you. :-) I agree with everything you said, and particularly this -- "'s never to late to show our children by example, how to live a decent life." Yes indeed.

    Take care always, won't you pls? Prayers go with you on that big day. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  3. First time on your blog Ellen. I like your simple advice about living life the way we want our children to be. Afterall children learn from us. How can we expect great values in them if we dont have any in us?

  4. WELCOME to the blog, Meera. :-)

    You have posed a good question there... "How can we expect great values in them if we dont have any in us?" Oh yes indeed so very true!

    Thank you for coming by and liking the post. Delighted! Do have a blessed day and many more after.

  5. A lovely blog, whose sentiments are so needed at this point in time.

  6. WELCOME to the blog, Dave! :-)

    Delighted you've dropped by. Thank you for liking the blog. Hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings to you and your family.