This has been a strange month to say the least. My favorite saying is "Be the change you want to see in the world". The first time I heard it I thought this is my motto. I practice through my everyday actions and through my children. I have twins and starting with being boy/girl twins they are polar opposites. One has dark hair and dark eyes the other has blond hair and blue eyes. One is quiet and the other has severe ADHD. One is kind the other not so much.
My son is the one with ADHD and he is just the sweetest thing in the world. He has a huge heart and helps everyone that he can. He has been this way as long I can remember. His sister on the other hand can be very selfish and demanding. Teaching her to be kind has been a long hard road with pitfalls mostly at her brothers expense. Before having her, I thought kids were born being kind and helpful. Much to my surprise that isn't always the case. I teach her and I know one day it will be worth all the effort because she will be better off in the long run.
My son is another story. I have to teach him to protect himself from being hurt or taken advantage of. I am hoping that where they go with their life that they will in turn "Be the change that THEY want to see in the world."