Thursday, April 10, 2014

Balm for the Soul

I often find myself thankful that I taught our kids to say important words like:

"I'm sorry."

"Will you forgive me?"

And in response to someone who says those words to them, to say:

"I forgive you!"

These are important words to say and hear, and I believe it's imperative to teach your kids to be able to say them sincerely, and in a timely way, and to receive them with openness and grace.  This exchange is balm for the soul!


  1. Sally, makes me so proud when I see my children exchange a firm handshake with someone. To see my son open a door that allows others to go first. It is a blessing of which I am so thankful.

  2. My father could never say he was sorry. I made sure that my kids heard me say it when I felt bad about something I said or did. Also "thank you." So many of their friends would go somewhere with us and never say thank you. To this day my kids (adults) say thank you for no reason at all. I guess I got that point across.
    I talked to my son about an epi pen. He said that they didn't think he needed it. Not sure it was the ER doctor or allergist. I am going to research that more. If it could help hi somehow.
    Thanks.....hah.......I just did that automatically.


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