Once, I was at a kids school for some event. One kid came to me and introduced himself. When I told him my name, the question he asked me has baffled me. He asked me “Does it mean you’re not from this religion? What is your religion?” I was silent for a moment and then said “I’m a human being” Now it was his turn to be surprised. He thought for a moment and said “I’m also a human being” I smiled and we both got along pretty well.
This incident got me thinking.
Parents often forget that they are the first teachers to the kids. There are a great deal of things that they learn from us. Some things we teach them but often, we show them. Parenting is not just about providing them good food, shelter, clothing and education. It also involves helping them build a strong value system.
In addition, in our lives, we have role models from whom we tend to follow. But we forget that we are role models for someone else. They learn from us – sometimes by asking us but most of the time by watching us.
When I have started looking at myself, I realised a lot of things that I need to change. I started my journey…have you? What are your experiences?
STAY HAPPY AND STAY BLESSED!