Children bring the unexpected into the world. Raising children strengthens you and gives you wisdom beyond your years. Some positive attributes that may or may not come along with your brood are patience, energy, and enthusiasm. But, I notice those do show up from time to time. Other positive attributes that can be strengthened or developed as your children grow are: ingenuity, creativity, courage, long suffering. Long suffering is one of my favorite spiritual gifts meaning: suffering for a long time without complaining : very patient during difficult times.
A friend of mine once remarked that she felt Carlo Collodi hated children after reading Pinocchio. It’s true that the theme of the book doesn’t speak kindly of children-kind there are many lessons to learn from the story. The final one being wooden boys who behave that badly would make good firewood. Okay, all joking aside, he did finally get things into his little wooden head and he became a real boy as his reward. [Continue reading]Pin It