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Giving and receiving

This post ties in well with what I wrote yesterday but it looks at our children’s side of things, for a change. I was writing yesterday about how busy a mummy’s life can be when it is centered around her children, her work and the well-being of the ones she loves. We work to provide for our children. We strive to ensure they get opportunities to develop and thrive. We sacrifice our careers, our comfort and our healthy sex lives 🙂 in order to bring up individuals who will serve the society and themselves well as adults. BUT there must be a balance, and this balance needs to be introduced early on in our children’s lives. They need to grasp the concept of giving as the natural reverse of receiving. They need to understand that the sacrifices we make for them, done in love and with the utmost pleasure and enthusiasm, need to reflect a similar attitude in themselves. And folks, flash news now, giving ain’t natural to a small child! The natural thing is …