A Better Way to Live – Rule #4

Rules to Live ByFrom the book, “A Better Way to Live” by Og Mandino I bring rule #4.

The best thing we can do for our children is to consciously work at being role models for them.

Teach them by your example, and they’ll remember and even try to imitate. Talk to them one way and then act contrary to your words, and you’ve lost a kid.

Other than guiding them by example, there isn’t much we can do for them except to be around to pick them up whenever they fall. That’s not asking too much, is it?

A Better Way to Live – Rule #4

“Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success.”

To Any Little Boy’s Father

There are little eyes upon you, and
they’re watching night and day,
There are little ears that quickly take
in everything you say,
There are little hands all eager to do
everything you do,
And a little boy who’s dreaming of the
day he’ll be like you.

You’re the little fellow’s idol, you’re
the wisest of the wise,
In his little mind, about you no
suspicions ever rise.
He believes in you devoutly, holds that
all you say and do,
He will say and do in your way, when he’s
grown up, just like you.

There’s a wide-eyed little fellow who
believes you’re always right,
And his ears are always open and he
watches day and night,
You are setting an example every day in
all you do,
For the little boy who’s waiting to grow
up and be like you.

Og Mandino, shares this experience:

“My promotional tour went went well until I found myself doing a morning talk show on a Los Angeles radio station. The other guest with me on this live show was a very famous woman novelist who shall remain nameless. Somehow the discussion had drifted around to our families, and especially our children.

loving family“The lady novelist quickly seized command of the microphone and began a long and nasty diatribe against her two teenage boys. She admitted that she couldn’t handle them, their father was no help because he was never home, and these kids were driving her ‘bonkers.’ They were never on time for meals, their rooms were always a mess, and they both played their stereo sets so loud, with different stations, of course, that the noise was also driving her ‘bonkers.’ After hearing that ugly word perhaps a dozen times while this celebrated author put down her children before a rather large listening audience, I finally lost my cool and interrupted. Couldn’t help it.

“‘You know,’ I said, ‘the day is going to come when you’re going to walk down that hallway, at home, and pass two very empty and quiet rooms…and then you’re going to ask yourself, ‘Where did they go?’ Why don’t you go home, right after this show, hug your boys, and just tell them you love them?”

A Better Way to Live – Rule #4

“Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success.”

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“A Better Way to Live” by
Og Mandino, by clicking
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Remember, YOU have the CHOICE to make it a GREAT day!

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