“Children listen to our words but learn from our actions!”~UNK
My doorbell rang and I was greeted with:
“Hi, Ma’am, I am unemployed. I am looking for work and brought my boys with me. I don’t want them to see me at home doing nothing when I am able and capable of working and want to work.” I did notice that he had what appeared to be 4 teenage boys. He also said, “I would rather be out here going door to door than sitting at home waiting on a hand out.”
These words were spoken (nervously stuttered) by a Male that came to my doorstep and mulched my flowerbeds. A scam? Perhaps, but his attitude and his perseverance left me speechless. He spoke to me as if he knew I was going to say “No” to his work proposition (of mulching flowerbeds) but he had a convincing point! I could not turn away a person that was so focused on working and setting the example for His children.
At all time low in our economy when our unemployment rate is at a high! I saw a spark of hope! This Hard Working Male exemplified the Hard Working American people!
He reminded me that we live in the land of opportunity and exploiting the possibilities is up to us!
I’m not judging in any way! The unemployment and economic crisis devastates me but I learned a lot on this day when I said “Yes” to hard working American that was looking to earn his pay! What a great example he was setting for His children!
Are your actions speaking the true example that you would like to be for your children? What is the example you would like to set?