When my kids were growing up, I always emphasized how hard work was the work ethic that was important. I also emphasized if you work hard, you have to play hard. This offsets the exhaustion of working hard. I love that philosophy, and my kids have this as their work ethic to this day.
It also came to my attention that laughter is the best medicine! We are a family full of laughter, love, and hard work. My grandchildren are being raised with the same philosophy, and they work very hard in school, get good grades, and actually look forward to going to school each day. Boy, have things changed. My grandkids all go to schools where the teachers don’t just stand and teach or lecture, they actually dress what they are teaching, getting the kids engaged. That is different from when I went to school, with the philosophy that you sit down, shut up, and learn from a lecture, or chalk board explanation. We don’t all learn the same way, and it wasn’t always a snap to get a good grade.
When my husband Les turned the calendar over and this Proverb was staring us in the face, it made me smile. After all, this has been a constant in our home for years. To see it on the front of our calendar helped me know my feelings were correct.
I copied this from our calendar, and I hope it will ring true with you as well.
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