"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give"
How I did it: Since joining a toastmasters (public speaking) club, I noticed there are a lot of older people there, that are around my parents age. When I was younger, I would look at and listen to my parents but think they don't know what they are talking about, but since I joined toastmasters, it made me realise that the older we get, the wiser we become. I was in a tough situation at some point, and I decided to ask my parents for advice. Taking the advice into consideration, the advice worked, so well. I have learned that parents are human beings just like us, only they have more experience in life, than us. Why should we treat them any different, than how we treat our great friends? I have realised that parents will go to any lengths to make their children feel happy, do what they think is right for them, and have a roof over their head. And after all, why not do something good for them? Like, buying them the newspaper or helping them out in the garden, to show your appreciation because of all that they do for us. My parents and I have become a lot closer in the past year and it feels great!
(I have attached a recent picture of myself, my mother and father, on the left) :-) ♥
Lessons & tips: Respect goes a long way. If you respect them, they will respect you.
- Motivational tapes (Anthony Robbins and Stephen Covey)
- "Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you"
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