Saturday, March 3, 2012

29.You are important and loved - but the world does not revolve around you

 “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
Oscar Wilde

 During our trip this year, we landed at Disney World the same time as the National Cheerleading Competition. In other words, at the same time as large groups of unsupervised teenagers.

Many times we were bumped into by one of the teens while they were texting and walking.

Twice we all stood on the bus - while they all sat. Not one offered to give us (or any of the other adults or small children) their seat.

There were many opportunities on this trip for us to show you how you will not behave in public. Or anywhere. How you should not act as if you are the only person on the planet - how you should be aware of your surroundings, and considerate and kind to those who are around you.

This picture reminds me of this as in it, Bubbe, is sitting on a mock Star Wars ship. Behind me, there is a line of other children who want a turn. It was really cool. We gave Bubbe a fair turn - I took at least 5 pictures! Then, we asked you to get off and let someone else have a turn. You didn't want to. It was really fun. You wanted an even longer turn. 

It is better to be selfless than to be selfish.

You are important and loved - but the world does not revolve around you.

Your turn was over- and you did get off. I know as you grow older, that you will not need me to tell you these things.

You will know them.

You are important and loved - but the world does not, nor should it, revolve around you. 

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