What is important to you? So important, that you want it to be important to your children?
I think the one thing I feel is really important in life is to be happy. If you're in a position where you're not happy, you need to do something about it.
So that's what I hope I'm helping my boys to realise as they grow up.
I want them to be happy.
I want them to look on the world as a place of fun and adventure.
That even the small things can be glorious.
I want them to focus on the good things without forgetting about the bad. That way they will always be mindful of how lucky they are.
I hope that they'll learn to be thoughtful towards others, to remember that although the world doesn't revolve around them, their lives will be rich if they can make sure they take care of and love themselves.
It's a lot to impress upon a child at any age, particularly while my boys are so young.
I like to remind them of how lucky we are. We have our family and friends around us who love us as much as we love them.
We're safe, we've got a wonderful home, and are so fortunate to have food on the table every day.
I want my boys to grow up knowing what one needs to be happy, and to realise that actually, that's not as much as some people might believe.
I can only hope that by being a happy, glass-half-full kind of person, my boys will learn to be this way too.
What about you?
What's so important to you that you hope your children will feel the same way?
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