A Teenage Boy 'Starts at the Heart'
--by mitchell, posted Mar 1, 2011
I have always tried to base my life on helping others. Sometimes I have had to do without but that’s okay. Our family, like everyone else, are having a rough go of it and I feel blessed just to be able to provide for my own kids.
I know that my kids have always been kind-hearted and would do whatever they could for anyone else, but when I learned about a recent act of kindness my teenage son did for a friend, it has really touched my heart.
My son was going to school every day with lunch money in his pocket but yet coming home hungry. When we asked about this, we came to find out he was sharing his money daily with a friend that was going without any lunch every day. As rough as we have it some days we now make sure there is lunch money for two in my son’s pocket.
The pride I carry in my heart is knowing my sons are growing up to be such fine young men and my daughter a fine young woman. The one thing we have always taught our kids, and it has carried them through their lives, is
to “start at the heart.” Everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way. Reading the stories every day inspires me to do more.
My thanks to you and your son
For being so inspiring :)
I've raised my children this way too and it's wonderful to know that other parents are doing the same.