I got a really nice compliment yesterday from our neighbor Mrs. Smith and her helper. While we were cutting up the cake and eating it outside at the party, Mrs. Smith and her helper (home health aide) were taking a walk down our street, so I offered them a piece of cake and some ice cream.
They agreed and came over and while they were eating Mrs. Smith and her helper said they thought Anthony and Zachary were very nice, polite and courteous. That was such a nice thing to hear. Sometimes all I see is how they misbehave and fight with each other. So it's nice to hear that someone thinks the kids are good and well behaved, because like I said I usually focus on the bad things instead of the good.
Mrs. Smith and her helper also said they enjoyed watching the kids play outside. They like watching them hide behind the bushes in her yard and often ask them not to tell the others where they are hiding and in general they like seeing them play. It's nice to know that my kids can entertain them when they are bored LOL!
It does a mother's heart good to hear such nice, wonderful things about her children. It feels like a blessing to be able to do nice things for others and be helpful to those who need it. It's a reminder to be grateful for the blessings that God has given to us.