I was raised with manners and concern for people around me. I should say, I was raised with Military Manners. You see, my Father was an Officer in the Army and it was important to him that my brother and I were always polite and always went out of our way to do nice things for others. Simple things like holding a door open would easily bring a smile and nod of approval from my Father.
When my daughter was born, one of the things I taught her was that we were a lucky and blessed family because she had a Mom who didn't have to work and could stay home and school her at home. I also taught her that no matter how many pennies we had to pinch to make a good life on one salary, there were many who had less than us.
I read with great interest an article about New York Life and their "Keep Good Going" initiative. I found the Stay-at-Home Super Dad story to be very inspiring. New York Life is celebrating all the good around key holidays and family moments. Right now their focus is on "Celebrating Good" around Father's Day.
Wondering how you can "Keep Good Going"? Try a few things my daughter and I did like: donating homemade blankets to a homeless shelter, send your used clothing to a Battered Women's shelter, when you buy school supplies buy one extra and donate it to your child's school. These are just a few things you can do. Need more inspiration? Stop by and Learn more about how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going
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