The value of values

My family’s values were deeply rooted in me.  There are a few things that have stood the test of time.  For example, When I was raising my daughters, we made it a point to eat dinner around 6pm sitting at the dinner table with all of the members of the family.  I’m not so regimented now, as it is just my wife and me.  When the girls were little, they knew that dinner was not going to be served on a TV tray in front of “Jeopardy”.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  It’s just that’s not what I did as a kid.  Imagine 11 people sitting at TV trays in front of “Jeopardy.”  For one thing, we only had one TV….and I don’t think TV trays had been invented yet. 

I grew up with values like:

Don’t steal your neighbor’s newspaper.

Be kind to others.

Be generous.

People are worthy of our time and effort…generally.

It’s ok to be sad.

It’s ok to ask questions.

Don’t eat or drink too much.

Study hard. 

Work hard. 

Be honest.               

What’s your list look like?  Are your values fluid?  Have they changed over the years?  Do they continue to evolve?  If you have children, you know the value of values.  No one can take a way your values.

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