Monday, September 23, 2013

Children's Self-Denial

Young Boy Grinding Scissors by Louise-Emile Adan

"At an early age children may be taught to forego little things, especially for the sake of others; for that shows a purpose. Afterwards they may be taught to bear disappointments and crosses as benefiting their own character, and preparing them for the heavier trials and sacrifices of mature age. It will hep to self-conquest, if one distinct act of self-denial is practiced every day; and then it should be entirely voluntary and  cheerful, for thus is is like fruit with the bloom on it; but when self-denial is grudging and complaining, it is in deed sour and acrid fruit."

~Dulce Domum

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Echoes of Kindness

Mother Tying Her Daughter's Bonnet by George Augustus Freezor

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

~Mother Teresa

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