Good citizenship and blessing others

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A citizen is a part of a community of people. There are times when the community is united in a mission, vision or cause – but much of the time in the general population each family simply goes about their lives. Being a good citizen though we must be aware of all that is going on around us. If we are aware of those in our community that are in need of something that we are able to provide, citizenship requests that we find it in our heart to give. It may be clothing, food, toys, blankets or other objects that we are not using that could be put to good use and appreciated by another person.

Imagine how a person in need of clothing or toys for their children would feel if you thought of them? Now just for a moment, reflect on the blessings you have had in your life. Think about the people who have stepped up in your time of need. What do you have special gratitude for? Is it good health, family that loves you, great friends? For just a moment each day take time to and be grateful for the blessings we have received. Then ask yourself, As a citizen of the world what is it that I am passionate about, how would I like to impact this world and what can I do right now to make a difference in someone elses life?

When others look at you and your life – Is it apparent to them by what you do – what you are passionate about? After all our discussions finish this sentence and discuss it with your children; “I show good citizenship when I …..”

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