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A boy’s story is the best that is ever told.
I’m a proud father to a fantastic little man. As Beth would say, he’s all boy all the time. He’s bright, energetic, and full of personality! Most importantly, he’s a polite and helpful young man. In this day and age, it’s not unusual to see boys whose manners are, at best, lacking. Matthew has been raised from the get-go with the notion that boys are supposed to take care of their girls and that he can do this through little things like carrying stuff for them and opening their doors.
There are, however, two sides to this. In teaching my little guy how to treat ladies, I am also teaching my ladies how they should expect to be treated. One of the hardest things about raising a little gentlemen is that so many ladies don’t want to take the time to “allow” him to be one. Just the other day, we were at the movies. On the way out of the theater, Matthew ran up to the door to open it for an older lady. She was headed to a different door, but went out of her way to go through his door.
This sort of thing is so unusual to see that I actually thanked her for letting him hold the door for her. Her response? “Oh, I’ll always let a door be held open for me!” This sort of back and forth is something that we need more of in our society. People helping each other and people letting others help. I think the world would be a better place.
Throughout November, I’ll be posting about those things for which I am most thankful this year. Look for more of my Giving Thanks series all month long.
What are you giving thanks for this year? Leave a comment and share your story!