Saturday, December 14, 2013

The warm heart of a 12 year old boy

It's almost official.   My one and only will be 12 years old next week.   So I guess we can go ahead and call him a12 year old?  It was a long road and a very long wait until we were blessed finally with this sweet child.   Let me quickly share with you this boys mindset.

If you're not a parent of a young child then you have no clue what the kids are nuts for right now;  rubber band bracelets, necklaces, rings. ... catch my drift?   So the kid talked dad into spending $3.00 on a bag of bands and accompanying clips on a recent trip to the store.   He comes home and proceeds to view video tutorials on how to make these by hand, without the loom that you can get that makes it easier and quicker to make these coveted pieces of art.

Before you know it, he is the proud owner of his first necklace.   Let me tell you, even the boys at school are nuts for these multicolored bands of non-latex.   Before the weeks end, he has orders from several of his peers for bracelets, rings and necklaces.   Last night he completed these orders and proudly stated that it gives him such a warm feeling in his heart to give these to his friends.   Unlike one of his classmates who is making these and selling them,  Jonah has opted to give these away for no profit and instead, realizing the joy that can be had in giving selflessly.  What an awesome lesson for this Christmas season!   I could learn a thing or two from him.

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