The enormous power to change a corner of the world is within your own homes.
Ahhh.....Valentine's Day. A day of romance, hugs, kisses, flowers and of course chocolate.
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In many homes and relationships this is the stuff of fairy tales. It's what you see on television or in the movies. There are countless numbers of individuals in our communities that never know the feeling of safety and love within the walls of their own home.
So how can we make a difference?
There's never been a time when building a strong foundation of love within our families has been more important. Our family members are bombarded by so much negativity in the news, at school, the workplace and the world in general. We need to make fortifying our homes a necessary priority. Here are a few simple ways:
- Treat each other with compassion, love and respect - not just on Valentine's Day but in our day-to-day interactions.
- Remember it's the little things that count. Parents, be examples of service to each other, your children and your community.
- Fathers...love your children's mother. It shows your true strength and it is the most important thing you can do for your children. The way you treat your wives and women in your life could have the greatest impact on your sons and daughters. If a father is guilty of inflicting any kind of abuse on his wife, his children will resent him for it and likely follow the same pattern of abuse.
- Show them you love them. You can tell them all you want but they know the truth by your actions.
- Make your home a safe place to share emotions, thoughts and feelings.
"Love is the remedy for ailing families, ill communities and sick nations. Love is a smile, a wave, a kind comment and a compliment. Love is sacrifice, service and selflessness." Thomas S. Monson
It's not hard to make a difference for those that really matter in your life. Strengthen your little corner of the world with love and have a Happy Valentine's Day!
What do you think about the idea that strengthening your family can actually make a difference in the world?