Children is the greatest gift God has given to us. And as parents, what is the greatest gift we can bestow upon our children?
The holiday season is upon us. For many of us, that means spending time with our family and friends, putting up Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, getting together parties, going to church, eating and feasting, as we are counting down to the end of the year. And there is no better way to end the year than by giving to our children.
Children is the greatest gift God has given to us. And as parents, what is the greatest gift we can bestow upon our children? What type of gifts can we give to our children that they will never forget? What gifts will truly impact their lives and change them forever?
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The gift of love is the greatest gift since this is at the heart of being wanted, belonging and bonded with another human being. Love is the most precious commodity in the universe. It is the source of all true happiness. It is at the core of every relationship that flourishes and every relationship that ends in heartbreak. When we learn to truly give and receive love, we will be able to create almost anything in your life.
Many children grew up thinking love was conditioned upon good behavior rather than just being themselves, which led to estrangement with other children at various times in their adulthood.
Our children should always know and feel that no matter what mistakes they make, they are loved. We all deserve unconditional love, especially from our family, but more importantly, from our parents. So let us give our children the gift of unconditional love, no matter their age.
Remember, Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. He came as a baby to this earth and grew into a man who showed us the ultimate gift: unconditional love with his sacrifice on the cross.
No matter how many gifts we buy for our children or how much money we spend, if their love cup is empty, there will never be enough gifts to make them happy.
Of all the gifts parents can give their children, many experts agreed that one of the greatest gift is time – uninterrupted, focused, one-on-one time with mom or dad, or both.
There’s no credit system for time. Once it’s gone, it’s never coming back. It cannot be stockpiled, saved for later, or stretched out. Time waits for no man.
When we are present with our children, it lays a path for attunement and resonance. Attunement is when the parent is aware and present to the children’s inner world of thoughts, feelings and emotions. When attuned, a state of resonance occurs where the children “feels felt.” Think about anytime you felt completely understood. It breeds a sense of safety and when a person feels safe, he or she cultivates the ability to trust.
If you are still debating about whether to buy your children a pricey gift, save yourself some money – and spend more time with your children instead this holiday season. That will be their favorite gift of all. And it cannot be found in any present or in any amount of presents.
Time tells the truth about what we value. “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Children are vigilantly observant when it comes to what their parents treasure, what we value. When we give time to our children, it is crystal clear to them that they are a priority to us.
I have been spending the past month devising an investment game plan for my baby Ruby.
The goal – To make her a millionaire by the time she turns 21.
It should be quite straightforward. My game plan has already factored in numerous possibilities, risks and compounding opportunities. So that when she reaches adulthood in 20 years’ time, she will have a 7-figure portfolio to her name!
Imagine your child being one of the richest 21 years old in future!
Honestly, I thought long and hard before doing this. Should I give my daughter this “unfair advantage”? Or should I let her forge her own path with her own merits?
After much pondering, I eventually decided on the unfair advantage option. Because at the end of the day, I am her father who wants the best for her. And this financial head start will allow her to be free.
And that is one of the greatest gift we can give to our children: the gift of freedom. Free from common money-related issues. Free to pursue his or her passion in life. Free to be who they want to be.
Time will tell if she uses this advantage the right way. But I will definitely impart the right values to her as she grows up, so that she will make the most out of it.
If you are like me, and you want to give your child this gift of freedom too, connect with me and I will share with you the strategy.
Take time to think about all the gifts that we can give to our children, and these gifts do not necessary come in neatly wrapped packages. The best non-material gifts for our children are those that teach them to appreciate more than just those material items. They are the gifts only parents can give – and the kind that our children will be most happy to receive.
My mission is to educate and empower people to design their lives so that they can live in abundance.
Let me partner with you, to design and nurture your dreams and ultimate life goals.
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