21. Responsibilities That Aren’t Burdens
When I got home my son and daughter were talking about a girl they knew. She had dumped her boyfriend, fed up with his childish and selfish behavior. Blondie asked me what could be wrong with that boy. I told her I could only guess, but some of his problem was likely immaturity. Maybe a little insecurity.
I wondered aloud if his father hadn’t set a good example. I added, “Your grandfather told me the way I treat your mother will affect how you expect to be treated. It will shape the way your brother treats women. I have a responsibility to show you both the right way. I’m lucky. Because I love your mother, it’s easy to be kind to her. It’s easy to be respectful because I admire her so much. My responsibility to set a good example doesn’t burden me at all.”
Today I will be grateful for responsibilities that aren’t burdens.
Writing My New Story © 2015 by Ken Montrose
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