I Want It!

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. (Dalai Lama)

Parents know what it’s like to deal with children who want what they want when they want it—and that’s right now! We also know that our children’s wants are not always what is really good for them, so we have to disappoint them. It may hurt both them and us, but as we mature, we begin to understand the value of not having all we have thought we wanted.

Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. (Ecclesiastes 11:9)