Not the Only One in the room

Trying to teach humbleness to my kids n is as not as hard as teaching it to adults, but still us a challenge. I have adopted an automatic question. “Are you the only one in the room?” When they greedily snatched the last cookie (the equivalent of black Friday for adults), I automatically ask it and this gives them time to reconsider and take half and give the other half to their sibling. When they neglect to hold the door open for the next person (which happens often with adults too, I automatically ask it and they can reconsider their haste and open the door for the next person. When they play their music too loud while others are reading or working (yes, my adult neighbors do this too), I immediately ask it and they can consider respecting another person and listen at a reasonable volume. “Are you the only one in the room?” has become a valuable tool in teaching humbleness and thoughtfulness. I use it on myself too. We all have this ego problem now and then and I for one would like to have it less often, like never. It always takes away from our walk with God and that has become so valuable to me as to want to do everything I can to grow it. And God helps.😄❤❤

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