Monday, March 7, 2016

The Family: A Proclamation to the World: Post #10

10 Steps to Family Happiness
Post #10

9. Work

J. Richard Clarke said, “Work is a blessing from God. It is a fundamental principle of salvation, both spiritual and temporal. When Adam was driven from his garden home, he was told that his bread must be produced by his physical toil, by the sweat of his brow. Note carefully the words: “Cursed shall be the ground for thy sake” (Moses 4:23; italics added), that is, for his good or benefit. It would not be easy to master the earth; but that was his challenge and his blessing, as it is ours.

We are co-creators with God. He gave us the capacity to do the work he left undone, to harness the energy, mine the ore, transform the treasures of the earth for our good. But most important, the Lord knew that from the crucible of work emerges the hard core of character.”

President Ezra Taft Benson said, “Teach [your children] a love for work and the value of a good education, show them the value of working toward a worthy goal.”

When I was a kid I had chores that had to be done every day, I had to do my homework before playing or watching television. Today kids have it easy. If you’ve ever been in my living room you’ve seen how easy my kids have it, but work is something we are working on as a family.

Kids, try to help your family out around the house. Maybe you could do some secret service to show your parents your willingness to be a helper.

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