Our children are beautiful, unique diamonds in the rough, full of potential yet requiring time and effort to reveal their full brilliance. Building character is a multifaceted task which takes time, patience, love, skill, and determination. The process of building character is something that can't be rushed. It requires balance and a well rounded approach. Each individual facet or character trait is an important part of the whole. Building character is not an easy task, but the reward is worth the time, patience, and effort.I've been a bit discouraged lately; I think part of it is the summer laziness and lack of direction I have had ~ although it's not for lack of trying! My husband deals with people all the time who are full grown adults and they never had anyone help build their character... or they ditched whatever character they did have in some dark back alley right before they mugged an unsuspecting citizen at gunpoint.
Like I mentioned in my last post, I have great hope that my children will not turn into crap adults. This quote was really encouraging to me; growing up adults who contribute meaningfully to their communities with ~ gasp ~ character takes time and patience. It doesn't happen overnight.