Let’s face it.
Children are not known for their selflessness. Absent any outside influence, the words “mine” and “no” are among the first that we utter.
It’s our awareness that changes.
And when you’re aware of how little thought and consideration you demonstrate outside of yourself, it produces conviction , and conviction leads to action, and action leads to change.
I didn’t necessarily want to give up my bed to accommodate our guests. But, even as a small child who was otherwise unaware of what was happening around him, somehow, I knew that it was a good thing.
The benefit of growing up in this kind of environment is that it provided my life with a template.
As an adult, when I feel “put out” at the thought of giving up my personal space, it’s my past that reminds me of who I want to be in the present.
I’m always the last (and the best) so you’ve probably already read my sibling’s comments, but just in case, you can click below.