Friday, October 1, 2010

An Open Letter to my Grandsons

Somewhere down the road in ten or twenty years,
Kody and Austin,
you can each expect to meet a man you will know quite well. I know you will meet him sooner or later. I feel very sure that you will know him by then. My greatest hope is that you will be well satisfied with this man when you meet him.

Whether that man is kind and gentle, or selfish and demanding, depends on how you are living today. If you live only for what you can get out of life, this man will be a crabby, self-centered, and spiteful soul. If you open your life to others and live as a giver, this man will be kind, open, and generous of spirit. If you are involved in the church as one of Christ’s disciples, this man will eventually hear “Well done …” If you live for yourself and disregard the church and others, this man will hear “Depart from me …”

The person you are going to meet down the road one day is the man you are being today. You see, the person you become depends entirely upon the life you live today. The only way you can be sure of being satisfied with that man tomorrow is to be that person you are satisfied with today.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life and the life you have is God‘s gift to you; what you do with your life is your gift to God--something not to be wasted on life’s lesser matters.

From Warner’s World, this is Grandpa at

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