I had the opportunity this morning to discuss with my eldest sons a simple but important principle for living. That is, that when one enters a room, it is always best for one to take a moment and survey the situation before acting or speaking. We had a humorous little chat about it, and it made me grateful that I am home with my Blessings, with ample opportunities like this to teach them about life. I am sure that I miss many of them due to my own busyness, but the sheer number of chances weights things in my favor.
I also found myself wishing that more adults had been taught this principle!