“Work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”
I can’t think of a better list of traits as a parent to work to instill in my kids. In order to do so I have to hold myself accountable to living this list on a daily basis. A few of them I do well but there are some that I need to be diligent and guard against setting a poor example. If my children adopt these traits then I feel I will have done my job as a parent in preparing them for the world. This is the best gift I can give them.