Ah, do you have children who might see the kitchen garbage can about to overflow and quietly tiptoe away? Or might they use all the ice cubes except for one, so they don’t have to refill the tray? Or might they see Mom cleaning the kitchen and quickly exit the room before she notices them? Or do they see that the lawn needs mowing but hope no one else does? And, you can add many more to the list.
Why not teach and train your children to take care of the needs that they see immediately instead of pretending the needs are not there? Little things make such a difference in a busy household. When they are cared for the whole house runs more smoothly. Teach your children to be servants in these little ways: to take care of what comes their way, happily and joyfully, without being asked to do so. They should learn that when they see a need, they should take care of it, whether it be filling an ice cube tray, picking up the living room, mowing the grass, or giving an extra helping hand to Mom when she needs it. This is a practical way of serving and living for others. Why not teach them the “If you see it, do it” rule? It will make life more pleasant for others and for them too, for we are always blessed when we do for others.