There is always something that all of us want. Whether it is the latest technology, toys, clothes, favorite candy or food, we all want something we don’t always need. Who are the people we ask? Who gets all of this for us and more?
Our parents! They are the first ones there for you when you are in need, even if they are busy. Our parents will always do whatever they can to keep us safe, happy, and healthy. They work hard to make sure we have everything we need and want. Many of our parents may wake up very early to go to work all day, and then come home to cook, clean, help us with our homework, and play with us. Parents do everything for us – in return we should respect, obey and appreciate them.
For example, do you say ‘tame’ in Gujarati when speaking to them? Do we make sure we do panchang pranam every morning or not? Do we say thank you and appreciate what they do for us everyday? Do we help them out when they need it and follow their instructions? All of these are very easy and simple ways to give back to our parents for everything they have done for us.
We must speak to them lovingly and do whatever we can to understand them and help them. If we do these little things to show respect to our parents, you will have a great, supportive and loving relationship with them!
Until next time!
Jay Swaminarayan from the ‘kids.baps.org’ team