My daughter, Brooke, is in Sunriver, Ore. this weekend with her in-laws. Last night, she went to see the gingerbread houses entered into a contest at the Sunriver lodge. One gingerbread house stood out among the rest. It was made by a school class in the local area. Complete with a worm farm, recycling center, organic farm and hydraulic dam, it was a sight to see.
What are the lessons we teach our children? Do we embrace creation care or teach them selfish living?
Brooke told me once of a woman she worked closely with who shamelessly declared. “I buy water bottles at Costco all the time. And, I don’t recycle plastic bottles. I don’t care. It’s too much work.”
Do you think her children recycle?
I don’t think kids need to be obsessed with the demise of the world or the ozone layer. But, we can pass on some sustainable lessons to our children. As a result, they probably will appreciate the world they live in just a little bit more. And, they may just learn to live a little less selfish than their parents.