Many of you know that my son, Isaiah, is now 7 years old. I am LOVING this age for him! We have recently put all 3 of our children in a small school in our town after many years of home schooling. This new environment is sparking lots of great questions and conversations between my children, husband and I. This morning, much like other mornings, Isaiah was explaining how nobody at school likes him (this is just his personality, he says the same thing about us at home LOL). I let him finish then explained that 99.99% of the people who do not like you feel that way because you are not doing what they want you to do! I then asked him if he’s trying to please his friends or if he’s trying to please Jesus. Of course, he said Jesus, because he knows that’s the “right” answer LOL Then I told him that’s why you feel like no one likes you son, because you won’t do what they want you to do. People will never be happy with you when you don’t “go along” with them. This is such a tough concept especially for children who have such a deep desire to fit in. I have to say, I struggle with this myself. I even used a few examples of people who do not like me and it’s all because I do not “fit the mold” that they are trying to put me into 😀 Why do we have such a deep desire to make other people happy?

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