Humility is not thinking less of ourselves but thinking of ourselves less.
If you have children, you know they are great at maintaining their parents’ humility. My youngest child, Lexi, is particularly gifted in this area.
Along with the books and columns I write, I have been writing this newsletter/blog for 20 years now. Occasionally I will ask my kids what they thought about one of my blog posts on a topic that is relevant to them.
I recall the last time I asked Lexi about a topic. She was 13-years old. I was interested in her perspective on managing millennials which I had addressed in that week’s post. With no hesitation whatsoever, she confidently and directly replied, “Oh, dad, I unsubscribed to your newsletter a loooong time ago!”
Thanks to my kids, humility prevails!
Lexi is also is a stickler for details. I think I recalled most of this story accurately, but I am not worried since she won’t see it!
This practical parenting book was written by Lexi and her two siblings, Please Listen Up, Parents: 12 Secrets YORU Kids Want YOU to Know.