How do you raise a gentleman

How are jerks made? Everyone knows a guy who just radiates “I’m amazingness”  a guy who bullys,badmouths and generally just thinks the sun shines out of his behind…how are guys like that made? And how can you avoid your precious Lil angel basically turning into a douce?
How can you ensure your kid knows he is special and amazing and can do anything with his life while remembering that he is in fact not better than everyone else and the world doesn’t owe him anything?
I want Aidan to respect his elders, to take care of those less fortunate, to have a good heart and basically NOT be full of himself…
I don’t want him to be a racist,a bigot, and quite generally an idiot.
I know that as his mom I don’t have full control of his personality but I guess I will just try to do my part, like not laugh if he makes fun of anyone else, not encourage him putting anyone down, I’ll try to make sure he knows a diverse set of people and not be afraid to reprimand him if I see him acting the fool.
Mostly I will just pray for him and try my best… luckily he has some great men,like his dad and mine, to look up to and that is a good start.

Today I pray for…

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I’m currently way past exhausted I literally slept like a baby because I woke up hungry, tired and cranky. Think I need a bit of a break, just some time off to do nothing and guess what…I’m getting it, in four days I’m on staycation, like vacation, but not going anywhere (as girl Rob says). A week of waking up and doing stuff or not doing stuff – it’s up to me. (I’d prob opt for not doing stuff).
Think my exhaustion and need for a break comes from the fact that my life has been a bit hectic recently and I have a nasty habit of taking on other people’s problems.
I have been spending so much time worrying and so little time doing I have decided instead of fretting about things I can’t change (some things just are, I guess) I would just pray and give it over to a higher power . . . (some of the prayers are personal others just general)

So this morning I pray:
– For my mother in law who was in a terrible car crash where she lost two of her colleagues and cracked a bunch of ribs, she is currently out of town, sedated and waiting for a flight home, pray she recovers.
– For the husband who is stressed about his mother and who is moving to a new department at work this week, I pray he catches a break (goodness knows he deserves it).
– For friends and family who I can see are not being treated with the respect and love they deserve, I pray they will stop accepting second best.
– For myself and friends (you know who you are) I pray for financial security (doesn’t even have to be alarm system and rapid response security, lock and key for now would be fine too)
– For myself, I pray that all the self doubt and fear would be eliminated and that I receive the wisdom to make the right decisions in life.
– For the drought we are currently undergoing, even though it has been raining the dams are still emptying fast, I pray we get the much needed water.
– For the elections to go smoothly, I’ve already noticed the race card coming out and the finger pointing begin, I pray people would work for a better tomorrow and let yesterday spear them on, not hold them back.
– Included in these prayers is a big thank you because I’m a firm believer that:

“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”.
Philippians 4:13.