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the special gift

Everyone has an opinion about something and everything.  Yet, frequently whatever their thoughts are they will automatically find another person who will disagree. It starts out when we are children.  Everyone is raised differently and so each child has their own opinion.  However, if a child is playing with another child their parents thoughts, ideas and even prejudices are projected onto the child and it often appears on the playground.  For example, a child may believe that another child of a different ethnicity or one from a different country is not a person they should associate with based on their parents statements.   Most children simply play with each other and only care about having fun.  The parents with extreme views program their children which truly gives them a disadvantage in life. Of course, in many families politics are not a topic to be discussed ever. I know a family that is exactly that way.  At holidays, it is strictly off limits.  The main reason being that the arguments will ruin a perfectly lovely day. This also includes insulting other people about their attire. Even if you do not care for what a person is wearing it is impolite and rude to criticize them.  They may believe your appearance is awful.  What all this really and truly boils down to is mind your own business and keep your opinions to yourself. In the Good Gus series appearances, opinions and negative words were not in a single story.  It is important that children think positively.  In the “Special Gift” Liam is adopted and he and his new dad are a multiethnic family.  Everyone was happy which is what is most important. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books will be ready next week! Please consider adding “The Special Gift” as a new Christmas tradition. Important news! “Pecos Meets Bad Bart” and “The Cattle are Restless” are now available on Tractor Supply.  More books to follow!

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