A friend came to stay with us and brought gifts for our children–two really cool, powerful flashlights.
The boys loved them, but they didn’t say thank you. They rarely do, and that’s ok for us, but sometimes it rankles people.
This is all our fault; we’ve never told them to say thank you when receiving a gift.
We teach them the importance of generosity though, of giving freely from their hearts without expecting anything in return, not even a thank you.