Thing One helped a neighbor bag leaves yesterday. Just because he wanted to. The neighbor gave him a $2.00 "tip". He was so thrilled. He said, "Mom, are you proud of me for making this money?" Of course, I told him I was proud of him for helping our neighbor, and reminded him that he didn't do the work in order to make money.
After thinking about what he wanted to do with his new-found treasure for a while, he gave the money to his dad, saying "I think you and Mom could use a little extra money." My heart just leaped at his generosity.