1 Timothy 4:12 ...be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
The prophet Brigham Young said: "We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate."
I am constantly reminded of this when I reprimand my kids for something that they do or say. But then I realize that they are just imitating me. There have been lots of times that my kids have imitated my angry tone in a conversation and my negative words. I hope that I am exemplifying something positive!
*Does being an example in goofiness count...because my kids can sure imitate that!*