Benefit them without demanding gratitude
I picked up the last of the toys and began wrapping it up. Once I was done, I placed it with the others at the corner of the table. They looked so pretty; so inviting.
"Dad, who gets all these toys?-
"You know, pumpkin,"he replied sweeping me up and giving me a hug. "We take them to the orphanage at the edge of town.-
"But I never get to see the children open the presents.-
"That's the idea."He set me down and kissed me on the forehead. "You'll understand when you get older.-