Although it's only a bit of change - less than a dollar, Squire said - the boy's conversation is what's truly surprising.
"Do you want to do the right thing to do or keep it?"
"Do the right thing to do."
"Uh-huh. It's best to ask someone else."
Squire said she knows her boys are good, but she was so shocked at their integrity even when no one was watching.
"It would have been so easy for them to keep it," Squire said. "My heart smiled when I saw them make the right decision without any hesitation. I never thought 'Wow, I guess I'm doing awesome as a mother.' Instead, I just continue to be amazed at the wonderful integrity all of my children show me. They are my examples."
"I see so many stories of good and light," she said. "They just don't get as much publicity. So I want my kids to understand the importance of making a new friend, making a good decision, or even just smiling at a stranger. It goes a long way."
She does this by focusing on the three things she believes define her as a mom: protecting, teaching and loving her children. Her children make their own choices and she can't control that, but the three things she can control is how she rates herself as a good or bad mom.
"We want them to know that it's OK to make mistakes and to keep trying to better yourself each day. We spend a lot of time together just talking around the table or all piled on our bed. We love being with each other and I think that invokes a desire for my kids to always strive for their fullest potential."
Watch the inspiring video of Eli and Bronx below.
"Do you want to do the right thing to do? Or keep it?" A sweet moment caught on camera when two young boys from Layton found money outside of their neighbor's home. What a great lesson! (Via: Becky Squire)
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