When a child comes to you with a question, don’t push them away or tell me don’t have time. There are those parents who mourn over the loss of a child wishing they can get those moments back. Take the time today to listen to the questions of our children. When they come to us… Listen. If they ask you for a favor, give it some thought. Our days are filled with daily routines and we’re all too busy.
Today give your child a little extra time. Give them your undivided attention, making them feel special. Our children truly are special and they need to be put on a pedestal. We don’t have to sacrifice ourselves…just takes a little time, and a little practice. With a little time and a little practice we will learn to grow together and we will learn to appreciate each other.
Last night my son asked me to go swimming. My first instinct was no, as it will put a damper on my daily routine. Then my spiritual side says, “wait a minute, he wants to spend time with you?! Don’t push him away!” So this morning we swam and we swam and we swam. We swam like we’ve never swam before. It wasn’t easy for me but we did it. Didn’t matter how many laps we did or how far we went or what strokes we swam. What mattered is, when we were together we were sharing a lane…more importantly, we were sharing Love.
In these moments, we share with our children and most precious, it doesn’t matter if we are just sitting holding hands, watching a show, playing tiddly-winks, or swimming. What matters is we are together and we are one. Embracing our children we learn to embrace others. Through our children, we learn to embrace our communities. Embracing our children, we embrace our communities…ultimately embracing humanity. It is through our children a new beginning presents itself. There is hope for all of us, but first we need to embrace our children.
Stepping into the canvas with child in hand literally or metaphorically. May the children be a reminder of how to be. It is not about mundane schedules, it is about memories we share. No matter what our day brings paint a beautiful Canvas and do so with child in hand. It is through our children we must travel. See through their eyes and we shall see paradise once more. Have a glorious day!