As we grow up, we seem to lose that child-like spirit within us. But children can definitely bring us back to where we once were before the world took hold of us. We can learn a lot from children. They are always in the present moment. When I am with my four-year grandson, he reminds me that life is lots of fun and not to be so serious. ❤
Parents beware: your children watch every move you make inside the home and outside the home. Right now, they are absorbing everything there is to know about life. Please be good role models for them, because they are depending on you to teach them all that you know. This is good, because you can actually mold them into becoming great adults. Your children are going to grow up being like you. So, are you happy and content? Do you like yourself? Are you a calm and patient person or are you uptight and anxious? Do you have manners, and are you polite and respectful toward others? How do you react to negative situations? Do you eat healthy food, and are you active? Maybe you need to change in some areas so that you can be the best role models you can be for your children. This is the perfect time to do so while they are still young and wanting to learn. Do it for you and them, because they need your guidance. Be very grateful for your children. They are blessings from God!
Be the role model for your children. Children are like sponges. Teach them at an early age about meditation (if they can sit still long enough). 🙂 Eventually, it will become easier and routine for them and be a great benefit in their lives. The little boy in this photo is 3 years old.
Just when things are moving along fine and then BAM something bad happens (at least we think so at the time). It has happened to all of us. We immediately ask why. Why did this happen, what am I doing wrong, why can’t things work out, etc. It’s especially hard on parents when it happens to their children. Some parents would rather take the fall than to see their children suffer. God wants us to grow in grace. God wants us all to learn to be strong and responsible but yet loving and compassionate. How do we learn to be good if there isn’t bad? How would we know about light if there wasn’t dark? We have to learn to accept things as they are, because it’s all part of life’s lessons. Keep the faith no matter what.
The most valuable gift you can give someone is your time. Spend a small amount of your time today by giving someone your undivided attention. It could be an elderly person, co-worker, friend, relative, etc. Parents please take the time from your hectic schedule and pay attention to your children. They would much rather spend time with you than any material object. You may even want to devote some time to yourself or spend time with your pet. This is a great act of caring and compassion.
The word grand is part of grandchildren for a reason. They are grand! Below is my little guru grandson totally in the present moment exploring life. I teach him and he certainly teaches me. He is pure joy.
My precious grandson, Liam, exploring the water.