I had an incredible weekend at the Homeschool Conference this past weekend and walked away with many truths that I stored in my heart. It was truly a weekend that filled my cup. Over the next few posts, I will share some of them with you. Today, I want to share with you a lesson that I was reminded of. It is a very simple one. Smile.
One of the speakers pointed out that our children want nothing more than to know that we are proud of them or that we love them. Don't have children? That's ok. This lesson will still be applicable for you because we all want to feel appreciated, loved and validated. The easiest way to make our children or others feel this way is to smile.
How often have you smiled today? Have you been so burdened by your chores, your job, your finances, your relationships, that when your children approach you they are greeted with a frown? a scowl? a sigh? or maybe even a push away ("go play. Mommy's busy.")? Oh, how this simple lesson pierced my heart!
You have right now with them. The problems will never go away, but your babies will! Do you want them to feel like they have to perform or achieve a certain way for you to smile and delight in them? They should feel like their very presence in your life brings you joy, delight...or at least a smile to your face!
I can't tell you how this works, but I know it does! So say, "Cheese!"
To read more about my weekend at the Homeschool Convention click here.