A Few Words With a Lot of Power
Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Hello everybody, I hope you’ve had a good week. This time in September is usually pretty stressful as it brings new transitions for so many people, especially children and teachers who are beginning a new school year. There’s a certain level of anxiety as they each need to get accustomed to new routines and personalities. Parents and caregivers are again feeling the rush of getting everybody up and ready to get to school on time in the morning and making sure the kids have everything they need with them for the day. There’s more traffic on the roads again because people are back from their vacations and heading back to their routines of work and school. Mornings can get chaotic and it doesn’t help that our minds are always rushed thinking of our to do lists for the day, moments after our feet hit the floor. It’s so easy for us to lose sight of the beautiful little moments and blessings the day has already given us. We sometimes take for granted things like our health and being able to breathe and get out of bed without any assistance. We forget how blessed we are to have a roof over our heads with running water, and live with people we love, even if they sometimes try our patience. It’s important to regularly remind ourselves to be grateful for these things and the moments we have with our loved ones. Kids especially need to learn about gratitude and about how grateful we are to have them in our lives. So maybe as part of your morning routine, you could take a few more seconds as you are saying goodbye to them or other members of your family to say, “I love you and I’m so grateful to have you in my life.” Send them off on their day knowing they are loved and appreciated. Those few little words can have the most powerful impact on their self-esteem, their sprit, and their mindset for the day. And chances are, you might hear those words come right back to you, and who wouldn’t mind that.