Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Inspiring Power of 2 Simple Words: I Know


The Inspiring Power of 2 Simple Words: I Know


Don't you love it when you are beautifully surprised by your children?

I have six, wonderful girls. I'm blessed that they like each other ... on most days. :)

In the backseat of the car I overheard a lovely and surprising conversation.

My 10 year old (Blue) playing with my 4 year old (Fire). Like a lot of toddlers, Fire took over the conversation in a totally random way. Blue played along, though. The result was heart-warming.

F: "I know your favorite color is blue."
B: "I know your favorite color is orange."
F: "I know I love you."
B: "I know I love you, too."

"I know I love you." What an incredible thing for a child to know then be able to express so clearly and spontaneously.

How many beautiful things do we know that we are holding in because we don't think to express them?

The way Fire just threw it out without even stopping to think is inspiring to me. Colors really have nothing to do with sisterly love. But she made the connection because she knew her love as easily as she knew her favorite color.


Blue had to stay home from school the other day. My toddlers LOVE it when there is a sick day with an older sister. One-on-one time is so special to them. At the end of the day, Fire made a point to tell Blue how much she enjoyed their day together. She told me later she hoped Blue would stay home the next day, too. It didn't happen, but the desire is sweet all the same.

Here's the challenge: find something you know that will brighten someone's day and go say it to them. Can you do it right now? Tonight? That would be amazing! If you feel bold, tell me about it in the comments below.

Know someone who would like this post? I know I would love it if you shared it. Thank you!

Go be inspiring!

20 comments:

  1. What a touching and inspiring post, my lovely Kathryn, you have such a precious treasure inside your home, God bless you !

    Hope you're enjoying your Sunday,
    I'm sending you love and gentle hugs on the start of your new week ahead,
    with much thankfulness

    Dany

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  2. Thank you, Dany. You are so sweet to stop by and read my things. I never did thank you for the award. I feel badly about that, but I will let you know when I have it posted on my blog. Things have been kind of hit and miss on the writing end lately. Thank you for thinking of me. I hope your weekend was wonderful and a good prelude to the week. Hugs back!

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  3. How sweet. I love overhearing my kids talking (especially if it's something nice.)

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  4. It makes motherhood just that much more awesome, doesn't it?

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  5. The sweetest thing! I love it when my girls get along and express their love for each other! It happens, not very often, as they also fight a lot, but the "love moments" make up for the fighting for sure!

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  6. Thanks, Katrin! Oh, yes. There is plenty of squabbling here, too. That's what made this extra nice to hear. They happened to be playing Minecraft together which can make emotions go either way. :) I knew I had to document it as soon as it left her mouth.

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  7. Nice post Kathryn, it is really nice to see, when kids play nicely and show their love and appreciate each other. I am experiencing this with my grand children.

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  8. CathyLynchLawdanskiApril 29, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Told my daughter she is a great mom.

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  9. I am sure she loved that, Cathy. I love it when my mom says that to me. Thanks for telling me!

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  10. Thanks, Sadhna. It really is a beautiful thing to stop and experience. I'm glad you are getting to with the next generation!

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  11. I can't do what you are challenging just yet, as I'm the only one awake here. But, I have an idea of something that I could say to hubby that would brighten up his day. I'll just have to wait until after work to say it. Love this challenge by the way! Oh, and I'll probably say "I know that you're an amazing trainer and any student of yours is lucky." He just started a new personal fitness trainer job, but he's always been my trainer. :)

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  12. What a lovely post. I will definitely embrace this guidance and share this wisdom with those I love. Thanks for sharing Kathryn.
    Hugs, Lynn

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  13. Sherry@savvyapronMay 1, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    What a beautiful idea! I love it when my children say sweet things to each other. It is not often though. I will make this suggestion to them also.

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  14. My daughter is consistently surprising me with the phrases she says, I wonder where she comes up with it. But she has to pick it up from somewhere so I guess I'm doing something right. This is such a sweet story. <3

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  15. I love this age/stage where everything has such a cool personal spin on it. And, yes, kids are sponges so you must be doing something right. :) Thanks, Lindsey!

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  16. Thank you, Sherry. I hope it works for you and your children. I wish it happened more often here, too.

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  17. Thank you, Lynn! I appreciate you passing it on. It was such a sweet revelation to me.

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  18. That is a wonderful thing to say. I bet he loved it! Thanks for taking the challenge, Gina. Good luck with the new job. :)

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  19. You kids are the sweetest. I love how she said it, children cut through the rubbish and just say what they know is true. And it's so sweet and pure. The best kind of knowing and loving, ever.

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  20. They bring me so much joy! When do we stop cutting through the rubbish, I wonder? You always leave such great comments, Nikki!

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