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.
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Go be inspiring!