Last week I walked into the bedroom of my favorite 7-year-old and saw this…
Let’s look a little closer…
I almost couldn’t believe it. She had posted positive messaging in her own pen and art all over the wall.
I thought about how many times I wake up in the mornings, turn on the news, and start the day with negatives.
I thought about all the times I’ve gone to sleep at night with not much more on my mind than the stresses and anxieties that will be waiting for me the next day.
I thought about how often I can get so down on myself, wondering why I am not better, smarter, funnier, or more outgoing than I am.
Then, I thought about how great it would be instead to begin and end each day with positives…something that isn’t all that easy to do in my mid-life years.
I asked my favorite 7-year-old to help me make some notes for my own room. I wrote the messages. She drew the art. I know that there is no possible way that she could understand the profound impact that her young, creative mind has had on my daily outlook over the past few days. I plan on saving the notes we created together and telling her about it one day, at least a decade from now. I will tell her how she, as a young girl, helped me to pump up the positive.
If you could write one positive message to yourself, what would it say?
on sunny days
After the messaging creation was complete and long past 7-year-old bedtime, I walked down the hall, passing her room. Something else caught my eye…another note. This one was taped on the outside of her door. Was it? Is it? Could it be? Yes, yes it was. I think we have a future blog-star on our hands.
On Sunny Days
On sunny days I sit and play.
I run. I jump. I wait for tomorrow.
And some days I say to myself, “what a wonderful day.”
Do you ever wait to do things?
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