― Pablo Picasso
I’ve been learning a lot the past few weeks. No, I haven’t been to school I’ve been listening and enjoying conversations with 2 of my favorite moms. Those two favorites, are my daughters.
Our children taught us many things when they were younger. I didn’t have much experience with children before ours, so I was surprised that they were teaching us and not the other way around. They taught me to be more patient, more affectionate, more lenient, more joyful, more accepting, to laugh at myself and most of all they taught me about loving unconditionally. I really miss the little girls, but now I have the best friends in the world. I’m not sure when that happened, I just know it happened.
And they are still teaching me. In a conversation yesterday, one daughter said something like, “Of course we are all busy, that’s why we have to be sure we are spending our time on what is IMPORTANT”. Pause, for thought. Thank you dear daughter! How wise a woman she is. I needed to hear those words. I’m guilty of getting way to caught up in what I think I ought to be doing or what others think I need to be doing. And, that is one reason I’m writing this evening….I simply want to. Something inside of me is telling me to write it down, someone else needs to read about it. What is IMPORTANT to you? Do you even know? Do you make the time for whatever it is?
Mom with the 14 month old was asked by daycare, what would you like us to focus on the upcoming year? And her answer caused me to pause also. It went something like, ” I want you to continue to help her to believe she is awesome and to be excited about life.” Wise also? I think so, if only we all believed we are awesome and excited life…….we would all be changed. I believe we are ALL awesome and need to let our own unique light shine.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking . So that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson
So, that’s what I’ve been learning the past few weeks. And for me it’s the best school with the best teachers. I’ll always be grateful for these amazing blessings.