Each day holds so many pieces that we can be thankful for; then there are the pieces that we can decide to let either be positive, or negative. Today’s moment was one of
those. Little One and I were asked to watch his cousin for the day. She is nearly his age, so it’s like having twin 1-year-olds (Shout out to those awesome parents who tackle twins/multiples!). Now, this could have been viewed as a stressful and exhausting day, and there were surely moments of the day that did feel like that (When do children plot to scatter into opposite directions? I don’t hear the conspiracy, but I sure do see it acted out.). However, as I watched these two children play, I chose to view this day in a more positive light. I was getting to watch two cousins play, talk in their baby language, share toys and whine (When not sharing toys.); this seemed so special to me. Perhaps it’s because I did not really grow up around any cousins, so I have not experienced this unique bond that I’ve heard others speak of, or maybe it is just because these two kids are pretty enjoyable…but whatever the cause, I ended up viewing this opportunity in a positive light. I was thankful for the chance to watch them, but more so, I was excited about watching them grow through experiencing the day together. It’s truly a blessing that is challenging to put into words because the emotions extend beyond a keyboard.
Ahmeli… that we can learn to spin challenging days into positive ones.
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