Since a few posts back covered raising amazing kids as well as capturing ideas and inspiration, I figured it would only be right to share some of the inspiration and lessons I have received from my kiddo. So let’s jump right in…
Get excited, even if it’s just for the little things.
- I reward performance, and my daughter did very well in school. She had been struggling with being a Chatty Cathy during class, and she finally mastered her mouth! Lol. While in Wally World (WalMart) grocery shopping, she asked for silly putty. This was by far the BEST one dollar spent on my kid. To see her play for hours with this simple treat made me realize Lesson #1: Smile and be excited for the small wins in this single parenting life or just life itself! Don’t wait for the big grandiose things. Get excited NOW! Walk with confidence knowing God has already equipped you for this very moment. “For we walk by faith and not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7
Have a giving spirit.
- While in the airport, my daughter saw 2 very energetic little girls with their parents -who looked exhausted. The children seemed to have no toys or coloring books, and were having what appeared to be minor meltdowns. My kiddo asked if she could ask their parents if the kids could color with her. It’s as if she knew these parents needed relief (why she doesn’t seem to sense this with me…I don’t know). I digress…lol. The parents looked so grateful for a moment to breathe, which brings me to Lesson #2: Giving doesn’t have to be extravagant; it just has to be genuinely from the heart. ” Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.” II Corinthians 9:7
Laugh, Laugh, Laugh and Laugh some more!
- To hear my daughter’s innocent and sweet laughter brings a calming, yet excitement to my soul. How God has blessed me with a kid with such spunk and personality…it just amazes me! Sometimes, we as parents, get so caught up in the latest hype; the single and lonely saga; or the my kid should have the latest and greatest. We can easily miss Lesson #3: Learn to laugh things off and make the most out of your lemons (lemonade, lemon pie, lemon squares, lemon fudge, etc.) “He will yet fill your mouths with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21
Bonus: Just Dance!
- There is a time for everything. Might I suggest Just Dance for the Wii? Lol. Seriously Restyled Moms, we’ve got to be healthy. It isn’t limited to what you eat, but it’s also about being physically fit. We’ve got kids to keep up with! “Praise his name with dancing…” Psalm 149:3
What are some of the lessons you’ve learned from your little ones -no matter the age?
Your Restyled Mom…who is open to Re-Learning a few things 🙂