When one becomes worn out and worn down by life's busy path...
encouragement from those who hold you up
becomes something to be GRATEFUL for....
especially when some of those people are your children.
This week I saw a quote and an image on Facebook.
IT shook me in such a way that I thought I had to share it...
in order to help spread its message farther.
I have always said that we TEACH without TEACHING....
and what I mean by that is the eyes who watch us LIVE our lives
are learning how to live theirs by the examples that they see.
In particular our CHILDREN.
Our actions teach them:
* how to treat people,
* how to speak when you're upset,
* how much to give,
* how to express anger and sadness
(and most importantly)
* how to FEEL about themselves.
Here are a couple of incredible - short but POWERFUL videos showing the IMPACT of GRATITUDE through the eyes of CHILDREN!
If you have children...
take a moment today and tell them
how very GRATEFUL you are
to be given the chance to be their PARENT!
Tell each of them something special about themselves
that only you as a parent can see..... and be specific!
To my incredible, wonderful BRENT...
You are the LOVE of my life.
You are the first thing I ever loved and the one who showed me what unconditional love really looks like. I have always told you that you were born special, and it is my genuine privilege to be your mother. From the time you were just a little boy, your heart has always been soft, good and kind. I am so very proud of the man you have become and the character you have shown the world both- ON and OFF the field. In a world full of people, you have ALWAYS stood out in a crowd! Every young man you coach is better for being in your presence!
To my beautiful, bubbly BROOKLYN...
You are the JOY of my life....
From the day you were born, you have been
my little spit fire girl. The one who knows
what she wants and exactly HOW she's
gonna get it. You have made me laugh more
than anyone on this earth and been my
best friend when I felt all alone! You are truly
a ONE-IN-A-MILLION girl who brings joy to
so many. I am so so so proud of the nurse you
are and my heart swells with MOMMA LOVE
at how much you love the patients in your
care. I have told you since you were just
a toddling girl that "If I lined up all the girls in
the world, I'd pick YOU." and I still would!
To my amazing, blessed Brady...
You are the GIFT of my life...
From the very moment you were born, you have been the glue that makes us ALL family. You even used to tell me that "Jesus was holding you and holding you and then he handed you to me." And... I have always felt as if you were born with angel wings and the wisdom of those who've come before you. If I took the best of each of us and wrapped it into one little boy.... He would be YOU! You are brilliant and gentle and loving and full of LIFE. Your smile can light up a room and when you give a hug... it's so good it lasts all day long! You are my little Magic Bean that reminds me of Heaven.
To the lovely, delightful Deanna...
You are a blessing to my life...
I have told you many times that I
was worried about the woman Brent
would choose because I thought I may
have set them up for failure, since I'd
told him everything he'd done his whole
life was wonderful. BUT... little did I
know God had you all prepared to LOVE
my sweet boy and treat him as special as
his momma. You are such a crucial part
of our family and it has felt like
you belonged from the first Thanksgiving
I met you. Your heart is so full of love to
give while also being a woman driven to
be the BEST she can be all on her own.
You are beautiful inside and out. One of
my favorite things about you is that you
can dress up and look like you've
stepped out of VOUGE Magazine, or
wear your sweet pants right along with
the rest of us... all the while NEVER changing who you are or how you act. We are so lucky to have you
in our lives.
Today... Tell someone you LOVE how important they are to you....AND WHY!
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!