"Patience Power". Yesterday it was my daughter's turn. It went something like this:
"Are you okay?"
"Sure. Why?" I asked.
"Every now and then you take a big breath".
Yikes... full disclosure: it also happened earlier in the day on a Staples run with two in tow as the littlest squirmed on the checkout counter. I gave myself a break on that one, but when I was busted that same afternoon in my own home, I knew it was time for a change.
And I was actually relieved when I realized how long it had been since I carved out the time to take a deep breathe. Those sighs are a sign. I forgot how much I used to enjoy using the precious first few moments of a morning as a clean slate. It's a quick chance to read some inspirational words, or a minute or two of meditation - or better yet both!
It dawned on me that these two lessons from my children are related. I guess it's not just the kids that need reminders :)