…and just like that a new phase has begun. After a few seconds of being unsure of his new surroundings, including the new faces, He squared his shoulders, walked up to the lady at the door, smiled, shook her hand and said hello. He then proceeded to walk in like a boss, turning around briefly to wave goodbye and shout “see you later”. …and just like that, the big school phase has begun!
The whole event encouraged and reminded me to be brave and willing to face new scenarios and situations regardless of my underlying fears and anxiety!
Kids are absolutely amazing, they approach every situation with all their emotions on display, but underpinning it all, is their curiosity, fearless attitude and share bravery, which comes forth and takes charge. They give real meaning to the popular phase “feel the fear and do it anyway”!
Today, I am thankful for the simple yet utterly profound life lessons I glean from children. For example, their utter dependency on parents and guardians, brings to light our relationship and dependency on God. We need God to help us do all that we need to do. Living and growing as Christian is practically impossible outside of Him.
Kids also teach us how impatient we can be with God. Have you ever promised a child something? Well be prepared to be badgered constantly, from dusk to dawn, until they get what has been promised! They have no concept of ‘later”, all has to be ‘now’ because you promised. Most times we are like this with God, forgetting that yes He will do what He has promised, but in the fullness of its time.
Today, Lord I am thankful for the gift of children and the lessons you teach us constantly through them; from simple faith to fearless boldness they employ to navigate each day.
May my gratitude be accepted in your presence today.
Now, over to you dear readers, WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL TO GOD FOR TODAY?
Leave your ‘Thank You’ notes in the comment section of the website – glorifying God and encouraging others along your way.