5 life lessons we learn from our kids
Raising kids is such a wonderful and empowering moment. They are really heaven sent and I never imagined that as a parent they will also teach me wisdom. Indeed, there's no hood like parenthood. Here's the top 5 life lessons I learned so far.
- Share your blessings.
One time, I gave my daughter a box of cookies and she immediately shared it to her brother and her Dad. When I asked her why did she shared her cookies, she told me that it’s fine, after all I gave it to her and she’s sure that I can buy some cookies again next time. It is such an eye opening experience. Adults use to squander their blessings because they are afraid that they will lose it or run out of it. Contrary, kids believes that sharing is caring and that the earth is full of blessings and they don't need to be afraid that it will run out.
- Forgive easily.
During playtime, kids may fight over the small things, but they easily forget it and begin playing again. Unlike grownups, kids forgive and forget easily. Yes, they may fight and argue, but at the end of the day, they will still sit down and play with each other. Adults on the contrary will not speak to each other for years for silly reasons. Kids reminds us that life is better spent without any hidden anger in our hearts because Hey!, Life is too wonderful for that.
- One day at a time.
Do you sometimes wish you’re a small kid again? You’ll wake up in the morning, Mom will give you a fruity cereal, Dad will play with you, you’ll watch your favorite morning cartoon, play hide and seek with your friends and take a nap when you get tired. Kids do not worry about paying bills, getting employed, doing the laundry and pondering what to do with the rest of their lives. How laid back is the good old days?
Though I believe that as adults, we need to make sensible plans, I also believe to live our life one at a time. My kids remind me that life is indeed simple, but we love to make it complicated. We need to be truly contented in life, where we are grateful for the things we have and we are also hoping that the best is yet to come.
- Say “Thank You”
When a kid received a gift from an Aunt or Uncle, parents will usually ask their children “What will you say?” The kid will get the present and with a cute voice will say “Thank You!” Now, that is a reminder of being grateful. We raised our children to be grateful for any gift, but sometimes we are guilty of being ungrateful in our lives. No matter how simple and small it is, there are still things to be grateful for.
- Believe that everything is possible.
Kids have this sense of wonder and invincibility as if everything in this world is possible. When we are young kids, we dream of changing the world, but when we grow up, the world changed us instead. We are eaten by the realities of life, but whenever I look at my child’s eye as she tell me her dreams, it reminds me the beauty of having faith and believing that everything is possible – because it is.
How about you? Share the wisdom and learning your kids taught you about life.