Children are the best teachers

A tale of a little girl who taught her mom a valuable lesson

So as it happens more often than not, I ended up working till past my children’s bedtime, yet again. This morning when I finished my meditation and I asked my 7 year old daughter to repeat the positive affirmations with me, she did so diligently with her head bowed in faith and an earnest tone in her voice and then peered up at me and said “Mama you dropped the glass ball yesterday and now it is broken”. I looked perplexed and promptly asked her to decode her words of wonder.

She then went on to explain that there are 5 balls that everyone juggles with — work, health, family, friends and spirit. The work ball is made of rubber and the remaining balls are made of glass. The work ball, made of rubber will always bounce right back if it happens to slip or fall from your hand but the other balls are made of glass, if they slip or fall, they will either break or the shape will become skewed and may never remain the same again.

Such a simple and profound little tale from a 7 year old left me astounded, yet I couldn’t help but smile that we must have done something right as parents in these past 7 years for her to have caught on to these values and remind me of the same when she found the ball slipping.

This sweet account put a smile on my face this morning, so I thought of sharing the feeling with all of you

Bless us all with the ability to be able to balance our work and family lives. Its natural for the ball to slip, we are human but signs such as these are always welcome and can aspire us to do as best as we can till we know better. And when we know better, DO BETTER !

Published by oberoimehak

Full time mother and overworked lawyer who likes to spend the 25th hour mulling over life, spirituality, parenthood, relationships and other creative pursuits that crack its way through her over enthusiastic brain. Follow me if feminism, women empowerment, spirituality or just the basic dogmas imposed by the society; intrigue you.

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