There are times when the learning curve is steep in life. Things just don’t go the way you would like, and you find yourself down and frustrated. You also find that it’s just a bit harder to communicate which includes being heard.
See these two little chicks? They just aren’t communicating! What is going on??
Such has been this week with my Tot. Her choices have been opposed to what God would smile upon in terms of kind communication, attitude and obedience. A lot of hurt took place, and she knew how it affected me and others. She felt it. Privileges were removed, yes, but instead, I decided to focus on what she was doing right and make a big deal of it. I also focused on God’s love for us and how we can return that overflowing love we are given: GIVE IT BACK TO OTHERS and HIM.
For example, she got out of the pool the first time she was asked, and with a happy attitude. Tatum, I love how you were quick to listen! I appreciate that. BOOM. Changed the tone of the afternoon.
The past few days have been wonderful. She is showing gratitude, and she isn’t asking me for something I may have put away for a surprise. She accepts the situation and realizes there are consequences good and bad to her actions. Very powerful.
We are communicating like these two little chicks. Lovingly and with kindness.
I love you, Tatum Knight. Each day is a new day filled with lessons from mistakes from both of us. We can only control our own actions. I choose LOVE which means this is what fills the tones of our voices and the way of the day.