Lessons From My Daughter (Pt 6)

We are 10 months old. Where did time fly to?

It is such a blessing to be a mummy to this little girl. I am amazed at how far God has brought us. She has enriched our lives and warmed our hearts. She has left a mark on our hearts and in our sitting room as well. When you walk in the door, you can tell she is around. She runs a ‘toy distribution’ service and does a splendid job at it:) .

I have learned many lessons from this little star, you can check out my last lesson here. Recently, she has been teaching me about enjoying life everyday. Here is how:

1) Celebrate Yourself

Miss K claps for herself when she does something good 🙂 it is really sweet. She celebrates her own little milestones several times a day . It has challenged me to celebrate myself when I make small steps towards my goal. Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader with pompoms et al. Who doesn’t like a little pat on the back and a small round of applause? It feels great to be acknowledged and celebrated.


2) Laugh at Yourself

If you wanna hear a genuine infectious laugh, you are welcome to visit us. Many are the days pretty lady and I end up laughing at her laughs. They are so innocent and heartfelt; they can go on and on and leave her breathless. When she spots herself on a reflective surface she smiles and laughs too. When she lands on her tushy after standing too long she bursts into laughter. I guess she has understood at a tender age that we all get tired, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.


3) Sing and Dance Along

We have a little artiste in our house. She is our entertainer who loves music and sings along to songs she likes. Miss K has a ‘that’s my jam’ face when a song she likes plays, and she dances along. She thinks my workout music is also dance-worthy. Her little karaoke sessions remind me that I don’t have to know the lyrics of the song to have a good time. I don’t have to know everything to enjoy life. Sometimes it is important to let loose, have a good time and let those endorphins do their work.


My prayer is that I will model to her the joy of the Lord in every situation. It is okay to be sad once in a while, but we must bounce back.




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