So many lessons can be learned from children.
They are born learners and mimics.
Whenever my life gets confused and out of focus, I spend time with children and pay close attention. They repeat everything over and over until they remember what they have said. ( I try to do the same thing with new words or people’s names so that I can remember them.)
Children are also task oriented. They will do repetitious movements until they become automatic. And they spend lots of time working with things hands-on.
Ally and Aiden and I went to Mansfield for a visit with Elizabeth today.
We had a great time talking and playing with Thomas the Train and enjoyed lunch.
But when it was time to go, Aiden noticed Elizabeth’s sweater.
It has BIG buttons on it.
And many of them were unbuttoned!
So, Aiden decided to help her with them.
AND Buttoned some more.
( He was getting very heavy and
Allyson couldn’t hold him anymore.)
But that was all right with him,
Because he was real busy-
And we weren’t going anywhere until Aiden finished his task.
Buttoning Elizabeth up tight in that sweater!
I go through my days giving things a lick and a promise. Not quite finishing up any of my chores, or rushing through them in a haphazard way- wandering from this task to the next. And watching Aiden work so diligently at those buttons made me aware of my lack of diligence.
And made me think of the jobs I need to do well.