Our world is currently filled with so much uncertainty. We don’t know what tomorrow or next week or next month will look like. We just don’t know. Can we take a breath? Are things getting better? There isn’t really an answer to that right now. In the midst of a world that utterly lacks predictability, there are still plenty of things that we can hold onto and believe in.
Here is what we do know:
That no one knows.
We are all doing our best.
That what I decide is right for my family might be different than what’s right for yours and that’s ok.
That you might be holding it together while I’m falling apart and that tomorrow or next week we will switch places.
Children are simple. May we never underestimate the power of a stick and a puddle.
Moms never sit down. Ever.
That teachers loving on kids holds them together.
That our children need so much less than we think they do.
“Real life lessons” hold as much value as academic ones.
Neighbors are a lifeline.
How important it is to check on each other.
Where children need more help and where we need to truly let go.
That generosity and kindness can look like a stick of butter, freshly baked cookies, or decorating a driveway.
Teachers are AMAZING. May we never ever EVER take them for granted again.
There are lots of things we can live without.
That joy and love and kindness are everywhere. Especially now.
Find the joy,
Jessica McCauley, M.Ed. is a parenting coach/consultant. She draws on her background as a Montessori educator and Child Life Specialist to help families navigate the challenges of the early childhood years. Contact Jessica at http://smallhandsbigsteps.com/contact/ for more information or to schedule a consultation.