During dinner last night Hannah was chewing a grape and bopping around. I looked up at her and without much thought I said, "Hannah you are such a good girl." She stopped chewing, her eyes lit up, and she was practically beaming. "Goo goal?!" she asked me. Yes. Yes you are.
It was such a little moment, and nothing out of the ordinary. But it made me think about what those words could mean. When was the last time I said them to her? We spend a lot of time being busy, but I can't let myself forgot to give her positive words. Let this be my reminder to stop everyday and tell her that she is good, and smart, and wonderful. I believe that there's tremendous power in speaking positive words to our children. Many times people grow to fit the mold that we put them in, like a plant growing to the size of the pot that contains it. Let me plant my daughter in a wild open field where she will know no limits.