A Working Mom’s Letter to her Child

 

To my precious one,

Funny how you told me this morning that you are my precious daughter and I asked you why. Your answer was brilliant! You said, “It’s because you love me, Mama!”

Every night, as I kiss you good night I do wish you do not have to say, “I’ll see you when you pick me up tomorrow, Mama!”. I wish I am with you throughout the day and see the things you do while I am away from you.

Every morning as I draw a cross on your forehead, I wish I do not have to do that. I wish I can sleep in late with you and greet you “good morning with a smile!”. I know we do that in the weekends, but I know you feel it is never enough. I know you wish it’s summer all year long, so you can go down the stairs every monring and see my hugs waiting to wrap you up.

You saw me cry today as I picked you up from school, right?
You asked me why and I said, “it is because I don’t want to see you be the last child at the preschool to be picked up.”
Then, you added – “It’s because I am your precious one, right Mama?”
And I said, “Yes!”

I know it is tough in the morning for you and your Dad to do the regular routine, while I am already off to work. I do not know how we are actually doing it – but we are. You have been great. You have been an inspiration, and will always will be. You have been very understanding of Mama’s work schedule; you have been great at it!

Remember what I just said at dinner time? I said, “I will do anything for your sake, because you are my precious one.” And your Daddy seconded it with a kiss.

I really believe that when you wish upon the star and I ask you what you wished for, but won’t tell me – I do believe this is your wish: “I wish my Mama stays home with me all day long! I wish summer is here.”

And this is what I will wish upon the next star: “I wish that your wish will come true!”

I love you precious one!

Love,

Mama

What to give: and The How’s of Giving

Photo of Frederick Claflin

Giving is not just for material things.

When you use the verb “give” you constantly associate it with something tangible, something touchable – in other words, any type of material thing. When you are asked to “give”, you expect to give it full-heatedly so the receiver would feel the true and honest emotions of you giving it. When you give, there should be mutual happiness between you and the receiver – because giving and receiving must be equally viewed as one noble act.

 But giving should not just be associated with materials things.

If the  purpose of giving is to make other people happy, then to share happiness and to share your blessings is a big deal. 

You can “give” something of  yourself and still deliver happiness throughout the world in many ways:

1. You can “give” your smile and make someone smile back at you.

2. You can “give” your time and spend it wisely with someone dear to you.

3. You can “give” your thoughts to someone in need of critical feedback to improve himself.

4. You can “give” a hand and help someone fix something, either a clog in the sink or trouble in his car.

5. You can “give” a hug and make someone feel extra special.

6. You can “give” more than you think is possible.


And when you “give”, I want you to think of these:

 

Give because you believe in it.

Give because you want todo it.

Give because you think it is the right thing.


Do not give when you will have feelings of resentment soon after.

Do not give when others have influenced, have told, have forced you todo it.

Do not give if you do not believe 100% in the reason behind it.

Do not give only to impress others or to fit in.

Do not give when you, yourself do not have it.

 

Because giving is a tremendous responsibly, you must be willing to do it and most importantly, you must LOVE “giving”.

Because in the end giving is a gift.

If you are ready to “give” some inspiration to other people, share this post and follow us! That is the best gift you could “give” for today.

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