Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Favorite: It's in the eye of the beholder

Me: (wiping at a smudge) What on earth is this yucky gunk on your face?
Alexandra: (batting her eyes) It's a beauty mark.
Placing sprinkles on bananas and peanut butter

She sleeps in a tiara, wears a tutu with sweatpants, and fights with her brother over whether her imaginary jewelry makes rainbows or not.

Perspective is a magical thing.  If one looks from the wrong angle, life can be pretty dirty and ugly. I want to borrow my daughter's viewpoint. Maybe she wears a lot of bandaids because she gets scraped up along the way, but she embraces her pretty bandages as accessories. If she can turn a chocolate covered scrape under her eye into a beauty mark, then what else can transform with the right attitude?



10 comments:

  1. She is going to do amazing things. Your kids have an amazing perspective from the creativity and self-confidence you've given them. Thanks for the wonderful story.

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  2. From the mouth of babes. Isn't it amazing seeing the world through their eyes when we take the time to slow down?

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    1. It certainly is. Slowing down is the hard part. There's an old Alabama song that comes to me sometimes and helps me remember: Here's the You Tube link: http://youtu.be/6slibTD9MF0

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  3. Love, love, love it. The world needs more Alexandras.

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    1. Perhaps. My guess is that the world might not be prepared for this one. Look out!

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  4. You don't have to borrow your daughter's viewpoint, Brandi - I've seen you in action in other venues and I have no doubt you had a part in instilling such creativity and optimism. Please tell the children that Alexandra is right on this one - imaginary jewelry does indeed create rainbows!

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    1. Aw! Thanks, Shel. Apparently, imaginary jewelry shoots laser beams, too. Might be useful.

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  5. Brandi, you have the TRUE heart of a mother.

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    1. Thanks for reading my mommy ramblings!

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