My 3-year-old daughter is RIGHT, I’m telling you
I have always pictured myself as an optimistic person. Instead of seeing the glass as half-empty, as most people do, I’d rather try to see it half-full. Every little things in life have the power to amaze me. Seeing the positive in every situations is important to me.
As I grow older, I find it more difficult to stay optimistic all the time. Maybe it has to do with everything going on in the world daily. Or maybe it has to do with politics or the economy that are never a source of good news. Perhaps it has to do with the mom in me scared to let her children live in all this insanity, I really don’t know for sure.
Listening to my daughter’s mantra
Lately I have been listening to my baby. She is 3. She is the definition of optimism herself. Whatever happens, she always says such things as: “it is okay mommy!” or “it doesn’t matter”. For her, every situation can be fixed. There is nothing that can’t be solved.
I love her perception of life. Even if she is still too young to know the real stakes adult life brings on a everyday basis, there is one thing I am sure of. It is that if she keeps her optimistic self as she grows older, she will be able to apply it on grown-up situations later in her life.
I love to see life through my children’s eyes whatever the situation is. There is a lot to learn from their own perspective. Because our children know so much more than we give them credit for.
So next time you face a dilemma, remember what my 3-year-old always says and you’ll see that, most of the time, she’s right!