“Words matter. Mantras more.” What IF I’m wrong about that?
Ever endeavouring to find my own Mantra(s), I’m teaching children, too: So be aspiring!
So hard connecting with kids too-often hearing:
“You’re too sensitive.”
“You care waaay-too much.”
I hear that a lot. Did as a kid, that’s for sure. If (read, When) today that’s said about me? Still twitch butAND I don’t hear it.*
I am hearing, too often, assessments like that about others’ children — of every age — from lovers, friends, other children…. All-too often from family. All still leaving me twitching.
Working with parents of Gifted Children, I’m ever tweaking — words way-before Mantras.
What IF a boy’s not “too” but SO sensitive?
What IF a wife cares not “too much” but SO-very much?
What IF — after teaching children my first two Qs — we begin exploring these?
“What will you do with your SOs?”
“What are your SOs?”
What IF we CAN too change the world — starting by stopping one twitch by switching one so-very-small word?
Believing we CAN, I’m asking, again:
Love IS — both sides of Heaven!™
PostScripts: No, I don’t hear “so” assessments re me anymore. I do and I’m certain what’s meant — and I certainly twitch — I simply don’t listen.
*I do hear, tho, my Dad admonishing: “Children are not baby goats!” ;)
And yes, I know these maiden heifers aren’t goats. Admiring farmers more than most, I’m also mindfully mostly vegetarian.
ButAND yes, it’s a powerful image, no?
†And yes, caps are warranted re Gifted Children. And yes, ALL are — in infinite ways. And yes, YOU are, too.
And yes, I’m asking “What IF” … a lot.
What IF YOU do, too?
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