How Do You Teach a Perfectionist Child to be a Kid?
I am a firm believer in making mistakes, as an adult, as a child -…
I am a positive thinker, I wouldn’t go on to say I am a 100% optimistic person, however, I do tend to lean more towards an optimistic person than a pessimistic one. You see, life is way too short to dwell on what negative may happen or has happened – I say focus on today and live each moment to the fullest for you never know when life will stop.
The thing about being a positive thinker, is that my positive attitude comes out in my parenting style and I did not realize just how much my positive thinking was reaching my children until the other night. I was sitting downstairs working on my boys bedtime routine when my daughter came downstairs, with a smile on her face, she looked as though she were up to no good when out of her mouth came a quote:
Filling your soul with other souls makes you more bitter and cold.
Say what? Did my nine year old daughter just say what I think she said? Basically, as explained to me by this nine year old girl, the quote means that you can’t let others get inside of you, you can not allow people who are mean or negative get into your soul because you are only responsible for yourself. Each person in this world can be happy, if only they remember that happiness comes from their own soul, not other souls.
Now, these are not words I would use exactly, mainly the word soul, however, she has a pretty good point, don’t you think? This was the day my theory on life and happiness hit my heart hard and a tear flowed down my face, a happy, proud sort of tear.