When we adults are caught up in our grown up thoughts and dilemmas, it’s easy to dismiss the concerns of the little ones. These may seem trivial to us, but to them, it’s their whole world. Having children teaches us empathy, and when we empathize, we model this important skill to our kids.
The little things of the little ones
May seem little to us big ones
But these little things are big things
Like losing a doll or broken airplane wings
These little things that make them sad
And little things that make them glad
Like playing with a beloved pet
Or when a playdate with cousins is set
Like reading to them a good book
Or making them laugh with a silly look
Us big ones must not dismiss these little things
Empathize, respect our little ones’ feelings
What about the little things that seem trivial to others but matter to us? Like an instrovert’s personal space which she values, or this guy who requires an answer to every question directed at her.
Being with my children reminds me that I was young once, with an imagination that soared and fascination that knew no bounds. That is what I need now to pursue my dreams. My children let me open my eyes to little things, these little details, that make this world an interesting place, a wondrous creation of God.
What do you think are the little things in life that should not be taken lightly?