Theme for February: Love!
Need to: shovel driveway, unload dishwasher, walk dog. The list in my head was growing. I’d had a full day and expected to hit the ground running when I returned home. Energy was draining out of my body while thinking about all the things to accomplish before making dinner. But… I came home to three “to dos” done! My daughter had beaten me home and decided to surprise me with her acts of service. I LOVE a surprise! (Quick qualifier: the good kind.)
Energy was filling my bones, contentment filling my heart because of my child’s giving heart and consideration demonstration.
Doing small-or in this case many-acts of kindness are a beautiful expression of love. Pitching in or helping out when not asked or expected warms the heart of the recipient.
Parenting Tip: Warm your kids hearts by performing unexpected and small acts of kindness. Kind actions grow love.
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About the Author
Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.