Last week we celebrated my baby girl’s birthday. She just turned 9, which is a wild age. She has strong opinions and I can already see pieces of the woman she will become yet she is still firmly rooted in childhood.
One of the things I admire most about my little girl is how fully she lives. Fear rarely plays a role in her life and as a result life works pretty well for her. Things come easily and when they don’t her attitude is “ain’t no big deal!”
Because of the non-resistance she holds in life she manifests her desires pretty quickly. She has won more raffles than statistically makes sense for her 9 short years. She gets invited to the coolest places by friends because she is easy to be with. And she drinks it all up with gusto. She is grateful all the time.
I’d love to take credit for any part of this but the truth is she continues to exist in the world this way in spite of me, not because of me. Her inner compass is so strong even my mommy fears can’t throw her off track. (Thank you GOD for that inner compass!)
She is definitely here as my teacher. As I’ve watched her develop she makes it so clear to me that fear, doubt, sadness & joy, love and hope are all choices. So I want to make a special request of you in honor of my little girl’s birthday.
Choose love over fear. In one small place in your life see where fear is playing a role and allow love to take over. If you do that I’ll feel like I’m fully honoring the privilege of being her mama. And I bet something pretty cool will happen to you in the process!
In love and light,