As a parent we are given opportunities to teach our children lessons of life that will, I hope, complement who they are meant to be as individuals. This past Sunday, my youngest daughter and I went to visit a nun who she had befriended during a Girl Scout outing this past Christmas. We visit Sr. Nadine as often as we can. All of us enjoy each other’s company so much. I know my daughter and I receive so much during this time.
For our visit yesterday, we brought Sr. Nadine flowers from my garden. It was a simple gesture but filled with authentic and genuine intention of being kind to someone. It is so true that in giving we receive and I am grateful that Abbey and I were able to experience this together.
I also realized that it does not have to be grand gestures of displayed kindness, but rather the small ones that say I care and I am thinking of you. That was my lesson as a parent this past Sunday.