Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Daughter, Holly

This morning, my six-year-old, Holly, was gazing off into the ether while wrapped in a blanket. Then she said, out of the blue, "Daddy, the brain is the most powerful part of the body." 

I sort of mumbled back saying, "Yeah," and then continued with what I was doing, not really considering what she was talking about. 

Then she said, "Actually, Daddy, the brain is probably the most powerful thing in the Universe." 

That was when she caught my attention. I stopped and wondered why she would say something like that out of nowhere. Maybe the things I talk about were getting into her psyche. Maybe rather than a foundation of fear, I have subtly given her the tools for success. 

Although her statement came from the very basic edge of where I usually spend my mental contemplations, I realized that she was on the right track to becoming a thinker of unlimited ability. 

"This is how it all starts," I mumbled to myself. This is how children grow up understanding that it is their own thought process that takes them precisely where they want to go in life. Perhaps...just perhaps, I have not completely messed up this whole parenting thing after all.

JB Lewis

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