The Important Things

My son gave me a sad hug last night before bed. When I asked him what was wrong, he looked at me with sincere regret and told me he was sorry that I didn’t get anything for Valentine’s Day. I explained that his little gobsmacks (kisses) and his sister’s hugs were all the gifts I need, but he wasn’t convinced. He gave me a big monkey hug and told me I shouldn’t worry about not having a Valentine because he would always be mine.

In a time when the world seems to be so focused on things – popular things, expensive things, electronic things, silly things, the wrong things – it is so easy to forget that children need to be reminded that they are blessed beyond measure with simple things like their health. We need to remind them that true happiness is self-made. No gadget or gizmo, no trendy outfit, no car or house will lead them to a perfect life. Their character, their faith, their health, their love for family and hope for humanity is what will guide them to be successful.

In light of this week’s tragedy, I encourage us all to hug our children a little tighter and keep the focus on the important things.

#TheImportantThings #LoveMyLittleGuy #FaithLoveAndHope #MyBoyHasTheBestHeart #ChildrenAreTheInnocenceTheWorldNeeds #OutrageouslyOrdinary

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