When you take your child in your arms and lift him ‘skywards’ remember you are doing something bigger! You are taking on his world! Love comes with responsibility. You are the creator, second to God in giving life to your offspring and thereafter designing his world. Should you not be a gardener to his soul? You nourish him with food and fruits. You provide him textbooks and toys. Be consciously aware of your greater responsibility! You have to skillfully massage (manage) his mind so that he becomes your best message to the world.
A child is malleable. Supply him the ingredients and provide him the environment that sieves only the innocent and noble qualities out of him. He is aware of his emotions and alert to the attention you are giving him. He will pass on to others what he gets from you. Let him take his learning of good morals, acceptable conduct, balance, adjustment and synergy through your example. With each child parents raise and deliver to this world as a happy human being, they contribute HOPE to society. They provide the units of assembling a brighter and better world with increased harmony. The foundations of this world are based on interpersonal empathy and open ended growth. People can safely call this world an ‘untroubled’paradise of redoubled joys! Do you want a preview of this world? Here smiles pass on from one face to the other and light up all interconnected lives like sunshine over the hills, on a golden summer day.
Be the ropes of the swing in the park that your child rides higher and higher while trying to touch the blue sky. The ropes are his safety cushion, his hands being entwined around them while he cries out in joy when someone pushes his swing from behind. He knows he’ll go low or take up high but his grip on the rope will be secure and tight. Allow him this carefree ride lifelong. Give him the belief that he can rise or fall, no matter what! But still he can clutch your hands like the tight ropes of the swing.
The spring season best symbolizes the relationship between parents and children. All children arrive like a bouquet in spring. Life opens up anew with the freshness of spring. This season sweeps us in its sweet fragrance, gently knocks at our subconscious and whispers words like ‘Rise! Revive! Renew! Rejoice!’ Children announce the spring season in our lives as they birth into our families, make us proud parents and extend our lineage! Spring is not only about birthing! It is also about building! Birds build their nests while chirping busily in musical notes. Nature comes completely alive in spring. Much like birds, it is our loving obligation to provide strong nests to our children. It is a vital planning of our social set up that they spend the former years of their lives with us. We are by their side as they grow up from toddlers to teeny boppers to adolescents to adults. They require our assurance as they weave dreams of their lives yet to unfold and later for support; as they become the architects of their dreams on the soils of reality. Isn’t it worthwhile then, planning a sanctified home for them right from their infancy, providing them a cherished shelter to shield them from troubling thoughts and agonies of youth! Freeing them from the chains of self doubt as they measure their abilities in the tests of life and gifting them the best present of the universe…YOUR BELIEF IN THEIR WORTH!!!
They’ll have episodes of broken hearts, shattered dreams and bruised egos. You’ll be their healers. The medicine your loving words can provide cannot be manufactured in any pharmaceutical laboratory. You’ll be their reason builders. You’ll guide them to choices and decisions that agree with their lifestyle, backed by sensible reasoning. You are their resource providers, integrity shapers and fountainheads of instilling the right values in their core being.
Do not make your children walk in your shadow… Instead