What we call little things are merely the causes of great things.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
Here are 10 ways you, creative mother, are embracing all those sweet little things (and little ones) that have come into your life, feeling their greatness, and succeeding in so many more ways than you probably know.
You share words of bravery and encouragement, lifting up fellow mamas in our own times of questioning and need.
You give voice to the many things – big and small – to be thankful for in the day.
You continue to practice the very things we are teaching our little ones – honesty, gratitude, love, patience.
You think about your work/life (family) balance – you think about it a lot, and you know there are no easy answers, but you do the very best you can – making the best choice for your family.
You provide the space and opportunity for your little one to put words to big things – big concepts, big emotions, big experiences – encouraging careful looking and seeing from different perspectives.
You are kind to your little ones, even when it’s really (really) hard.
You notice the little things that affect your children, whether they are aware of it or not, even if it’s as simple as the color of a toy.
You practice the art of listening – in those quiet, unexpected moments, when little ones choose to bare their soul – you listen, even when your own heart is overflowing with emotion, you listen.
You know that this role of mother is both everything, and yet, just a part of who you are. So you’re seeking out others – connecting and talking about the other parts of you – your interests, your passions, your creativity.
You lead by example, knowing (or not) that your little ones find you fascinating – the things you do, the beauty you create, the words you speak, they take it all in. And you do your best to be the person you hope your children will want to become.