Hug the moment.
Every day I talk to my little girl through Face Time.
One day she will dance for me. On another day she will play with me.
Some days I will watch her dress her dolls and others I will talk to her turtles.
Every day begins and ends with “I love you.”
Last week, she drew a picture of the heart that I posted in my article on Heart to Heart
When I showed her the blog and her picture, she asked if she was famous.
I said she was famous to me.
At that moment, she announced she was shopping.
She explain she needed to get some things for the heart. She grabbed her shopping cart.
She stared walking and there, talking about this and that.
Suddenly, the chatter stopped and she exclaimed.
“I have found a smile for the heart.”
Then the chatter resumed until there was a moment of silence
“Oh this is wonderful” she gushed ‘I have found a hug and a kiss for the heart”
And away she went but this time intently.
“I am getting my favorite blanket to keep the heart warm and comfy.” she said.
And “Here is my turtle so the heart has a friend.”
Out into the kitchen she went with a full shopping cart.
“I am getting an apple so the heart will not be hungry and I am going to eat it now’
This was a gift of a child heart. I could not help but respond.
The words came tumbling out of my heart, easily and effortlessly.
“It is very cold and dark here with mountains of snow. I will step outside in my bare feet and shout to every star in the sky that I love you”
“Okay,” she replied, as she munched on her apple.
I open the door and headed into the cold winter night. My bare feet were cold.
“Will the snow hear us? “She asked. I assured it would be okay.
I did a selfie of myself with the night sky to ensure she could see and hear me
I looked up to the stars and yelled “I love you”
In that dark cold night, I heard her say “Louder!”
I giggled and yelled it again, only much louder “I love you”
She was insistent ‘Louder!”
In my loudest voice I said “I love you”
When I listen to the heart of a child, I become the love that is in that heart.
Now all the stars in the sky and the snow on the ground know that love.
I was hugged by the moment.
Douglas Ross is an entrepreneur, father and friend on a journey of integrity to transform his heart. He wants to work with people in his new Into the Heart coaching program that will change the way you see your world. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 706-945-2131. You can learn more about Doug at Working In Life .