Hugs: My 10-year-old daughter, Fia, is an ambitious child who places pressure on herself. This week she has MCAS and the anxiety leading up to it has made her irritable. This morning, the day of the test, she broke down in tears and starting yelling at my son because he had taken the last package of cookies. Instead of getting mad at her, I took her in my arms and hugged her tightly. After telling her how much I love her and how much I understand that she’s feeling stressed, I said to her, ”Do you know what spirituality is? It’s opening up your heart. That’s it. And as you open your heart to others, they will open their heart to you.”
She hugged me ever tighter and for the first time in a couple days, truly smiled.
Health: As we walked out the door, Fia asked for a fresh organic juice. She knew that she wanted to feel her best during the MCAS and that nutrients make you feel good. She sipped on her favorite Green Lemonade as I drove her to school, the calmest I have seen her in days.
Hard work: Pretty self-explanatory. If you work hard, you feel accomplishment
Happiness: Taking a step back to breathe, regroup and eat/drink healthy!