“Never say no! Never say no!” These are the words I heard my sweet almost six-year-old son recite over and over again first thing this morning. I went into his room to check on him and to figure out what was going on. He was still laying in bed, under his covers in his PJs.
“Why are you saying that?” I asked.
“Because, today I want to not say no to you,” was his reply. Then he continued with “Never say no, never say no, etc…”
Holy cow. Mic drop. For a moment I was stunned.
My son, in his very young age motivated me in a way that I haven’t been in a long, long time. If he can wake up, and first thing in the morning, reign in his thoughts and devote himself to do something out of character in order to have a better day, and help his Mumma have a better day then why the heck can’t I?! If he has the courage and ability to, without question or hesitation, convince himself to do something that we all know is difficult for a young boy to do, then what excuse do I have?!
I am inspired to take more responsibility for my mistakes; to convince myself to change bad habits; to put on a smile every day despite frustrations and disappointments; to commit to spending that first hour every morning with my husband that he so desires; to scratch stuff off my list, yet have grace for the plenty left on it.
He is setting an example to me in a way that must surpass his understanding and today, I am just a little more thankful for this amazing, kind, sweet, strong son of mine.