This weeks L.O.V.E. Notes!
First week of school went well. When I saw the girls during “the sign of peace” at the school Mass–one was bouncing off the walls excited and the other was a teary eyed mess. It ended up being a “hug of peace” and lots of reassurance . As I sent her back to her teacher I cried all the way back to my pew. (I cry a lot. I always have–I’m a total emotion matcher.) As I knelt down, on my knees praying for my little girl–I remembered that I had put a super encouraging note in her lunch box. At that moment my world was all right again. I knew that she would know, I intentionally set aside time in the crazy morning to put a loving note in her lunch box.
That is my why of lunch box notes. So my kid knows in the middle of the day I’m sending love and light!
- I am smart.
- I am funny.
- I am kind.
- I am loving.
- I show others I care.
These are a little different from last week. I like to put in notes that say “you are” that is me affirming them BUT I also think it is hugely important for them to affirm themselves. To learn to love ourselves is important for all of us. We need to accept the light within us, given by the Divine, and love ourselves first, then we can spread that love to others. (I was going to write that today anyway–it just so happens that Fr. Trout’s homily was about that!)
I see the light in myself and honor it. (first) I see the light in you and honor it. (second) The light that we see is the collective divine. It is what connects us and makes us all brothers and sisters. (keeping in mind that siblings fight! but with respect can come to a understanding.)
Helping our kids see that the light shines from within them is fundamental. Give it a try and see how your kids change as they stop looking for external approval and seek it from the Source. Amazing things happen.
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Be Blessed as you eat and live with L.O.V.E.!