I taught baby massage, like I do every Friday, but today, as I loaded up my things in my car, I realized I was leaving class feeling — what’s the word? — lighter.
By lighter I mean something about class today has me walking just a little bit slower, smiling just a little bit wider, thankful just a little bit more.
Why? I’ve been thinking about this for the last two hours, and the only answer I have for you is this:
Starring into these eyes. Lying my hand on this ones head as he starred back at me. Breathing. Sharing stillness. Holding and soothing a sweet, little baby girl, just weeks old that came to class, crying from tummy pains/gas minutes into her massage.
The peace of the present moment I am pulled into when I am with them. They are to blame, I’m quite certain of it.
Today, if you have little people lying, rolling, crawling or walking around you in the house, take a moment. Stare into their eyes. Breathe. Hold their gaze just a little longer than you normally would. Share a moment, still… together, no matter their age (even if you risk being called weird by your tween/teen.)
I promise you, you will walk away transformed. And likely, they will too.
Connection and Baby/Kids