What happens when your friend brings your (honorary) niece all the way across the country to celebrate her 1st birthday?
You hop on a train so you can join her to celebrate (of course)!
I can barely believe this little blonde nugget is already one year old. It seems like only yesterday little August Grace was content to snuggle up in my arms wrapped in her baby blanket.
As she waved at me while cruising independently around the room, it was awesome to see how much she’d changed and grown in the relatively short amount of time since I’d seen her last.
I already loved this little girl, but seeing how much she’d changed got me thinking about what I love about who she’s become.
For starters, she’s not afraid to take a chance. She smiled at anyone and everyone and was unafraid that her enthusiasm would be snubbed.
Plus, she’s not ashamed or apologetic about having changed since the last time I saw her. I could not begin to count the ways that she’s changed since I saw her last year, but I did notice she’s practically walking, using her voice, knows a few signs, and has opinions about what she does and does not like to eat (she’s not a fan of birthday cake, btw!).
Finally, when at first she doesn’t succeed at something (like reaching something just out of her grasp) she persists like hell!
These are life-mastery qualities I admire in adults, and this little girl already has them in spades!
At just one-year-old, August Grace demonstrates MASTERY over several life lessons that apply to each of us at ANY AGE.
- Take chances (big and small)
- Don’t be ashamed of having grown or changed
- If you want to be/do/have something, persist like hell
I have a hunch we’re all born masters of these qualities, and yet somewhere along the way we lose them and either suffer for it or have to relearn them.
Have you noticed this, too? Why do you think this is?
This week let’s be a little more like 1-year-old August Grace and take chances, be unashamed of having grown or changed, and persist like hell towards what we want!
Send me an example of how you’re going to do this over the next week and I’ll cheer you on by personally checking back with you this week to see how you’re doing. Just contact me to let me in on what you’re up to.
Until next week,