|Photography Credit: Anesen Naidoo|
Hello to a new week, filled with the potential for new experiences and opportunities.
I saw this amazing post update by one of my dearest friends on Facebook & I just had to share it with y'all.
Meet Shakira Bodasing
My daughter and I went to Truworths (clothing store). She did her usual thing - running between the clothing rails - playing hide and seek with mommy. I did my usual thing - pretending to play hide and seek while I tried to search in vain for something pretty to fit my Shakira hips (those big hips don't lie).
Suddenly she ran towards me and screamed: "Mommy it's our song! Let's dance!" (to my horror).
I looked around nervously at the other shoppers, happily grinning awaiting my dance moves. Instead I sheepishly responded: "Okay pumpkin, in just a bit, mommy is still shopping."
Of course it was a lie. Mom was too shy! She nodded and continued her hide and seek. Back home, before going to bed, it struck me...like an AHA moment that Oprah talks about. I felt a sense of regret. I lost the moment. I lost the entire plot of life at that very moment. I didn't seize the opportunity to "dance like no one was watching" with my daughter. I was a total jerk in fact :D I made a decision that night to never let a moment like that slip away, because that moment may never come again. A precious life lesson taught to me by my 3 year old daughter. Dance like no one is watching. Seize the moment. Thank you Kitara. This is my thank you note to you.
Parenting is an ever-changing, dynamic process that requires as much inward reflection as outward preparation. It is, as one of my colleagues shared, a path of service. When we embody motherhood, we give birth, not only to our children, but also to life.
~Be Kind to One Another~ Ellen Degeneres