“My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier you’ll be a general; if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
– Pablo Picasso
Time with our children is so precious and way too short. In this short little time we are given with our children there are times that words slip out of our mouths and reach our children's ears even before we have time to think them through. What is the message we are giving our children? We know we have high hopes for our children but do they know? We know and see their great potential twinkling in their eyes. But; do they see it? Or do our words extinguish the twinkle before it has time to live and thrive?
What a solid and beautiful message that Picasso's mother gave him. She gave him the freedom to be whatever he desired to be and breathed into him the belief he needed to become the best at whatever he desired. May we all help our children feel and live their potential.