Just this weekend I read some of Ann's posts at Holy Experience about saying, "Yes," to God and to her family.
So when Rebecca asked me if she could paint this afternoon, I said yes. Even though it was (I thought) just half an hour until dinner. Even though we had the four hour orchestra expedition coming up.
I was even prompt and cheerful with water changes and paint refills.
I'm not looking for kudos or congratulations; this is how I should behave. It's just that, often, I don't.
So much of parenting, of love, is about being mindful.