A lesson from our daughter

My wife and I were in the living room when our baby took one of her dirty shoes and approached us back. What another mess she would make, I thought, well, my wife would feel the same too. 🙂 It surprised both of us when she suddenly grabbed tissues and cleaned her shoes.

Yesterday morning. Our daughter woke up and started coughing. It continued until she let the slime out of her mouth onto the floor. I took her to the toilet in case she would retch more. Our baby took the rolling tissues beside our toilet seat, walked outside to wipe her slime on the floor.

That moment amazed me like no other.

She is not even two and doesn’t understand responsibility. And I was there to help her, but she did it anyway. She saw a problem and fixed it. That simple.

I thought, when we take action on our problems, we improve. When we don’t act on the problem we see, we miss the opportunities to become better. Worse, when we don’t do anything about our problems, in time, it won’t be a problem anymore.

Years will pass without you getting better.

See a problem. Fix it. See a problem. Fix it.

Thanks, baby, another lesson for me.

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