In his book Finding Your Smile Again, Jeff A. Johnson shares this from a keynote speech at a child care conference given by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld. She describes the time that providers spend with children as "sacred interactions. Sacred interactions: blessed, holy, spiritual, divine, deep, meaningful, profound, important, celestial, significant interactions.
This is so true of working with children or raising children. We need to be there in the moment with them. Each moment we have with them is sacred.I can remember my kids taking my face in their hands to look at them when they wanted my attention, because my attention was elsewhere even though I thought it was with them. Kids KNOW the difference! And as true as this is about kids, isn't it true of life, too? Each moment we have is sacred. That may sound sappy and silly, but it's true. So whether you're working with children, raising children, spending time with grandchildren, or anything else. Take the time to be there for each moment, not 100 miles away thinking about something else.