It Is Our Duty
Parents are the first role models most children have. You are the ones who teach them the language, mannerisms, even their attitudes they learn from you. Your children are gifted, even blessed with more than your looks. We as parents impart our knowledge and understanding of life. You also teach your children how to handle, overcome and use the challenges that they are presented in life.
Now as a grandparent, it has become even more important for me to pass on these lessons to my “Granma tweeheart” (that is the best the little parrot can manage as she repeats every word she hears us say).
Mommy, What Are Challenges?
In a post a few months ago, I shared five life lessons that I would like to pass on to my granddaughter before it is time to leave. Through my examples for whatever time we have together, it is my wish to also pass on ways to her how to overcome some of the challenges that life will present to her.
Every Tuesday, I share a Jamaican proverb or saying with readers that highlights a thought for the week or even the month. For April, we will be talking about the many challenges that we as humans have to get through, over or under. Some see these as obstacles, blockades or mountains, while others see them as opportunities for greater growth.
Watch this Tuesday Thought© and then share with me your thoughts in the comments below. The proverb this week is:
Pig ask ‘im Mumma wha mek har mout’ long so; Mumma sey, ‘No mind pickney, yuh a grow, yuh wi see.’ (Translation: The pig asked his Mother why her mouth was so long; Mother said, ‘Don’t worry child, you are growing, you will see’.)
Have a great rest of the day, challenges and all!