Isn’t it amazing what lessons you can learn from your children?! We’re supposed to be teaching them and then suddenly, they teach us some profound concept leaving me with my mouth gaping open in shock.
The latest lesson my 4 year old has taught me is that happiness is a choice. He can be very whiny and very quick to tears for little to no reason at times. Eventually my husband and I got fed up with it and would often send him to his room until he could come out with a happy face.
Boy did he learn quick! This little boy is to the point that as soon as we even mention his room, the tears disappear and he puts on the cheesiest smile possible. Each time he does it I’m shocked at his ability to just switch his mood with little effort and suddenly he’s fine.
And from this, I learn that happiness is truly a choice. We can cry or we can choose to put on a happy face which will lead to happy feelings eventually. We have control over our emotions.
This is the lesson that my 4 year old taught me :).