Six Life Lessons From My Six-Year Old

She drew on the mirror with yogurt.” That’s what I told my husband the other day. I bet that you can guess that I am a mom! Mother’s Day is approaching, so I thought that it would be appropriate to share six things that I am learning from my six-year old.

  1. Play in the mud and rain puddles.
    My daughter doesn’t really care if she gets mud on her clothes. Life is messy. I am learning that it can be fun to play in the mess!
  2. Smell the flowers, even if you’re in a hurry.
    My daughter doesn’t rush around everywhere like I do, and she absolutely loves to smell flowers. She reminds me to slow down and enjoy the moment!
  3. Always forgive.
    No matter how many times I have to say, “I’m sorry”, my daughter is always quick to forgive me. I am learning that forgiveness can be a remedy for bitterness.
  4. Be silly.
    My daughter can find humor in almost anything. She makes me want to laugh more!
  5. Tell people what you need.
    My daughter always asks for help and is very helpful to others. I am learning that it is better to ask for help than to overexert myself.
  6. Make friends wherever you go.
    My daughter likes to greet everyone that she sees. I am learning that it is nice to connect with someone new, even if it is only for a moment.

What lessons have you learned from your kids?

36 thoughts on “Six Life Lessons From My Six-Year Old

  1. These are wonderful lessons in life. Very refreshing. We should take time and enjoy the moment, because it will never come back. Thank you so much for reminding me.


  2. With my children now grown-up, I can think of times when my grandchildren taught me. I am amazed by their kindness, their gratitude, and their work ethic. All three of these inspire me to follow suit.


  3. Very nicely written! I am also trying to learn the same things from my six year old son! realising it is always better to live a kid’s way. forgive…forget…and just carry on…

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  4. Your daughter is wise beyond her years.

    All 6 are good points.  Here is a haiku in the spirit of #4:

            *What the World Needs*
                    More silliness from
                    those who know they are silly;
                    less from the others.

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