Being an artist and working with my hands all the time I realize the importance of my hands and feel so blessed to have them to be able to be creative in many aspects. I love to express myself with my hands and got thinking how our hands can tell our life stories.
Some having a harsher life than others. But what really got me thinking was the potential that little hands have to make such a difference in the world.
To think that kids have been yelled at by some to keep their fingerprints off the glass, furniture ect and how sad that really is. Kids need to be encouraged to express themselves with their hands and for us to understand that their little hand prints are their special unique little marks on the world~ The beginning of a new world of exploration!
When my youngest daughter was very small but still old enough to doodle a couple of words and pictures she did so on our bedroom door in a little corner. One day I noticed it and my first reaction was "she shouldn't be writing on the door"! And then when I read the tiny story of her frog and the little words that followed..."rib bit little froggy I love you"... I melted and thought what a sweet little gift she had left me.. she was there, she left her creative mark for all to see ( not that I have guided tours through my bedroom... but it was out in the open for all of us to enjoy) If we look at things differently and walk that fine line to help our child move in the right direction but with a freedom to be creatively expressive ,I feel that much more beauty can not only be expressed but felt as well. Our hands hold so much beautiful potential whether it is showing love through a caress or making a meal for those we care about, our hands are beautiful extensions of what is in our hearts.
We since have moved from the house where Nicosha left her little "gift" of expression and one thing that was on my mind was to get a picture of that little froggie sand her" little message" on the door before we moved. I am sad to say that with all the commotion of moving a 3,000 sq foot house,We left forgetting to take those pictures,but that will forever be in my heart... that beautiful little piece of herself she wanted to share with us on our bedroom door .... I smile every time I think of it!
Always try and see things from a different perspective.. you never know what beautiful gift you may receive just by doing so...
In Faith & Love