My 3 year old was working on a 100 piece puzzle.
I sat back and watched.
For the first time, I didn’t get frustrated with his “mistakes” and I didn’t feel the urge to hand him the correct piece.
Instead of butting in, I intently observed and was absolutely marveled.
I could see the concentration on his face and the wheels turning in his brain. I could feel his intention to slowly and steadily finish the puzzle.
I realized quietly marveling at my children’s abilities is a way to be absolutely present with them. And maybe it’d work on myself too.
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