Life Lessons from a 5 year old

The whole UK school thing is looking murky for my 5 year old (can't say I blame them - perhaps having a child blow into the classroom for a few months isn't conducive to stability), so I'm practicing my home-schooling skills...and it's not like learning some English history and the travel itself won't be a fantastic opportunity to educate. As she sits with me in our office, working on writing her letters, I was thinking about some of the lessons she has given me. The simple, yet really effective things we tend to forget as adults. For example:

The other night, we were relaxing before bed, reading and talking. I closed my eyes, and she reached over and I felt her fingertips on my third eye. In perfect Sanskrit, she softly chanted my favorite blessing, Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu - may all beings everywhere be happy and free. She finished with OM shanti, three times. I used to do this for her when she was a baby to soothe her. Lesson learned, I guess. Here's my little devil last weekend at Halloween.

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