How perfect you were when you were a tiny baby. Babies do not have to do anything to become perfect; they already are perfect, and they act as if they know it. They know they are the center of the Universe. The are not afraid to ask for what they want. They freely express their emotions. They are full of love. Louise L. Hay, You Can Heal Your Life
These are my two new beautiful nephews, Fletcher Clifford Allen and Archer James Tucker. I absolutely love what babies represent. Potential is one of my favorite words. When I look at them that’s what I see. I see life. I see all the memories and moments they’ll have. All of the fun. The smiles. The laughs. The tears. The challenges. The greatness. It is beautiful.
They are perfect right now. They are whole little beings. Untouched by fear. Unaware of struggles or suffering. They are devoid of conditioning. Of judgement. Their egos have yet to take over. They only know right now. They only need the basics. They don’t need new cars or phones or approval. They only yearn for the necessities. They crave love. All they know is love. They are completely perfect.
And there is my brother. The new father. He will be a wonderful dad. Clifford is the only person I know closest to being his perfect child self. Whole. He is pure, innocent, genuine. He is full of love. He knows not of judgement. His ego doesn’t get in the way and more often than not he chooses love over fear. He smiles, he laughs. It makes me feel happy to think of how this pure soul will raise these perfect little babies. To think of all the time I’ll get with them. All the holding, hugs and the great opportunity to be an aunt. To watch them grow and learn, and I get to be there to witness it.
Life is truly a wonderful experience and new life reminds me of this. Life is so precious, take advantage of it. Make the most of it. Don’t let your whole perfect self fade.
Each one of us has a three-year-old child within us, and we often spend most of our time yelling at that kid in ourselves. Then we wonder why our lives don’t work. Remember we are always Perfect, always beautiful, and ever-changing. We are doing the best we can with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge we have. Louise L. Hay
Congratulations to Cliff and Katie. To all the potential. To the new life you get to witness and nurture. You’ll be great parents. Enjoy each moment, each step, each challenge!