Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Don't Breathe on the Baby

Babies are such beautiful, delicate, and inspiring things.  They represent hope and all that the future has to offer.  They can be challenging at times but they also add a sense of purpose.  They innocently demand attention and they depend totally on their caregivers to mature and to grow.

Babies are also very vulnerable.  They are susceptible to injury, sickness, and disease in ways that are unlike adults.  Caregivers are very particular about who they let get close to or handle their babies.  And they should be.  Healthy development just might depend upon it.

A dear friend once told me, "Be careful who you let breathe on your baby."  In a lot of ways dreams and goals are like babies.  They, too, represent hope and provide vision for the future.  They add a sense of purpose and can also be challenging.  Until they become a reality they require diligence and depend totally upon the dreamer.  Sometimes the breath is blatant criticisms.  Other times, it is subtle indifference.  Either way, it can harm the dream and the dreamer if allowed.

Today I say to you, "Be careful who you let breathe on your baby."  And if by chance a harmful breath comes your way, surround yourself with the truth, and keep on nurturing.

Until next time...

4 comments:

MarathonJourney said...

That was totally necessary. Thank you for sharing

Shaunia said...

I love this. Thank you .

Cheryl said...

You are welcome, MarathonJourney & Shaunia. I needed to encourage myself.

Anonymous said...

And you encouraged others as you encouraged yourself! Gonna go listen to Envourage Yourself right now! Love you Spesh!