Friday, May 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

"When your children walk in the room, do you light up?" Toni Morrison

I watched Oprah today. I know there are better things to do but I have an insane urge to stay culturally relevant and the Oprah show is ending. I must watch every show until the end. I also watch the Behind the Scenes show on OWN. I know, I need to get rid of my TV. I will.; maybe after Oprah is finished.

On to the point. Today was Oprah's greatest show moments. One of these moments was the above quote from Toni Morrison. Toni was relaying a story about showing your children how much you love them using your facial expression. She went on to say moms think we are showing affection by checking hair, clothes, shoes, teeth, etc. Children might see this as criticism, not love. Her "aha moment" was when she realized her children needed to see the joy she felt when she looked at them.

Good reminder. When was the last time you looked at your children and your face radiated joy just because they walked in the room?

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