The best part of my day...
Me: What are you full of?
First grader: Greatness
Me: You're right. You were born to be great!
Since the first day of school I've told my kids that they're full of greatness. (Interested in reading about that? Look here.) The greatness isn't always easy to find from one child to the next, one moment to the next, or one day to the next, for that matter. Even as an adult my greatness varies from day to day it seems. It's there though.
Today I used shaving cream and a mirror to show my kids how greatness works. You see, greatness is like seeing your reflection in a mirror. It's always there. It's just that sometimes things cover it up.
Sometimes the things we say can cover up our greatness. It's still there of course.
Sometimes the things we do can cover up our greatness. The more these things happen, the more difficult it is to see the greatness.
The good news is that this can be fixed. It might take a little work though. The shaving cream doesn't come off as easily as we'd like sometimes (as I showed them above), but with some effort it's obvious that the greatness never left.