A Father's Tear
I remember the day well. I was having a challenging afternoon and was near my boiling point. The children were fraying my nerves and I could have exploded. When my daughter came into my office for about the fiftieth time that day, I was frustrated. As she came in asking in her little girl voice, she is 5 after all, if I could help her with her bracelet. As I turned from my desk, I saw she had her BE LOVE bracelet in her hand.
A smile crept across my face as I reached out to help her. She smiled at me and said, "You have one of these too, don't you dad?" I answered that I did and somehow had forgotten I was wearing it. She asked me if I would put hers on her wrist so we could each have a day of BEing LOVE.
I felt a tear slip down my cheek as my daughter again smiled and told me she would always BE LOVE and asked if it was OK for her to remind me and her friends to BE LOVE, too. The thought that jumped into my mind was, "And a child shall lead them." As she scampered away my daughter and a little white wristband transformed my day. Now when I feel my frustration building because of the children interrupting my work, I smile and remember to BE LOVE. How could I not want to Pass It On?