Dear Breakfast Lovers,
Do you enjoy a delicious breakfast? How about someone cooking it for you? Even better, how about someone bringing it to you… in bed I might add? We know it’s not Mother’s Day, but it is Brother’s Day.
I cook the majority of meals with the exception clause – boys make their own breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. I can’t say it has always panned out for the best. It may be a bowl of cereal. But I know two things for sure:
2) It may be a simple bowl of cereal. But food is good. Simple is great.
However, on this particular moment, they chose a different approach. Gabriel approached me, “Mom, I need ingredients for an omelet.” We ventured to the grocery store. Teaching Gabriel and Lucas to be proactive. At the store, my boys combed the aisles in a wild fashion for green onions, mushrooms, cheese, and eggs. Oh, I could hear their giggles from a different aisle. Oh, I could hear their feet run with glee. I made it to the checkout counter while they went back to find the mushrooms.
A lady approached me with “Are those your boys?” “Yes,” I replied. Wondering what those two are up to. She encouraged, “Your older son is really good with his younger brother. In fact, it’s quite beautiful to watch.” I smiled and thanked her.
COME SATURDAY MORNING…
Gabriel wakes up before Lucas. On his own, he made an omelet and put a love note on his nightstand. Really, it was a love note on Lucas’s bookmarker. Gabriel penned, “Love Gabriel.” And voilà an omelet was delivered on Lucas’s nightstand. I thanked Gabriel for taking the initiative. Lucas thanked him for a wonderful treat. And it was a great Saturday! No fights. No quarrels. Well, at least nothing major.
COME SUNDAY MORNING…
Lucas tiptoes to see if Gabriel is awake. He rushes in my room full of delight. “Mom, I want to make Gabriel breakfast, but I can only reach certain things,” he eagerly shared. I encouraged, “Do what you can.” And indeed he did. He made a waffle. Gabriel was about to say that the waffle was hard. But before those words could come out his mouth and hurt the gift giver, Lucas, I redirected him. And again there were… No Fights, No quarrels.
Kindness Begets Kindness.
What kind thing can you do for another today? Maybe it’s breakfast in bed, calling a friend, picking up flowers for a neighborhood, going with a friend to a doctor appointment, watching a friend’s talkative child, or picking up your neighbor’s child from school when they are in a jam. You decide!
But remember some things are quite simple and quite beautiful in life… Kindness Begets Kindness.