I found this very old write-up called 'Just for this morning' from my archives. I had seen this the first time in bujji's (my daughter spruhaa) school at HEAD START in Bangalore when she was in her pre-school. They had this notice board at school where they used to put up some very interesting anecdotes, stories, inspiring themes and some articles (like this one!) as food for thought ....
Let me know what do you think about it. I read it the first time and tears filled my eyes !
JUST FOR THIS MORNING
Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear and smile and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.
Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles!
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, I in will buy you one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I won’t worry about what you are doing to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won’t stand over you trying to fix them.
Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald’s (or Kamat or Forum!) and buy us both a happy meal. So you can have both toys.
Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.
Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.
And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask him for nothing.
Except for one more day ………….