In our family one of the guiding principles for the girls Juniper and BC as they have grown up is “are you a credit?” . Is what you have done, good, honourable, would your parents be proud?
As type this I realise I sound like a meglia maniac.
But being a “credit” in our family has been a big deal.
BC was a credit this week, she rang my Mum and spent time with her on the phone when she knew m Mum was upset. My Mum takes great comfort from chatting with my girls…Especially if they ask her advice about men!
Juniper was a credit as she left home a the weekend to go back to University to help a friend who was struggling with a piece of course work. The phone went, a request was made and 45 minutes later I am at a train station dropping her off to get back to Uni 24 hours earlier than planned. Help was asked for. Help was given. The piece of course work got a first.
What makes me proud is not the mark. It’s the attitude my kids showed. BC looking out for her grandmother has no bearing on her degree, yet it is one of the most important lessons she took that week. Her grandmother loved it. It made me proud.
Juniper helping out a good friend …..she just helped a friend. No big deal you think. But it was, to the friend who wanted some help and to Juniper who gave it.
Small things in the great scheme of things. But huge things for the recipients. My Mum and Junipers friend.
Some times it’s really easy to overlook the small stuff and to not celebrate it . But when you look, really look, the small stuff can be really big sometimes.
My kids have been a credit this week.