You get what you get…

You get what you get and you don’t get upset.

It amazes me how wise and profound children can be and while we try to guide and support them if we are open and humble enough, we can actually learn so much from them on how to regain those important skills necessary to be happy, that sometimes life and too often well-meaning grown-ups made us forget, like asking with ease and spontaneity for what we want and for help when we need it, showing our sadness and sensitivity, sharing our feelings and ideas with the people we love and giving them frequently and in tons hugs and kisses without embarrassment or fear of rejection.

Recently, during one of her early morning chat under the duvet, my daughter recited me the short rhyme: You get what you get and you don’t get upset, which has then caused me some deep self-reflections and to which I started adding some of my own short verses and then Francesca and I started adding some more together, it resulted in this little, probably, silly poem that we don’t care that doesn’t rhyme because we had fun putting it together and it is for me a good reminder of what I need to remember:

You get what you get and you don’t get upset.

You like what you like and, even if it is not cool all, you are not ashamed about it,
You are how you are and you do not need to apologise or make excuse for being far less than perfect,
Even better, you are how you are and you like it,

You are who you are and if you stop pretending to be different you can be happier and free,
Even better, you are who you are and you actually love it,
You are who you are and you love people and want them to feel loved,
You are who you are and you love all animals especially kittens, ponies and horses,
You are who you are and you love the red heavenly scented roses, the wild tiny mushrooms and all the various berries, herbs, flowers and little trees growing and blossoming in your garden and around you,
You are who you are and you love rivers, lakes and especially the sea,
You are who you are and you love colours and the rainbows after stormy days,
You are who you are and, as crazy as it can sound, you believe in angels, unicorns, mermaids, fairies and magic,

You are who you are and you are grateful for it because all is more than ok in this moment in time in your life and this is all that really matters.

Maria

(23/11/2015)

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