Yesterday morning, I was helping QQ to dress before I walked her to her kindy. The day was Monday, so instead of her knee-length kindy dress, she's wearing the kindy's t-shirt and shorts for her PE lesson. Upon realising that she had PE that morning, she looked at me with wide eyes and a happy grin.
"Yay! Got PE today! I can wear Korkor's sports shoes!"
Such pure delight over a pair of old shoes belonging to her Korkor. Even though she knows the shoes were pre-loved (hardly worn actually) and she could easily ask for a pair of new pink shoes, she didn't. She was just happy that her feet have finally grown enough to enjoy her Korkor's pair of shoes.
I am not like her.
I miss the Past.
I pin for the Future.
What I observed yesterday made me realise that I never really live the Now.
My daughter taught me a lesson that morning. To be happy. To take things in stride. To not "want" so much. To sincerely appreciate what we already have. And to live the Now.
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