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My 8-year old started her business today

At 6:30 am this morning, my 8-year old daughter woke up and told me she had the name of her business.  She proceeded to doodle the logo. 

Do I know what she will do?  No.

Does it matter what she will do?  No.

Do her parents support her?  Whole-heartedly.

This is awesomeness on a number of levels.  

  1. As a child, she is closest to her true self.  She is most in touch with her authentic self, not limited by societal biases and self-limiting thoughts. 
  2. Our first thoughts of the day, awaking from our dream state, are pure consciousness.  While I don’t know where she will go with this business and what it will grow into, I know it contains the essence of who she is. 
  3. And most importantly, her parents believe in her whole-heartedly.  

Her dad made them breakfast and sat down with her to register the website address.  Present and acknowledging her worthiness, he chose to go into work later than usual and share her enthusiasm.

I watched this interaction in awe.  What a beautiful depiction of unconditional love and acceptance.  I thought to myself, “What could we all be if someone believed in us from such a young age?”     

Can we offer unconditional acceptance to our children? 

Yes, if we can offer it to ourselves first. 

We can only give what we have.  We must first accept ourselves and honor our own worthiness before we can give it to our children.

Off she went to camp, knowing her parents believed in her whole-heartedly.  And at the end of the day, that’s the best inheritance I can give my children.   

Emily's first piece of framed art for her studio.

Cultivating Prosperity & Abundance,


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