You’re Amazing!

June 9th: Someone is amazed! “Wow, how did you do that?!” What did you do?

When I read the phrase “Wow, how did you do that?!”, I hear the little voice of my daughter in all its awe-inspired fascination and delight when something relatively simple captures her imagination.

There’s something so captivating about a child’s face when they are amazed. The wide eyes alight with joy. Their entire face alive with wonder.

The words “Wow, how did you do that?!” have brought a sparkle to my soul on many an occasion over the past six years.

It began with the simple things… if I said the alphabet quickly, remembered the words to her favourite song, drew a picture for her, or coloured in neatly.

“Wow, Mummy, how do you do that?!”

Then, as she learned to say the alphabet, remembered the words to all her favourite songs, learned how to draw and practised colouring in, new things began to catch her attention.

She would wake up early and find me balancing away in tree pose, squeezing in my early morning yoga before she woke up. She’d gaze at me with a light in her eyes.

“Wow, Mummy, how do you do that?!”

I recently fooled her with a ‘magic trick’ that was considerably lacking in any form of magic. I held a tiny toy in my hand, moved it up and down three times and on the third movement, it disappeared! (was thrown over my shoulder)

Her expression was where magic could be found. I managed to get the “Wow, how did you do that?!” response twice before she realised I had no magic powers at all. I’m just highly skilled at distracting her with over-enthusiastic facial expressions as I throw toys over my shoulder.

Her joy lights up my day.

The see-saw of amazement is now starting to tip the other way and I’m the one constantly amazed at what my daughter can do. From learning to code with her Daddy to pulling off some super flexible moves at dance class. She blows me away, knocks my socks off, takes my breath away, and never ceases to amaze me!

And I have a feeling this is just the beginning.

I only hope that as time passes, her ability to be amazed continues to thrive. I know mine does.

Key Message: We’re all amazing. There’s so much we do that goes unnoticed amongst the haze of the day. Take some time to notice all the little things that are truly amazing about you and the people you love.