In the meantime thanks Mom. You never are too old to need words of encouragement from a Mom. Here is a great story she sent to me yesterday that you might want to share with your little ones.
A Discouraging CroakA group of frogs were hopping through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. Whenthe other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good asdead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump out of the pit with all their might. Theother frogs kept yelling at them telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogstook heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frogcontinued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop thepain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogsasked, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they werecheering for and encouraging him the entire time.
Remember, never underestimate how powerful a few words of kindness and encouragement can be.