This is one of those simple, personal stories that I love to share.
Our four-year-old daughter Kate loves animated movies (who doesn’t?!?) and her stuffed animals… The Lion King movie and her stuffed Aslan from the Narnia stories are current favorites.
One day a couple of weeks ago, Emily and I started to notice a sound coming from Kate’s room, via the sound monitor, every single morning. It sounded like a growl, but eventually we realized it was her version of a roar. She was doing it every morning, like clockwork. We would awake every morning to the sounds of Kate’s mighty roar… what a way to start the day.
Finally, one morning last week over coffee (for me) and oatmeal (for her), I dared to ask for an explanation.
Me: Kate, what is that sound I hear you making every morning?
Kate: That’s my roar, daddy.
Me: Why do you start the day with a roar, Kate?
Kate: Because I want the world to know how strong I am.
There isn’t much else I can add to make this story any better. This little girl starts her day with a statement of strength… for herself and anyone within earshot.
You go, sweet little Kate. Never stop roaring. And maybe a roar would be a great way for the rest of us to start our days as well. I am going to give it a try.
Have a great day!
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